Undefeated in round one, Kandy Sports Club are proving to be the Manchester City of local rugby with seven dominant wins in the Dialog Rugby League 2017/18.
However, the job is only half way done as week 8 commences with a couple of interesting fixtures from Friday the 29th of December 2017 in venues across the island.
Havelocks SC in second place will look to capitalise on any Kandy SC drawback but an eleven point lead is still a lot to go after. Moreover, it’s a tight contest for third place with Army SC, Navy SC and CH & FC in 24, 23 and 22 points respectively. CR & FC are not far away with a total of 19 points in 7 games.
At the bottom of the table, Air Force and Police SC are in no shape to play for top sport but can still fight for pride.
This week’s fixtures
Army SC v CR & FC at Havelock Park
Air Force SC v Havelock SC at Ratmalana
Navy SC v CH & FC at Welisara
Kandy SC v Police SC at Nittawela
The games in Havelock Park and Ratmalana will be played on Friday while the two games in Welisara and Nittawela will take place on Saturday (30).
Army SC v CR & FC
Army, currently in third place will look to aim further at the top as CR & FC tries to turn things around after a disappointing round one. However, a win for CR & FC will most likely strip Army off third place for the time being.
Taariq Saleh’s return will boost CR’s confidence but Army SC will have the upper hand at Havelock Park.
Air Force SC v Havelock SC
Havelock with another solid opportunity to close in on the league leaders will try to seal a dominant win over Air Force in 7th place with just 1 win in 7 games.
However, with home advantage, Air Force will look to capitalise on any opportunity to generate momentum.
Navy SC v CH & FC
Currently head to head in 4th and 5th place, only a point separates Navy from CH & FC. Both teams will try their very best to come out on top as the result will have an impact on the ranking. A win for CH & FC will take them to 4th place and possible 3rd if Army SC loses to CR & FC.
CH & FC got the better of Navy SC in the first round but this time they play away from home at Welisara.
Kandy SC v Police SC
Kandy SC will try to keep things simple as they face the easiest of opponents in the league. However, taking it too easy might cause them a few problems. A win for Kandy will take them off to a solid start in round 2 but Police SC are desperate for a few points under their belt.
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