Nov 26, 2016

‘Rugby Sevens’ in schools from next year Featured

Rugby teams comprising seven players, ‘Rugby Sevens’ will be included in the All Ceylon school games from next year, it was revealed.

On the instructions of Education Minister Akila Viraj Kariyawasam from next year seven a side rugby will be introduced at the All Island School Games under the 16-20 year category, Ministry Of Education Special Sports Consultant Sunil Jayaweera said.

“The Sri Lanka Rugby team has made considerable progress in the Asian Rugby arena. Even the schools rugby team has gained recognition internationally. This new endeavour is aimed at training and nurturing new talent,” Jayaweera further said.

It has also been decided to make amendments to the age categories in all sports.