Isipathana on top at Zahira 7’s

By M. Shamil Amit, Pic by Gemunu Wellage

Isipathana retained the Zahira Invitation Schools Rugby Sevens title by defeating St Peter’s 12-7 in a pulsating final at Longdon Place yesterday. The score remained the same at the breather.

The champions accumulated their points through a goal and try as against a goal by the losers. This was the second successive year that the tournament was conducted where Isipathana came out winners in the inaugural one by beating Royal in the final. CWW Kannangara MMV Borella, a team that has made vast strides in the school rugby arena in recent times, clinched the Plate title when they defeated Royal Panadura.

Action at Zahira rugby 7s at Longdon Place yesterday.

In fact the Borella boys went a step further this year as last year they were the Bowl champions. In qualifying to the Plate segment they put a fine display in the round robin games.

They went down fighting to champions Isipathana but overcame the strong Dharmaraja side that emerged the Bowl champions by routing Prince of Wales in the final. The tournament organized by the Zahira Group of 60’s saw 12 teams contesting. S. Thomas’ who were originally scheduled to participate pulled out as some of their players are training with the youth national pool.

The Thomian absence saw a team from A Goal Academy replacing them. The winning team was awarded a trophy and a cash award of Rs. 50,000/- with the runner up receiving a cash award of Rs. 25,000/-.

Semi Finals – Bowl – Dharmaraja beat Carey 41-12 and Prince of Wales beat A Goal Academy 17-0. Plate – CWW Kannangara MMV beat St Joseph’s 17-12 and Royal Panadura beat Vidyartha 17-12. Cup – Isipathana beat Zahira 35-10 and St Peter’s beat St Anne’s 33-14.
Finals – Bowl – Dharmaraja beat Prince of Wales 64-0. Plate – CWW Kannangra MMV beat Royal Panadura 29-12. Cup – Isipathana beat St Peter’s 12-7.

Top to the page  |  E-mail  |  views[1]
  Other Sports Articles
Ball mystery baffles SLC
Money talks, but it could never dance or walk
Sanga’s great endurance and the immortal Varsi
Sailors looking for new horizons
Stunned Kandy SC drowned at Welisara
Charitha Deshani wins over 19 title
Vavuniya’s Hariprawam returns with best figures
Asif: It’s a sort of rebirth for me
Chin up, saddle up and we go
> Ellepola’s labour of love
Wilkinson happy to be back in action
Can Ratnam shoot the Army down at the City Football Complex?
Asafa Powell brands British sprinters lazy
Ananda College wins age group Championship
> Ladies' College wins 2009 Western Province athletic championship
> Mobitel Rotherham Circuit Meet at Katukurunda on August 2
> Pacquiao-Cotto showdown set for November in Vegas
> Umesh sends Kandy Youth CC reeling
> Is there a storm in a tea cup!
> Isipathana on top at Zahira 7’s
> Sri Lankan senior girls stamp their class
> Lokuge welcomes Arjuna woes
> Sangakkara regains top ranking
> IPL eats into Aussie-Kiwi series


Reproduction of articles permitted when used without any alterations to contents and a link to the source page.
© Copyright 2009 | Wijeya Newspapers Ltd.Colombo. Sri Lanka. All Rights Reserved.| Site best viewed in IE ver 6.0 @ 1024 x 768 resolution