Watch out for Thilina Wijesinghe
19 May 2017 – With less than 24 hours before the decider between Malaysia and Sri Lanka for the Asia Rugby Championship 2017, Malaysia should have a proper plan to stop Thilina Wijesinghe. The full back who will celebrate his 23rd birthday tomorrow has been instrumental through out the championship.
Malaysia need to make sure they reduce their error in the last match as Thilina already complete 7 penalties in the second match. He also complete 3 conversions out of 6 conversions for Sri Lanka.
Thilina produced 27 of 57 points scored by Sri Lanka in two matches. He tops the current points contributor after two match of Asia Rugby Championship division 1.
Stand at only 5’8, Thilina has good speed and footwork to show to the opponent. His run in the first minute against United Arab Emirates opened the space for Fazil Marija to score their first try.
Malaysia should be aware of him to stand any chance to retain the Asia Rugby Championship Division 1 title.
Malaysia and Sri Lanka will decide the title in the winner take all match. It is schedule to start at 4.00pm right after the match between Philippines and United Arab Emirates.
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