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skywalker
06-05-2008, 10:22 AM
Mahanama College created a major upset as they defeated the more fancied Wesley College team by 14 points to 5 points in their Singer inter school under 20 Division One Group B league rugby tournament match worked off at Longden Place yesterday.

After a scoreless first half Mahanama College opened out the game in the second half and collected their points from two goals with the Wesleyites responding with a solitary try.

However it was Wesley College who opened scoring shortly after the interval with hooker Janitha Lakshitha scoring a good push over try. Mahanama College hit back strongly few minutes later with centre Mithun Hapugoda scoring a spectacular try under the post after having covered nearly 75 metres.

Mahesh Kumaranayake added the extra points to give Mahanama College a close 7-5 lead mid way in the second half. They virtually sealed the game five minutes before the final whistle with winger Chatura Shanaka going over the line following a five metre scrum.

Centre Kumaranayake again made no mistake with the conversion and Mahanama College ran out victorious 14-5 to keep their unbeaten record intact. Aruna Jayasekera refereed.
Cambrians win

In the second match of the day played at the same venue Prince of Wales College Moratuwa scored a comfortable 34 points to 10 points victory over Science College in another Singer inter school under 20 Division One Group B league rugby tournament match.

The Cambrians collected their points from two goals and four tries while Science College responded with one goal and one penalty. Nazeem Mohamed refereed.

Meanwhile St. Joseph?s College will be looking to register their seventh successive victory this season when they take on Lumbini MV in their Singer inter school under 20 Division One Group B league rugby tournament match at Longden Place today.

The Josephians are enjoying a splendid season and are well on course towards winning the Division One Group B league title having swept aside all their opponents quite convincingly in the previous six outings.

skywalker
06-05-2008, 10:24 AM
Thurstan College, Colombo crushed St. Sylvester's College, Kandy by 27 points (1 goal, 1 try, 5 penalties) to 12 (4 penalties) in their schools Singer Shield Division one Group 'B' rugby tournament match played at the Bogambara Stadium in Kandy yesterday. At half time Thurstanites led 15-6.

The man behind the success of Thurstan College was their fly half Lahiru Dasun who was responsible for all the points scored by them.

For St. Sylvester's College full back J.M. Piyar converted four penalties. But the Sylvesterians made a lot of mistakes and gave away penalties.

They also dropped passes at crucial stages. With fever defeats under their belts. They will have to win their next two games to avoid being demoted to lower division.

D. Muthumala refereed.

skywalker
06-05-2008, 10:26 AM
Mahanama put in a plucky display in the second half to inflict a close 14-5 win over Wesley in a crucial Singer Division 1B inter-school rugby encounter played at Longden Place yesterday.

In the process the rejuvenated Mahanama side coasted to their fifth win from six matches. With no scoring in the first half the winners made up their points through two goals as against a try by Wesley.

The two sides came into the game looking forward for a promotion to the top division next season. The Wesleyites were in a must win situation as they had already lost a game as against Mahanama who were yet to be beaten with four wins and a draw from five matches.

With this win Mahanama are almost assured of their promotion. They have two more games remaining to play against Prince of Wales and St Joseph’s from which one win would be sufficient.

The first half was filled with missed opportunities for the two sides. The winning margin of Mahanama would have been more provided they had not spill two scoring chances.

The two sides even failed to boot over the penalty that was offered. Wesley fluffed it the sixth minute while Mahanama did so in the dying stages of the first half with this session ending with no score for either side.

On resumption the Wesleyites seemed to have rallied as they played with more understanding and cohesion. They succeeded in penetrating their opponents’ territory and forcing a five metre scrum hooker Janitha Lakshitha went over for a try but again centre Azward Aniff who fluffed the penalty failed to add the extra points.

Wesley propped up by this success continued their attack but a silly mistake just ten metres opposite the Mahanama goal saw them misjudge a pass and the Mahanama forwards taking advantage of it worked the line.

Second centre Mithun Shamen after receiving the ball sprinted more than 65 metres to score under the post with centre Mahesh Kumaranayake making no mistake with the conversion.

This was a try that could have been averted but the Wesleyite players were not active with no one making any effort to tackle and this has been their problem since the season began.

The second try scored by Mahanama was almost the same as the first one as the Wesleyites fumbled with the ball close to their goal post with wing three quarter Chathura Shanaka grabbing it to score under the post giving Kumaranayake an easy conversion.

Referee : Aruna Jayasekera .

