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Sri Lanka will play against Singapore in the Asian Five Nations Division One Rugby Tournament in Manila today. Sri Lanka beat Chinese Taipei team by 36 to 8 in Sri Lanka’s first encounter last Sunday.
Last Sunday’s victory pushed Sri Lanka three places up the International Rugby Rankings to the 43rd place.
In the other match played last year, the Philippine beat Singapore by 37 points to 20. The winners of this tournament will be among the top 5 rugby playing nations in Asia next year.
This 5 nation rugby tournament is considered as Asia’s road to the 2015 World Cup in England.
The Sri Lankan team is led by the captain of the Sri Lanka Navy Rugby team Yoshitha Rajapaksa. The next match for Sri Lanka is against the host country Philippines on the 21st of this month.(niz)