Navy SC overcomes Army SC in semi-final thriller of Clifford Cup knockout tournament

In a thrilling encounter between two top-tier rugby teams, Navy Sports Club (SC) emerged as the victors in the second semi-final of the Clifford Cup knockout tournament on 02nd March 2023. The game, which was played at the Racecourse Ground, Colombo, saw both teams put up a valiant effort, but it was Navy who ultimately claimed the win 16-13. With the win, the Navy was through to the final of the tournament.

For the Navy, Able Seaman TM Weerasinghe scored from a penalty and a drop goal. Similarly, Able Seaman IU Kongahawatta (01 conversion), Able Seaman RPHH Maduranga (01 try) and Ordinary Seaman AM Samuel (01 penalty) scored much needed points for the Navy.

The victory sees Navy SC advance to the final of the Clifford Cup knockout tournament, where they will face off against CR & FC on 05th March at the same venue, and the sailors will be hoping to continue their winning form and claim the coveted trophy.