The annual Rugby Extravaganza organised by Hisham Abdeen Rugby Football Academy (HARFA) will be worked off on  September  3 and 4, 2016 at Havelock Sports Club grounds, for the seventh consecutive year.

It is a much-looked forward  event by the younger segment of players with over 700 schoolboys from leading schools in Colombo and Rugby Acadamies of Colombo and Kandy taking part in exhibition and tournaments ranging from U-8 to U-20. Teams that have already confirmed of their participation are Summa Navaratnam, Junior Rugby Academy, Ananda College, St. Benedict’s College, S. Thomas’ Prep, Thurstan College, Mahanama College, Nalanda College, Mahinda College Galle, Kandy Rugby Academy, Synergy Rugby Academy, Lions Rugby Academy, Anuradhapura.

This year, too, an open and over-35 ‘Evergreens’ tag rugby tournament has been included. No ‘A’ division players are permitted to play in the Open category.

Attractive awards including prize money would be on offer to the winning and runner-up teams. Twelve teams in the open category and six teams in the Over-35 category will also participate.

The tournament has been partly sponsored by Jan Vlaskamp, Patron of HARFA. Vlaskamp has been a generous supporter and benefactor since the launch of ‘HARFA’ seven years ago.

Other sponsors are; playing kit sponsors Lankem (Ceylon) Plc, Prima, Booso’s Dental Chambers, R & D Intertrades and ACI Auto Capital Investments Pvt Ltd.

Winners of last year are:

Cup Winners – Kandy Rugby Academy
Runners-up – HARFA Greens
Plate Winners – St. Benedicts College
Plate Runners-up – St. Thomas’ Prep

Cup Winners – CWW Kannangara
Runners –up – Science College
Plate Winners – Ananda College
Runners-up – Veuwana College

Cup Winners – Ananda College
Runners-up – HARFA Greens

Winners – HARFA
Runners-up – Dharmapala College, Pannipitiya

Winner – Army
Runners-up – Black Hawks

Winners – Old Thurstanites,
Runners-up – Old Lumbini