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Air Force favourites, but CR can spin a surprise

Nuwan Perera (Captain-Air Force)-Kavindu Costa  (Captain-CR & FC)
Nuwan Perera (Captain-Air Force)-Kavindu Costa (Captain-CR & FC)

Injury-hit CR and FC will battle it out with the favourites Air Force Sports Club in their SLR inter club 'A' Division league rugby tournament first round match at the CR grounds in Longden Place, starting at 4 pm today.

CR and FC is completely struck by injuries for some of their important players such as ex Trinity vice captain and number eight Thisila Karunathilake (Due to illness), Sri Lanka national under 19 player cum hooker Supun Warnakulasuriya ( Due to his wedding couple of days ago), winger Gamunu Chethiya (Due to illness) and full back Murshid Doray (Due to illness), hence most probably will not play in today's game.

The injured players will be replaced by number eight Dayan Sabar, hooker Zayan Sabar, winger Eranda Harshana and former St. Peters full back Dilshan Madushanka.

Going by the team cards Air Force is having a huge advantage over the inexperienced young CR and FC side, but they are going into this game as the underdogs, hence on their day CR can taste victory by toppling any side.


CR & FC (Probable XV): Yohan Dilanjala, Supun Warnakulasuriya, Zayan Sabar, Yohan Kanishka, Gayan Jayamanna, Jero Dananjaya, Achintha Radeeshan, Dayan Sabar, Kavindu de Costa (Captain) and Kalindu Nandila, Eranda Harshana, Navindu Madushan, Kanchana Ramanayake, Chamod Fernando, Dilshan Madushanka, Head Coach: Dushanth Lewke, Assistant Coach: MJM Mushtaq

Air Force (Probable XV): Manuka Perera, Prakrama Rathnayake, Kanishka Wickramasinghe, Ravindu Hettiarachchi, Shashika Fernando, Rumesh Wasantha, Imesh Aponso, Gimhana Silva, Nuwan Perera (Captain) and Ishara Madushan, Sudath Bandara, Soorya Krishan, Gayantha Iddamalgoda, Darshana Dabare, Faris Ali, Head Coach: Shamli Nawaz, Assistant Coach: Dilan Zoysa

Referee: Hasantha Weranga

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