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Asia Rugby grants green light for Sri Lanka to participate in the elite continental sevens tournament

Asia Rugby grants green light for Sri Lanka to participate in the elite continental sevens tournament

by Zeya Mg
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Asia Rugby announced the inclusion of the Sri Lanka Men’s and Women’s rugby teams in the last two legs of the Asia Rugby Sevens Series, the teams will play under the Sri Lanka National Olympic Committee flag.

Careful consideration was given by the Asia Rugby Executive Committee for a one-time waiver to allow the Sri Lanka athletes to compete in the final two legs of  the 2022 Asia Rugby Sevens Series due to be held in South Korea on 12th and 13th November and in the United Arab Emirates on 26th and 27th on the same month respectively.

Asia Rugby initially received a request for Sri Lankan teams to take part in the series from the President of the National Olympic Committee Sri Lanka Suresh Subramaniam when he was received in Dubai by Asia Rugby President Qais Al Dhalai.

A further request was made by Roshan Ranasighe, Sri Lanka Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs when he also met Asia Rugby President at the Asia Rugby Head Office in Dubai. With both Sri Lankan highest sport authorities being aligned, Asia Rugby Executive Committee approved the participation of the Sri Lankan teams in the final two rounds of the Asia Rugby Sevens Series.

Asia Rugby Men’s Sevens Series 2022 #AR7sThailand 7s Korea 7s UAE 7s Asia Rugby Women’s Sevens Series 2022 #ARW7s Thailand 7s Korea 7s UAE 7s
Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games. Photo credit: Mike Lee – KLC fotos for World Rugby

The tournaments will be streamed live in its entirety on Asia Rugby’s Facebook page and YouTube channel; fans will get to watch all the action in real-time as the top men’s and women’s national squads compete for the title of Asia’s Rugby Sevens Champions a year ahead of the multi-sport Asian Games at n China and the Paris Olympics 2024 Asian Qualifiers.

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