THiRaA
06-05-2008, 10:26 AM
Ela Ela Thx

sudheera
06-05-2008, 10:33 AM
thx macho very very thx 4 dis info

skywalker
06-06-2008, 09:47 AM
Kingswood College Kandy will be hoping to consolidate their position in the Premier League when they take on the formidable Isipatana College team in a key Singer inter school under 20 Division One Group A rugby tournament match at Havelock Park today.

The Kingswoodians will be returning back after a well earned one week rest and with their morale high having brought down S. Thomas' College 29-7 in their previous outing at Mount Lavinia.

This means that the former 'A' division league champions will be playing their second successive match away from home. This game is even more important for Kingswood College who are one of the three teams in contention for the league title. In contrast Isipatana College will be hoping to redeem some of their lost prestige following a disappointing effort last week where they went down fighting 15-17 to S. Thomas' College at Mount Lavinia.

This time of course they will need to produce an improved performance as the Kingswoodians are a determined lot having already notched up four impressive victories. Isipatana however will have the home advantage and will be looking to put up a good performance with the conditions too very much in favour of them. Last week they just could not run the ball under wet conditions and it was a creditable achievement at least for them to reduce the margin to two points.

Kingswood College are currently on par with both the defending champions St. Peter's College and Trinity College with all three teams having lost one game each and the bonus points separating them.

skywalker
06-06-2008, 09:50 AM
The table leaders St. Joseph's College moved closer towards winning the Singer Division One Group B league title completely outplaying Lumbini MV by a huge margin of 82 points to nil in their inter school under 20 rugby tournament match worked off at Longden Place yesterday.

The Josephians also cruised to their seventh successive victory this season while collecting their points from six goals and eight tries after having led 41 nil at half time in a completely one sided encounter.

In addition St. Joseph?s College completed 50 tries in the tournament during this match and now they are just two penalties away from topping the three hundred point mark having conceded only 34 points to their opponents.

Dynamic wing three quarter Sachintha Maduranga led the try feast while crossing their opponent's goal line on as many as eight occasions during a dazzling performance. In the process he also had the honour of completing a hat trick of tries for the second time in the current inter school season.

Second winger Naveen Abeyratne also made a fine impact scoring three superb tries while second row forward Dilan Rambukwella, Dhanuka Anthony and Dananjaya Silva scored a try each for the winners.

Their regular place kicker Shanaka Pietersz also had a fine game when he converted four tries and Sachintha Maduranga added the extra points to two tries. Upul Silva refereed. C.D

skywalker
06-06-2008, 09:51 AM
S. M. Jiffrey Abdeen, Kandy sports corr.

Trinity College will take on their home town rivals Dharmaraja College in an interesting Schools Singer Shield Division One Group A rugby tournament match at Trinity College Stadium at Pallekelle today at 4.30 p.m.

The Trinitians who were unbeaten up to last week lost to St. Peter's College last week in their first appearance at Pallekelle their home grounds this season.

Trinity will have to win this match if they are to keep their chances alive in winning the league which has been now thrown wide open with St. Peter's and Kingswood also in the running. But what will be most important for Trinity will be a win today will boost up their morale for the leg of the Bradby Shield match against Royal College which will be played in Colombo next week.

On the other hand the Rajans after an unimpressive start, have displayed remarkable improvement in their first year in this segment.

bokka
06-06-2008, 09:53 AM
machan vidyartha matches valata monavadha ban une.. ??

skywalker
06-06-2008, 09:58 AM
machan vidyartha matches valata monavadha ban une.. ??
vidyartha lost all the matches bro

skywalker
06-06-2008, 07:51 PM
trinity beat dharmaraja 25-14

skywalker
06-06-2008, 09:06 PM
kingswood beat pathana 6-3 i think

rash87
06-06-2008, 09:18 PM
kingswood beat pathana 6-3 i think
just 6-3:eek:
Must have been little rough match:baffled: Still just nine runs in the whole match:baffled:
Must have been disappointing!

skywalker
06-06-2008, 09:56 PM
herd dat der was big fight in trinity vs dharmaraja match and the match was called off. some cars were damaged trinty team was escorted out side by the police. shit i missed the match.

rash87
06-06-2008, 10:03 PM
herd dat der was big fight in trinity vs dharmaraja match and the match was called off. some cars were damaged trinty team was escorted out side by the police. shit i missed the match.
man was it Kingswoodian who acted?:eek: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Trintians are just too scared, I remember once in bradby shield match, they started a fight(Kandy leg) & then when we enterd they just ran off:lol: :lol:

Anyway I truly hate when there are fights within the spectators of twams. Game should be played with its spirit:D:)
Players certainly do live up to it, once we had a fight in the field & once the game was over we were able to laugh together about it;):D:) That's how it should go:D

skywalker
06-06-2008, 10:13 PM
man was it Kingswoodian who acted?:eek: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Trintians are just too scared, I remember once in bradby shield match, they started a fight(Kandy leg) & then when we enterd they just ran off:lol: :lol:

