(LANKAPUVATH | COLOMBO) – The much anticipated 7-a-side ‘C Rugby’ Tag Rugby Tournament that draws school rugby stars of yesteryear, playing together with counterparts from their sister schools, will hit the pitch at the CR&FC grounds in Longdon Place, with a game that doesn’t end at fulltime.
Also, creating a carnival atmosphere with street food, children’s play area, and of course music with popular local brands including Link, Magic Box Mixup, Slipping Chairs and Rugrats and some of the country’s best DJs.
The tournament is on Saturday, November 12th from 2 pm until midnight, promising a fun filled day with action-packed tag rugby and entertainment that reunites old friends from schools. There will be 44 games in total including three exhibition games played on two pitches. The Bowl Finals are scheduled for 8.30 pm with the Plate Finals and Cup Finals played thereafter. The event is earmarked as the first tournament that brings together brother and sister schools on to the same pitch, reuniting to share friendship, wonder years and enjoy a great day of rugby, music and fun filled activities for the entire family.
The tournament will have 16 combined teams of past students from brother/sister schools Royal/Visakha, Isipathana/St. Paul’s, St. Joseph’s/St. Bridget’s, Kingswood/Girls’ High School Kandy, Wesley/Methodist, D.S. Senanayake/Sirimavo Bandaranayake, Ananda/Musaeus, Trinity/Hillwood and Ladies, S. Thomas’/Bishop’s, St. Anthony’s/Good Shepard Convent Kandy, St. Sylvester’s/St. Anthony’s girl’s school, Dharmaraja/Mahamaya, St. Benedict’s/Good Shepherd Convent and Vidyartha/Pushpadana Girls School.
Each team will be allowed two players above the age category of over-25, three players above 35 years of age and two female players from the sister school of the boy’s team. This mix ensures players from different eras coming together and the anticipation and rush of excitement of old comrades to register teams show huge promise for this event.
The event is organized by AGOAL International, headed by former Isipathana College and CR&FC rugby player and renowned rugby referee Dilroy Fernando. AGOAL International has organized this tournament six times previously. The 2019 champions were Science College.
Partnering the tournament is Elephant House for food, beverage and ice cream, Daraz, Mobitel, BIC, PickMe, Papare.com and FriMi. ‘C Rugby’ promises to be an unforgettable experience, packed with solid entertainment and fun for the whole family to enjoy.