Mercantile 7s Rugby 2020
Details for the 50th Mercantile 7s Rugby tournament in Sri Lanka have emerged and the rugby tournament will be taking place from the 18-20th June 2020.
Mercantile 7s Rugby 2020 postponed
Update: 7th April 2020
The 50th Mercantile Rugby 7s, has been postponed indefinitely due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the organised confirmed. They said, “As the pandemic has paralyzed businesses across all sectors at present, the committee will reassess if the environment is conducive to hold a such an event once normalcy returns to our motherland and will notify all stakeholders.”
Mercantile Rugby Football Association (MRFA)
The Mercantile Rugby Football Association organises the annual sevens rugby tournament which is open to all corporate teams in the country.
On their website, the MRFA describe themselves as “a team of dedicated volunteers with a passion to developing and promoting rugby in the corporate sector. The objective of the association has been to identify and nurture young rugby talent in order that they obtain gainful employment in the corporate sector.”
They also claim that many Sri Lanka national team players were “identified and nurtured while participating in MRFA tournaments.”
The tournament consists of a Cup, Plate, Bowl and Shield section and is played over two and a half days with an average of around 36 teams participating from the corporate sector over recent years, say the MRFA.
In 2019 MAS Holdings & Access Group were joint champions of the Cup after they could not be separated in the final game, even after extra time.
- 2019 Cup: MAS Holdings & Access Group
- 2019 Plate: John Keells ‘B’
- 2019 Bowl: Brandix Intimates
- 20189 Shield:3DH International
Mercantile 7s 2020 information
- Dates: 18-20th June 2020 (postponed)
- Venue: TBC, Sri Lanka
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