Anyway I truly hate when there are fights within the spectators of twams. Game should be played with its spirit:D:)
Players certainly do live up to it, once we had a fight in the field & once the game was over we were able to laugh together about it;):D:) That's how it should go:D

ya maybe most of dharmarja match guys from kingswood come to support dem. coz both schools are like brothers. maybe dey were thinking abt getting der revange wot happend in last year.

skywalker
06-06-2008, 10:47 PM
The Lions drew first blood by scoring a try. It was a ding-dong battle where both teams scoring one after the other.

However, referee abandoned the match as things got hot in and out of the field. Rajans are being blamed for the chaos that took place towards the end of the match and even later. Rajans have hit Trinity supports and they have also caused damage to the property including vehicles.

The Trinity team was provided special security by the Police who arrived at the scene and taken off the grounds safely.

Await more info…

Trinity: 1 goal, 3 tries, 1 penalty
Dharmaraja: 2 goals

skywalker
06-06-2008, 10:48 PM
just because some assholes did stupid things dat doesn't mean the entire collage is responsible

sudheera
06-06-2008, 11:06 PM
damn i missed da match ...well done rajans

skywalker
06-06-2008, 11:38 PM
damn i missed da match ...well done rajans
the 1st time i heard dat a home team playin on der own ground got battered by visiting team supporters

pagani
06-07-2008, 07:32 AM
damn i missed da match ...well done rajans

well done rajans?25-14

sudheera
06-07-2008, 08:23 AM
the 1st time i heard dat a home team playin on der own ground got battered by visiting team supporters
yap we got help frm many scls....

sudheera
06-07-2008, 08:24 AM
well done rajans?25-14
nop bcz of that fighting...he he dnt mess with lions

pagani
06-07-2008, 08:52 AM
yap we got help frm many scls....
Shame!

sudheera
06-07-2008, 09:01 AM
Shame!
y uh?he he kiswoodians done it

pagani
06-07-2008, 09:35 AM
y uh?he he kiswoodians done it
:shocked: :shocked: :baffled: :baffled: :baffled: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

BUA
06-07-2008, 10:55 AM
The Trinity team was provided special security by the Police who arrived at the scene and taken off the grounds safely.



OMG....Shame on U kandy ..this is not the game :confused: :confused:

Tobas
06-07-2008, 11:46 AM
I dont know what all the talk is about. Trinity beat Rajans. I hear not much fighting. By the way Rajans tried to fight Thoras back in 1990 when I played, and got thrashed by the Thomians in Kandy. Kingswood guys are tough and play good rugby. But I dont think they would have come for this match when they were playing Pathana. Anyways goes to show how good the A division is.... the 2 teams that came from B division are heading back there. DMV and Vidayartha.

ranilsds
06-07-2008, 05:45 PM
Its a Scary Situation for Colombo rugby if St peters losses another game... Cos that means the A Division League decider will be between Kingswood & Trinity on 22nd at Bogambara and the winner takes the league and the loosers would be the runners up. Both stays in Kandy...

however, If Peters stays unbeaten for the rest of the league, that means the winner needs to win with a margin to gain with bonus points which make s the job difficult for both teams...:(....

skywalker
06-07-2008, 05:56 PM
Dailymirror 07.06.08
By U.J.J. Jezeem – Kandy Sports Corr

Trinity’s strength was tested to the maximum before they pulled off a hard fought 25 points (1 goal, 3 tries, a drop goal) to 14 (2 goals) win over Dharmaraja in their schools Singer Shield Division One Group A rugby tournament match played at the Pallekelle Rugby Stadium yesterday.

The Rajans who scored their first win last week over Vidyartha put up a gallant show. If only their moves had the required finish they could have emerged winners.

With the game barely five minutes old the Lions drew first blood when their full back Ahmed Fahad joined the line to score near the posts. Fly half S. Yatawara’s kick at goal was off target. (Trinity 5-0).

But the Rajans fought back and harassed the Trinity defence with some stirring loose play. A kick ahead by a Rajan was misjudged by a Trinity defender and Rajans winger Malinga Godigamuwa who followed the kick grabbed the loose ball and touched down by the posts. Full back Indika Wickremanayake added the extra points. Rajans led 7-5, for the only time in the match.

In the 18th minute the Trinity fly half, spotting an open field, made a 30 meter drop goal to lead 8-7.

