South Asian Gateway Terminals (SAGT), the first Public-Private Partnership Container Terminal in Sri Lanka, confirmed they will continue to support the Ceylonese Rugby and Football Club (CR&FC) rugby team for the sixth consecutive year.
This was disclosed at a press briefing held at the club premises on Wednesday.
CR will have a new-look side with the inclusion of six school leavers from Royal College, Colombo, who have represented the first fifteen team, along with some other players who will be crossing over from clubs like Havelocks, Kandy SC and Air Force SC.
After a dismal last season, the red jerseys are hopeful I of making amends this time around by recapturing their past glory and annexing a couple of trophies in the upcoming major tournaments. They started with a bang by putting up a scintillating performance recently against traditional rivals Gymkhana Club in their “Captains Cup” game, which they won 41-28. National captain Omalka Gunaratne leads the team this year.
Ted Muttiah Chief Commercial Officer of SAGT, who is a former CR and National player said: “We are delighted to carry on the bond with CR even though last season was not up to the mark. But as sponsors, we are confident that they will bounce back this season and win some trophies for the club. We can see how the standard of the game has risen at the recently concluded World Cup in Japan. The hosts Japan, an Asian giant, went on to beat some top teams in the world and reach the quarter-finals. We expect our standard of rugby to also reach the top in time to come.”