JKOA retains JKH Inter-company Rugby 7’s!
The John Keells Office Automation (Pvt.) Ltd. (JKOA) emerged the champions of the John Keells Group Inter-company Rugby 7’s Tournament ‘Cup’ category, beating Cinnamon Grand for the second successive year 31-12 in the finals at the Racecourse grounds recently.
The annual Inter Company Rugby 7’s Tournament of the John Keells Group is regarded as the most celebrated Group event in the JKH calendar and was held on October 21st with the participation of 11 Rugby 7s teams, 7 Women’s Tag Rugby teams and 12 Men’s Tag Rugby teams representing both the sector and individual business units of the John Keells Group.
The winning team was captained by Sudam Sooriyarachchi and coached by Dushanth Lewke, the team also comprised Reyhan Silva, Reeza Raffaideen, Nikhil George, Sashan Mohamed, Asitha Punchihewa, Shanaka Kumara, Nishon Perera, Sasanka Ariyarathne, Supun Wijesooriya, Mohommad Rizwan, Vimukthi Rahula and Sudam Sooriyaarachchi. JKOA beat Cinnamon Citadel Kandy in the semifinals to reach the finals. Nishon Perera of JKOA was adjudged the ‘Player of the Finals’ and Reeza Raffaideen was adjudged the ‘Player of the Tournament’.