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Warrior Trophy Rugby 7s 2021 powered by Dialog

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Harsha Samaranayake, Senior General Manager – Brand and Media, Group Marketing, Dialog Axiata PLC hands over the Warrior Trophy Rugby 7s 2021 sponsorship to Senior DIG Ranmal Kodituwakku, Chairman, Steering Committee of the Warrior Trophy Rugby 7s powered by Dialog.

The speed and power of 7’s rugby action is back this month after a lapse of more than a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as Sri Lanka’s premier connectivity provider, Dialog Axiata PLC in partnership with the steering committee, which comprises Sri Lanka Army, Navy, Air Force and Police will kick-off the Warrior Trophy Rugby 7s 2021 powered by Dialog on 30th and 31st of October 2021 from 9 a.m. onwards at Police Park, Colombo 05.

The Commanders of the Sri Lanka Army, Navy, Air Force together with the IGP of the Sri Lanka Police have assured the fullest support in making this event a success.

The Warrior Trophy will also perform as a platform for national selectors to pick the squad for the Asian Rugby men’s 7s series that will be played in Dubai, UAE (United Arab Emirates) on the 19th and 20th of November 2021.

The tourney will be played behind closed doors and will not be open to the general public at the venue. However, it will be broadcast LIVE on the terrestrial channel Supreme TV (Dialog Television channel number 20) and will also be available via LIVE stream on ThePapare.com and Dialog VIU mobile app. The grand final will be played at the same venue on October 31 2021 from 4pm onwards. The tourney will be officiated by the Sri Lanka Society of Rugby Football Referees.

Sri Lanka Club Rugby 7’s giants CH&FC and Havelock SC will field their best teams, while Army SC, Navy SC, Air Force SC, Police SC will play with two teams each for the Warrior Trophy Rugby 7s 2021

“Sports is an integral part of Sri Lankan lives and I’m pleased for the initiative taken by the Steering Committee of Warrior Trophy Rugby 7s to restart the rugby in Sri Lanka and the support given by the National Team and Club Rugby sponsor, Dialog Axiata to meet the challenges of organising a tourney of this magnitude in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic”. Namal Rajapaksa MP, Minister of Youth and Sports said. “As a former Sri Lanka captain and national player, a tournament of this level is critical for selection and to prepare players before a grueling tourney like the Asian Rugby men’s 7s series. I wish the Steering Committee and Dialog the very best for two days of excellent 7s play.” He added.

“I’m indeed pleased that one of Sri Lanka’s biggest supporters of national sports, Dialog Axiata has once again come forward to support the game of rugby which is due to its nature, having an arduous time organising such a tournament.” Senior DIG Ranmal Kodituwakku, Chairman, Steering Committee of the Warrior Trophy Rugby 7s Powered by Dialog said.

“, the Steering Committee of the Warrior Trophy Rugby 7s will ensure the tourney will be played to ensure the health, safety and well being of the teams,” DIG Kodituwakku further added.

“As the sponsor of National Rugby team and Club Rugby, Dialog is pleased to see the progressive steps taken by the Steering Committee of the Warrior Trophy Rugby 7s to organise a tournament of this magnitude” Harsha Samaranayake, Senior General Manager – Brand and Media, Dialog Axiata said. “Rugby is one of the most followed sports in Sri Lanka and the fans are looking forward to see their clubs back in action. I wish the Warrior Trophy Rugby 7s for a successful tourney.”

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