In the 34th minute winger Wishwajith Wijesinghe scored the first of his three tries when he received a pass from a set scrum. Yatawara failed with theconversion Trinity 15-7.

The pitched battle continued after the turn around and Trinity’s speedy winger Wishwajit Wijesinghe scored off a three-quarter move. This time Shannon Armstrong failed to add the extra points. Trinity led 20-7.
The Rajans kept on fighting and they had two good moves which could have ended in tries, but they were driven back by the defence put up by the Lions.

They were rewarded in the 15th minute when their forwards drove powerfully and vigorously which ended with No 8 Ishara Muddenayake scoring by the posts. Full back Indika Wickremanayake added the extra points and the Rajans narrowed the gap at 20-10, leaving it to be anybody’s game at this stage. But the Rajans did not progress beyond that.

Trinity made sure of their victory when their star winger Wishwajit Wijesinghe scored off a three-quarter move. Shannon Armstrong failed to convert.

Referee Priyantha Gunaratne was at the receiving end of verbal abuse by spectators who boored and jeered him apparaently for not judging a dangerous tackle by a Trinity player.

skywalker
06-07-2008, 06:03 PM
hope trinity get thrashed by royal in the bradby shield matches. coz one of ma friends is playin for royal this year.

rash87
06-07-2008, 06:10 PM
ya maybe most of dharmarja match guys from kingswood come to support dem. coz both schools are like brothers. maybe dey were thinking abt getting der revange wot happend in last year.
But Dharmarajians n Kingswoodian r revivals ne:baffled: :oo:
They play against in the cricket encounter right?

Any how Kingswoodians beena headache for us for several years, some how they have manage to win over us:rofl: :rolleyes: :P

rash87
06-07-2008, 06:11 PM
hope trinity get thrashed by royal in the bradby shield matches. coz one of ma friends is playin for royal this year.
I hope so too:D:D:P:P:rofl: :rofl:

Trintians been little good on the deck in this season, the roars of lions is about become meows:P:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

skywalker
06-07-2008, 06:14 PM
But Dharmarajians n Kingswoodian r revivals ne:baffled: :oo:
They play against in the cricket encounter right?

Any how Kingswoodians beena headache for us for several years, some how they have manage to win over us:rofl: :rolleyes: :P

ya but kingswood and and rajans never fight with each other coz both schools are supportive to each other. even the rajans goes to kingswood matches and supports dem. if rajans and kingswood play we just party or exchange in words

skywalker
06-07-2008, 06:22 PM
next week dharmaraja vs kingswood for the William weerasinghe trophy. last year kingswood thrashed us 43-0

skywalker
06-07-2008, 06:47 PM
Royal College, Colombo take on St. Peter’s College, Bambalapitiya at the Royal College sports Complex in a Singer inter-school rugby encounter today. The kick off is scheduled at 4.30 pm.

On paper, the Peterites have a definite edge over their rivals from Colombo-7. They come into the game as a very confident outfit having beaten top contenders Trinity College, Kandy in their previous outing. The burly eight of St. Peter’s has dominated most of the packs in the arena and they will be pitted against an equally strong set of forwards which will provide a very interesting battle.

Royal College on the other hand is by far the underdog in this match. They however managed to put up a splendid performance in their previous outing against St. Anthony’s, Katugastota in a match, which they dominated right from the start with perfect coordination between the line and the pack. They were a rejuvenated outfit and a far cry from the mediocre performances they put up in the previous matches.

The Royalists will have to put pressure form the start on the boys from Bambalapitiy and the first half will be vital to both teams.

The teams are very much even on paper though it might be otherwise on form but the lads from Reid Avenue just might have a surprise in store for the defending champions. This will indeed be the battle of the ‘forwards’ and will boil down to very powerful play in sets. The Peterite eight have been the most powerful in this aspect of the game but The Royalist after the previous outing seem to have understood the role of each player.

Sri Lanka Youth cap Bilal Hassen and Nikira Senanyake will have to be the difference in the match if Royal are going to have any chance of winning. Royal will be boosted by the presence of their vice-captain and flamboyant fly half Naren Dhason who was out the entire season due to an injury. It will be interesting to see how Royal use him.

The Peterites therefore will have no walk in the park and they will have to make amends to the unwanted handling errors they made in their outing against Trinity.

