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Carlton Sevens has the potential to become one of the best

Nov 23, 2010 7:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
Carlton Sevens Sri Lanka 2010 has the potential to become one of the best rugby tournaments in the world. Sports lovers in Sri Lanka are craving for a top class sport event and this tournament will fulfill their aspirations, said Tournament Director George Simpkin during a press briefing at Cinnamon Grand hotel yesterday. With peace having dawned on the country top rugby playing nations are showing a lot of goodwill towards Sri Lanka. Representatives of the IRB will be present at the tournament and it could develop into one of the best tournaments in the world on par with Hong Kong Sevens and Dubai Sevens. Eight teams from Asia and eight other top rugby playing nations will vie for honours in this tournament. Defending champions Digital Fiji Barbarians will be the favorites for the title but will face a strong challenge from Samoa Barbarians and Kenya Shajun. The tournament will be held at the Sugathadasa Stadium on November 27 and 28.   Read more:www.dailynews.lk/2010/11/24/spo07.asp