Indika Amarasuriya (left) marketing manager Mobitel presenting the sponsorship cheque to Dilroy Fernando (Pic by Chandana Wijesinghe)

It’s time to get your gaming and party spirit on again for the second consecutive year as Rugby Rumble takes place on September 5th and 6th, from 1 pm onwards at CR & FC grounds, Longdon Place.

It is a thrilling and fun filled seven-a-side Tag Rugby Tournament that brings former College rugby stars to the pitch yet again.

This year’s Rugby Rumble will be back with an international twist as renowned MC/Animator of the Dubai Rugby 7’s, Dave Crane will be part of the action as the host of the event.

“Dave is an integral part of the success of the Dubai Rugby 7’s, hence he will bring that same unique brand of electrifying skill and performance to Sri Lanka, which is sure to be a fun experience for the spectators” said Dilroy Fernando the Tournament Director.

Rugby Rumble will consist of several teams vying for trophies and prize money worth Rs.700,000. Teams from leading schools like St. Peters, Isipathana, D.S. Senanayaka, Trinity, Royal , S Thomas’ Mt, St. Joseph’s, Dharmaraja, Ananda, Wesley, Kingswood, St. Benedict’s, Science College, Limbini and Zahira will be in action.

The teams will comprise of members from different eras along with two female players to be included in each team. Two mixed school teams and three foreign teams namely, Lanka Lions-Dubai, Allama Iqbal Town Rugby Club- Pakistan and Lions from Qatar will join in the battle.

Another highlight of this year’s Rugby Rumble will be the exhibition game between the past players of CR and FC and Havelocks.

All participants will be kitted out in Canterbury Jersey’s with their respective School / Team colours.

Parties on both days by Green Zone, an exciting new brand in entertainment and events will start from 8. pm onwards. The event will be in association with Kiss Fm, the main sponsor for the event is Mobitel and co-sponsors’ are Mount Lavinia hotel, Coca Cola, SriLankan Airlines and TNT Express.