The Peterites have the services of fly half Harsha Weerakody who has played a vital role in their success story. Much will also depend on the Centre Dilshan Paul and pack leader Ihsan Noor who has bulldozed many an opponent with rough power play. The Royalists will have to dominate loose play and the game may well be a test of supremacy for the forwards of both teams. It will be a battle that is definitely worth watching.

skywalker
06-07-2008, 06:57 PM
St. Anthony’s. are der any antho supporters in elakiri

Tobas
06-07-2008, 07:51 PM
Thora beat Vidayartha 64 - 0. Any news on the Royal Peters?

ranilsds
06-07-2008, 08:09 PM
Royal Beat St peters... and what now matters is the League is back in Kandy.. whether it is Kingswood Or Trinity, who ever wins will win the league and the loosers would be the runners up...

Go Kandy Go!!!!!

skywalker
06-07-2008, 08:19 PM
Royal beat St. Peter’s – 17-12
St. Peter’s unexpectedly lost to Royal and the Peterites hope to retain the Singer Group “A” title for 3 successive years faded away.

Royalist led 10-5 at lemons.

It was a revenge by Royal who were thrashed by Peterites 41-0 when they met last year in the same league tournament.

Await more info…

skywalker
06-07-2008, 08:19 PM
elama thama

ranilsds
06-07-2008, 08:41 PM
Schools Rugby Season 2008 has been the most competive season ever....If you had taken Vidyartha out from A Div this year... the rest of the Teams, Kingswood, Trinity, St. Peters, Issipathana, St. Thomas, Royal , Anthony's & Dharmarajah are beeing playing some superb Rugby this season so far.. and the order above may likely be the end of season league standing as per my understanding on the current season.

Its true that all cannot win and that is where Kingswood & Trinity stay on top this far...becos they hung their nerves till the last minnute with several close call games being won by both these 2 teams.... But other games have also been so close and decisive and means that schools rugby have improved so much over the years....well done to all of the teams.. Even to Anthony's & DRCK...

Vidyartha needs to work hard next year to be able to get promoted back again to A Div. and it will be interesting to know who will join them to go back to B div - whether SACK or DRCK?

However, One thing to Notice is that there are 8 schools who play very good rugby consistantly.. Namely, Kingswood, Trinity (Shows obvious why they were the first schools to take rugby in SL) along with Peters, Pathana, STC , Royal....SACK and I can put Wesley in to this category too even though they had a bad patch last year...The other teams are so inconsistant and are no major players in the big league..

Even out of the said 8 teams, I will still put 4 schools right on top of having greatest of performances in the last 5 years, namely Kingswood, Trinity, St.Peters & Issipathana...I think They will still be the top 4 teams this year too in that same order at the end of the season....:cool:

Tobas
06-07-2008, 08:46 PM
If Royal beat Trinity and Trinity beats Kingswood wont the League be open again? Just thinking out loud.

ranilsds
06-07-2008, 09:11 PM
Royal tails will be very high now going in to the Bradby for sure.. On the other hand Trinity are playing away this game and one might think that Trinity peaked a little too early this season...and their last 4 games have been just dropping... but for Kingswood... it been an uphill all the time ever since they lost to St. Peters, they have been growing with confidence...

So put that together, yes trinity may loose to Royal. But the last game of the season on 22nd June, Kingswood may still beat Trinity and that sorts out a clear champion and the runner-up gets poised evenly....

sutherland.g.m
06-07-2008, 09:20 PM
machan oya team athule aniwaryen thora innath oney habai ekak royal oya power 5 athule naha ban

skywalker
06-07-2008, 09:27 PM
http://www.facebook.com/wall.php?id=4603590851#/group.php?gid=4603590851 check dis some interesting words are exchanging between tck and rajans

ranilsds
06-07-2008, 09:58 PM
Thora is the 5th Team and royal will be defenetely after that... fully agree...

Tobas
06-07-2008, 10:15 PM
Machang I gather your list of best teams is only for this decade, right ? However, if you take it for All Time it would be Trinity, S,Thomas', Issipathana and Royal as the Top 4 followed by S.Peters, Kingswood and S.Anthonys.

ranilsds
06-08-2008, 12:24 AM
Sorry mate... I will agree on Trinity at 1 but then,... who has played More rugby in schools areana? Kingswood started in 1895.. (114 yrs before) and Trinity in 1906...(102 yrs now).Then comes Royal & Thora which just crossed 75 yrs mark...Bradby is still in its 60's.... Issipathana cellebrated 50 years on Rugby 6 yrs ago... SACk celebrated 50 yrs of Rugby 2 yrs ago... St peters have played over 60 yrs... Wesley played over 75 yrs...

