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Greening new Sri Lanka Rugby coach

Greening new Sri Lanka Rugby coach

Phil Greening, an Englishman from the Northern Hemisphere will share Sri Lankan sunshine with the rugby national pool as he has been appointed as the new national rugby coach in line with few other changes made by SLRFU president Asanga Seneviratne . Former coach of English Premier League team,’ Bath and former English National Sevens assistant coach Phil Greening's service will be utilized at an expenditure of Rs 20 million for a two year contract.

The selected 40 member pool will be coached by Phil with the aim of a promotion at the upcoming Asian Five Nations rugby tournament and also to maintain proper rugby environment to help better administration and player welfare.

At a press briefing held at CH and FC auditorium on Monday, Asanga also said that the club season has been shifted to a period between October and April in 2012-13 and the main reason is to avoid club fixtures clash with schools rugby season. However the 2012 season will run as usual.

The SLRFU will contract 27 players for two months initially and will pay them backdated, from February to ensure that the players would be full time participants of the game. It was further revealed that anti doping tests will be carried out by Sports Medicine Unit randomly.

Posted on 2012-02-15 04:45:16
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“That was pathetic. No excuse at all. The whole team is responsible. Whoever the captain is, we have to back him and try and support him. The captain has to do so many other stuff. All the 11 guys must back him and support him.” “We have addressed the issue of finishing off the overs on time in the past as well, but it cropped up again. It’s so unfortunate to see Upul going out as he is a crucial player in our set up. He batted well against South Africa and it’s so unfortunate. This can’t happen again,” - Angelo Mathews

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Cricket is a game of fine margins and Mathews is set to be a modern great. Hang in their Angie, this team can achieve something on this tour. Thirimane and the youngsters form was a real positive. Prasad was missed. Chameera should be persisted with. If Bairstow was our early outcome could have been very different.

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