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Sri Lankan rugby sevens team enter semi finals by beating China

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The Sri Lanka Sevens Rugby Team entered the Semi-Finals of the Asian Games Rugby Competition with a hard fought 17-12 win over China in the Quarter finals played yesterday. The Lankans will clash with formidable Japan in the Semi Finals on September 1st (Saturday) at 12.26 pm.

Sri Lanka dominated the first half by scoring 17 points conceding only 5 points to China the Sri Lankans were unable to penetrate the Chinese defence in the second half but the Chinese managed to score a try. The three tries for Sri Lanka were scored by Reza Refaideen Srinath Sooriyabandara and Sudam Sooriyarachchi with Sudam converting one try Earlier Sri Lanka routed Afghanistan by 36 points to nil in the last match of the first round after leading 14-0 at half time.

The try scorers for Sri Lanka were Srinath Sooriyabandara (two), Sudam Sooriyarachchi (two) Reza Refaideen (one) and Kavindu Perera (one) with Srinath and Sudam adding the extra points to two tries each.

The Sri Lanka mens volleyball team was due to play Vietnam for the 13th and 14th position decider last night.

In the 45 nation competition China is leading the medals table with 113 golds 78 silver and 56 bronze medals Japan is in second place with 62 gold medals while South Korea and Indonesia are lying in 3rd and 4th positions 37 countries have already won medals while eight countries including Sri Lanka have not won a single medal.

(Daily News)

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