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Asian Rugby Sevens: Women tuskers to kick off Asia Sevens campaign

 

 

 

By Ranjika Perera

ASIAN RUGBY SEVENS

SCHEDULE

* Friday, 19 November

Women’s Sevens

Group Stages

Sri Lanka vs. Malaysia at 3.06 pm*

Sri Lanka vs. China at 5.54 pm

Sri Lanka vs. Hong-Kong at 9.26 pm

Men’s Sevens

Group Stages

Sri Lanka vs. Japan at 4.12 pm

Sri Lanka vs. UAE at 7.44 pm

Sri Lanka vs. China at 10.54 pm

* Saturday, 20 November

Women’s Sevens

Plate semi-finals from 4.30 pm onwards

Cup semi-finals from 5.14 pm onwards

7th/8th place playoff at 7.30 pm

Plate finals at 7.52 pm

3rd/4th place playoff at 9.12 pm

Cup finals at 9.56 pm

Men’s Sevens

Plate semi-finals from 5.58 pm onwards

Cup semi-finals from 6.42 pm onwards

7th/8th place playoff at 8.14 pm

Plate final at 8.36 pm

3rd/4th playoff at 9.34 pm

Cup finals at 10.18 pm

* All time in Sri Lanka time

It will be Sri Lanka’s women’s Sevens rugby team, led by Dulani Pallekondage, who will take the field first in the Asia Rugby Sevens Championship today (19) in Dubai. The two-day Championship will end tomorrow, Saturday (20).

Both the male and female Sri Lanka teams, aka the Tuskers, had reached the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Wednesday (17) and they had undergone a light training session yesterday (18), with some swimming aerobics, to loosen up for the mega event.

The news from the camp now in Dubai is that the boys and girls are both pumped up and ready to kick off the tournament in style today.