SAGT Chief Commercial Officer Ted Muttiah (second from right) hands over the sponsorship documents to WPRFU President Nazim Mohammed at a press conference held in connection with the ‘Super rugby 7s’ (Pic by Eshan Dassanayake)

Officials of the Western Province Rugby Football Union (WPRFU) hope to give women’s rugby a boost at this year’s Western Province ‘Super Rugby 7s’.

The organizers of the ‘Super rugby 7s’ believe that the introduction of a segment for the farer sex at the tournament, will contribute in making women’s rugby a driving force in Asia. Vice President of WPRFU Hafeel Marso said at a press conference held at the CR&FC pavilion in connection with the tournament that WPRFU will continue to support women’s rugby in Sri Lanka. The women’s rugby tournament will be held in the form of an invitation event and will held on the sidelines of the main club 7s competition.

The venue for the tournament this year has been named as Police Park. Matches will be worked off on August 20.

The tournament is open to member clubs affiliated to the WPRFU. The ‘Super rugby 7s’ has attracted South Asia Gateway Terminals (SAGT) as its sponsor. “We want to support winners with winners,” said SAGT Chief Commercial Officer Ted Muttiah speaking at the press briefing. Muttiah said that SAGT has come forward to sponsor sport at both national and provincial level.

The WPRFU Super Rugby 7s will attract teams from both leading rugby playing clubs and development clubs from the Western Province.