Premier five-star city hotel Cinnamon Grand Colombo stole the show at the annual JKH Intercompany Rugby 7’s 2015 held on 10 October (Saturday) at CR&FC, winning the coveted cup and putting up a grand show at the Cinnamon’s city hotels punk rock-inspired tent.
Captained by E.A.M.P.Pradeep (Finance), the hotel’s rugby team produced their most polished performance of the cup by beating defending champions John Keells Office Automation (JKOA) 19-17 to secure this year’s win. A nail-biting fight, Cinnamon Grand broke through the defence for their final try during the last few minutes of the clock, assuring victory.
The team showed great promise from the start winning two matches out of three, prior to tackling the 2014 champs. Cinnamon Grand beat Walkers for 19-0 and Cinnamon Citadel for 19-5 while experiencing a setback during the first JKOA match for 19-24.
Cinnamon Grand’s K.G. Nalin Kumara (HR) was named Player of the Tournament while W. Harsha Irosh Silva (Finance) won the title of Man of the Final.