But if you take who has won most of the matches? then we may ask our Grandfathers first, then our fathers.. and then you and me (of course.. I am from 1994 so I may know a bit more than you on the history mate)...Kigswood realized that they can be the champions of SL Rugby only in the year 1999...when they became the B div Champs and went on the take the President's trophy.. and again they set back one year but since 2001, they were vertually unbeatable (Beaten only 7 times through out the 6 yrs since then on 15's as well as on 7's) Their 15 a side was unbeaten over 5 years at a streatch since 2002 to 2005.. and then they lost a game each every other year which cost them the league in 2006 & 2007... and both times to St Peters and last year to Trinity...
However,...they are still a power to recon with and this time for sure, Kingwood has the best chance of regaining the league from Peters after a lapse of 2 years.. which will happen on 22nd June....at Bogambara.. where the 2 oldest schools ever to have played Rugby in SL meet...

FYI, we at Kingswood did simple things right.. when we fired the coach in 2000,.. we had no choices but to go with some expertiees... and Iqram Odeyar (ex Trinity) let us down halfway through leaving our then u-18 coach Ronnie Ibrahim to take over as the Kings had no option.. Ronnie was a tremendous success untill he was beaten in the mid season 2006 by Sanath Martis's master brain st.Peters at Royal complex..and that was the downfall as he was already approached by Thomians to take over... MR tried to beat Kings with Namal, & Yoshitha.. they failed... they took over our coach but we recruited his younger brother (The best Utililty player ever seen in SL rugby) Nilufer. and even with Ronnie with Thora, Rohan couldnot win against Kings either...
We dont spent millions of Ruppes for the rugby team but yet we ensure that they look smart and nice with all basic requirements fullfilled... and mind you they still eat Kos & Del and Manyokka with the Hostel Soup, Meat and eggs,.after prcatices..and NOT Chocolate, energizers, Milk...and Pills...

Now its time for Nilufer's success times with Kingswood.....

Tobas
06-08-2008, 06:36 AM
Lets stick to the point of discussion. It was who are the all time greats in Schools rugby and not about the Kingswood diet and mayokka. Let me also enlighten you that we dont have to ask our fathers and grandfathers about who won matches in the past, the records are available and are updated every year. So dont talk unless you have the proper facts. Also you may have played in 1994 I played in Champion Thora teams of 89 and 90 ....both unbeaten years. They went on to be unbeaten the following year as well which made it 3 in a row. No school has ever equaled this record during which time they WON 43 matches on the trot.No draws. Kingswood was unbeaten 2003 -2005. However 2003 they were B division. So only 2004 -05 are counted by the authorities. They also had a draw in each of those years.
Now I stated earlier that Kingswood has been the team of this decade. No question with only Petes giving them a run. But all time they are not in the top 4. We cant let our emotions blind the facts. Just because a team started playing before another does not make them better. What matters is results and achievements. Look at Pathana and Thora. They started rugby in 1960 and 1956 respectively. Yet they have won more titles in A division schools rugby than any other school.
FYI THESE ARE THE FACTS SINCE 1950'S WHEN MORE THAN 5 - 10 SCHOOLS STARTED PLAYING RUGBY.
UNBEATEN TEAMS : TCK 11 STC 10 IMV 9 ROYAL 9 KINGSWOOD 2 SACK 2 SPC 1.
(NOTE TRINITY, PETERS AND ZAHIRA HAD SOME UNBEATEN YEARS IN THE 1930'S WHEN ONLY 4 SCHOOLS PLAYED RUGBY)
A DIVISION LEAGUE CHAMPIONS ( OFFICIAL AND UN OFFICIAL):
STC 13 IMV 10 TCK 9 ROYAL 9 SPC 5 KINGSWOOD 2 SACK 1.
PRESIDENTS TROPY KO: IMV 7 STC 5 KINGSWOOD 4 SPC 3 ROYAL 2 TCK 2 THURSTAN 1.

There those are the facts.Trinity Thora Royal Peters and IMV have always kept these records in their archives. Also just to let you know Kingswood started playing first in 1897. However they gave up in 1909. They came back in 1964.
I will post the actual school Rugby History doc on ela in stages as it is too big for 1 post.

fernandokasu
06-08-2008, 07:07 AM
hm...Trinty is da BEST:yes: :yes:

sudheera
06-08-2008, 07:41 AM
But Dharmarajians n Kingswoodian r revivals ne:baffled: :oo:
They play against in the cricket encounter right?

