girls do it for the third time
By Bernie Wijesekera
Sri Lanka Army 'A' girls displaying abundant power outplayed depleted
Slimline (who took the field sans four players, sidelined through
injury) by 31 points (3 goals and two tries) to nil to retain the
cup championship at the 3rd annual Women's rugby sevens worked off
at Havelock Park, yesterday.
the prevailing humid and sweltering conditions and played on a bone
hard surface the nine teams consisting mostly rural girls drawn
from Anuradhapura and Sabaragamuwa, sandwiched by a bevy of under
-19 school girls from Hong Kong gave a fine exhibition of running
girls from Hong Kong stole the limelight with their skillful ball
handling. In the cup semi-final the Hong Kong girls fought a relentless
battle against the high-riding Slimline SC who has won two 'sevens'
injuries Silimline fought hard to beat Hong Kong 12-5 in extra time
after being deadlock 5-all. Candy Cheng scored for the visitors
while Dinusha Edirisinghe scored two tries and goaled one of them
the Plate finals the Hong Kong juniors thrashed Army 'B' by 24 points
to nil. Andrea Vine four tries and Gabby Li scored a try. The Bowl
final between two teams from Ratnapura Sitwake playing for the first
time scored a hard fought win over Sabaragamuwa.