The annual Tag Rugby Sevens tournament, also called the Rugby Rumble, will kick off on July 25 and 26 at the CR and FC ground Longdon Place in Colombo.
This year it will have an international twist as renowned animator of the Dubai Rugby Sevens Dave Crane will be part of the action as the host of the event.
Rugby Rumble will consist of several teams vying for trophies and prize money of Rs 600,000. Players who have represented D.S. Senanayake, Isipathana, St. Peter’s, Zahira, Lumbini, Trinity, Royal, S. Thomas’, St. Joseph’s, Dharmaraja, Ananda, Wesley, Kingswood and Science College will be inaction
The teams will comprise of members from different eras while two female players will also be included.
One of the highlights of the match will be an exhibition game featuring past players from Havelocks and CR.
Some of the renowned stars of yesteryear will include Michael Jayasekera, Marco de Silva, Hisham Abdeen, Aruna Uduwelagedera, Kolitha Gunathilake, Graham Raux, Chaminda Rupasinghe, Thusitha Peiris, Kamal Mahendra and Alex Nishantha from Havelocks while Pavithra Fernando, Jehan CanagaRetna, Rienzie Fernando, Sean Dwight, Ravi Gunaratne, Chula Dharmadasa, Vipula Dharmadasa, Chirantha de Soyza and Rohan Chinthaka will represent CR.
All participants will be kitted in Canterbury jerseys with their school or team colours.
The main sponsor of the event is Mobitel with Mount Lavinia Hotel, Coca Cola, Sports Today and TNT Express as co-sponsors.