Any how Kingswoodians beena headache for us for several years, some how they have manage to win over us:rofl: :rolleyes: :P
he he kingswoodians n rajans r like brothers..thats sure....

nEoN_wHitE
06-08-2008, 07:50 AM
hm...Trinty is da BEST:yes: :yes:
apooo yuk:P:P

fernandokasu
06-08-2008, 07:55 AM
apooo yuk:P:P ae mokada????

nEoN_wHitE
06-08-2008, 07:56 AM
ae mokada????
charter skool ekak ne:P

skywalker
06-08-2008, 09:46 AM
charter skool ekak ne:P
true bro. all the kandy schools hate them

Tobas
06-08-2008, 10:09 AM
Lets stick to the point of discussion. It was who are the all time greats in Schools rugby and not about the Kingswood diet and mayokka. Let me also enlighten you that we dont have to ask our fathers and grandfathers about who won matches in the past, the records are available and are updated every year. So dont talk unless you have the proper facts. Also you may have played in 1994 I played in Champion Thora teams of 89 and 90 ....both unbeaten years. They went on to be unbeaten the following year as well which made it 3 in a row. No school has ever equaled this record during which time they WON 43 matches on the trot.No draws. Kingswood was unbeaten 2003 -2005. However 2003 they were B division. So only 2004 -05 are counted by the authorities. They also had a draw in each of those years.
Now I stated earlier that Kingswood has been the team of this decade. No question with only Petes giving them a run. But all time they are not in the top 4. We cant let our emotions blind the facts. Just because a team started playing before another does not make them better. What matters is results and achievements. Look at Pathana and Thora. They started rugby in 1960 and 1956 respectively. Yet they have won more titles in A division schools rugby than any other school.
FYI THESE ARE THE FACTS SINCE 1950'S WHEN MORE THAN 5 - 10 SCHOOLS STARTED PLAYING RUGBY.
UNBEATEN TEAMS : TCK 11 STC 10 IMV 9 ROYAL 9 KINGSWOOD 2 SACK 2 SPC 1.
(NOTE TRINITY, PETERS AND ZAHIRA HAD SOME UNBEATEN YEARS IN THE 1930'S WHEN ONLY 4 SCHOOLS PLAYED RUGBY)
A DIVISION LEAGUE CHAMPIONS ( OFFICIAL AND UN OFFICIAL):
STC 13 IMV 10 TCK 9 ROYAL 9 SPC 5 KINGSWOOD 2 SACK 1.
PRESIDENTS TROPY KO: IMV 7 STC 5 KINGSWOOD 4 SPC 3 ROYAL 2 TCK 2 THURSTAN 1.

There those are the facts.Trinity Thora Royal Peters and IMV have always kept these records in their archives. Also just to let you know Kingswood started playing first in 1897. However they gave up in 1909. They came back in 1964.
I will post the actual school Rugby History doc on ela in stages as it is too big for 1 post.

sangakkara
06-08-2008, 10:37 AM
trinity sux. bilal and d boys will pounce on trinity next week.RC rox

skywalker
06-08-2008, 10:45 AM
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06-08-2008, 10:45 AM
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ranilsds
06-09-2008, 12:26 AM
Fully agree Mr. History.....

What matters now is the sustainability of a quality team....

This is one thing Kingswood realized this decade.. and yes they are proving it strong and steady......

Lets see the table as at 22nd June.....I hope Royal Beats Trinity.... so that,.. Nothing leaves Kingswood than winning the game (Or a Draw) would get them the A Divsion Title for 2008....(No hearts taken away from the game against DRCK next week in Kandy) where Rajans tails are so high after their performance against Trinity...

But Trinity as I said has been fading away in their last 4 games... as I know the Father of the Trinity captain (Ex-Kingswoodian) has already incated his concerns.......

Interesting 2 weeks ahead mate.. Lets... see how the chances are for Thora, Royal, Peters & Trinity - IF Royal....Beats Trinity at Bradby 1st leg......
Then leaves.. a few teams left with 2 games lost...thinking...out loud who will have the most chances....??? But yet Kingswood needs to loose their final game against TRINITY which may not be the case,...at the rate they are going......

skywalker
06-09-2008, 09:48 AM
Royal College gave St. Peter’s College a lesson of a different kind in rugby when they took the new-look champs by total surprise to pull off a stunning 17-12 win in their inter-school match at Reid Avenue on Saturday.

The Royalists from their style of play came out with a plan that worked and the Peterites banking on their trademark run-and pass game were caught on the wrong foot unable to come to grips with soggy underfoot conditions.

Royal played to a set plan by gaining territorial advantage with kicks to touch and winning the line-outs to ensure they not only remained in the hunt but also made the Peterites lose out on valuable time while focussing on defence.

While Royal kept the ball in play the Peterites appeared to squander almost everything they raked in by kicking possession into their opponents, spilling the ball or slinging out blind passes which clearly showed they may have underestimated their opponents on the big occasion.

What was visible in the Peterite style of play was that their young forwards took time to rally as a team while play-maker Ishan Noor lacked back-up support. But by then Royal had taken a commanding 10-0 lead midway in the first half.

