The Sri Lankan Women?s Rugby Team made history by bringing home its first international trophy by clinching the Bowl Trophy at the Asian Women?s Seven?s Championship, which was staged at the Kallang National Stadium, Singapore on 15th and 16th of April before a large crowd.
The Cup was won by Kazakhstan who beat Japan 25-5, while the Plate was won by China after beating Thailand, 26-5.
In the Group matches the scores were as follows: Sri Lanka v Hong Kong 7- 10 points; Sri Lanka v Singapore , 5 - 7 points and Sri Lanka v Uzbekistan 33 - 0. Plate Semi Finals: Thailand 27 points, Sri Lanka 0.
Sri Lanka secured the Bowl Championship by beating Arabian Gulf 21- 19 and thrashing Uzbekistan 24-0.
The Sri Lanka Team, captained by Ruwani Deepika, comprises girls from Slimline SC, Army SC and Kelani Valley SC.
Sri Lankan Women?s Rugby was initiated and developed by Arjun Dharmadasa, Chairman of the Rugby Development Committee, SLRFU, who supported and ensured its steady progress. Under his guidance, the team toured Hong Kong in 2003 and 2004 for the International Women?s Rugby Sevens Tournaments.
The Team was coached by none other than the former Sri Lanka Seven?s Captain of 1984, Hisham Abdeen, who brought fame to our motherland by clinching the Bowl Trophy in the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens.
Kazakhstan 39 Hong Kong 0
Japan 21 Singapore 5
China 26 Thailand 5
China 45 Uzbekistan 0
Thailand 27 Sri Lanka 0
Arabian Gulf 28 Uzbekistan 0
Sri Lanka 21 Arabian Gulf 19
Sri Lanka 25 Uzbekistan 0