Peterite coach Sanath Martis, who knows every player any which way he can, contends that they prepared for the game with a plan but wet underfoot conditions altered the course.

“I am not looking for excuses. We had a plan (to open out the game). But you cannot implement a plan when the ground conditions change”, said Martis who has guided the Peterites to two successive League titles.

He congratulated Royal for their win.

skywalker
06-09-2008, 09:50 AM
Trinity, St. Joseph’s maintain top slots


By M. Shamil Amit

The completion of the seventh week of matches in the Singer inter-schools rugby league tournament saw long time leaders Trinity and St. Joseph’s maintain the lead for the seventh week in the Division 1A and 1B categories. It also saw a change take place in the minor placing with Kingswood going up to the second slot replacing St. Peter’s.

The completion of the matches during the weekend also saw Royal stun the defending champions St. Peter’s in a close encounter while in another cliff hanger Kingswood overcame Isipathana. In the process the Peterites crashed to their second defeat and Isipathana their third.

With two more weeks for the completion of the league encounters now the battle has turned into a two sided affair between Trinity and Kingswood. But even then it could end in an interesting finish as the two Kandy sides have two more games to end their league games. Trinity have two tough games remaining to be played first will be with traditional rivals Royal and then against hometown rivals Kingswood while Kingswoods next game will be against Dharmarajah.

Meanwhile in the Division 1B category St Joseph’s are way ahead from the rest having secured seven wins from seven and their final game will be against Mahanama which they will no doubt go flat out to maintain a hundred percent record. Nevertheless the final two weeks of the competition is going to be crucial for the top two teams in the Division 1A category.

Royal vs St Peter’s

This was one of the best ever results from all the matches that have been played so far. Royal coming in as underdogs stunned the favourites and defending champs St Peter’s to chalk up a close 17-12 victory.

Royal succeeded in keeping the fancied Petes at bay after maintaining a slender 10-5 lead at lemons. Having stunned the Petes with a try in the eighth minute they continued to keep them under pressure and to increase their lead with another try 12 minutes later.

The Peterites were nowhere near their true form and hats off to the Royalists for having put up a top display. By the time the Petes came into the reckoning it was too late as time was running against them. The loss also has almost put the Petes out of contention for the league title.

Anyway the Royalists have sent a warning to their arch rivals Trinity what’s in store for them and they could pull out another surprise this weekend.

Trinity vs Dharmarajah

This game as expected saw the Trinitians gaining a 25-14 victory against the lowly placed Dharmarajah who crashed to their fifth defeat of the season. But the ugly incident that took place after the match marred the otherwise troubled free tournament that had been maintained by all the schools.

Who ever is responsible should understand that it’s the game that is the ultimate loser. The losing side should also accept defeat as embracing victory. Matches are played not to end up in Police stations or courts and also to tarnish the image of the school concerned. This being the first such incident reported this season hopefully all interested in this sport will also be expecting to be the last.

Isipathana vs Kingswood

The Isipathanians had to blame themselves for having lost this game in a close finish. Though the final score read 6-3 the game was theirs for the asking. It’s just that they threw away and offered the game to their opponents.

The match having ended in penalties they failed to make use of the penalties that were offered and opted for the touch and go system which ultimately saw Kinsgwood prevailing.

S. Thomas’ vs Vidyartha

It was the massacre of the innocents as the Thomians ran riot to demolish Vidyartha 64-0 thus sliding to their sixth successive defeat.

St Joseph’s vs Lumbini

St Joseph’s in securing their seventh successive win had the honour of recording the highest score of the season with an 82-0 win over the hapless Lumbini side. So their last game against Mahanama is going to be a decisive one for the Joes and a win would see them end the season with a clean record.

Mahanama vs Wesley

This game was crucial for both the teams as one of them would join leaders St Joseph’s for promotion to the top division next season. In the end Mahanama came out successfully with a 14-5 win.

skywalker
06-09-2008, 09:55 AM
Royal all the way
by Fazal Mohomed

It was Royal all the way. They shoved, pushed and defended like their lives were on the line and it indeed it paid off. In one of the biggest surprises this season in the inter schools rugby tournament, Royal College stunned many by overcoming their much fancied opponents, St. Peter’s College. The Peterites walked into the match as the favourites after a superb season and they met their waterloo at the hands of the Reid Avenue boys. This is only the second defeat for the Peterites. They lost their first match against the Thomians 22-18. The score line at the long whistle read 17-10 in favour of the Royalists.

The scoreline doesn’t reflect Royal’s dominance as many a sitter of a penalty was missed by their centre Duminda Attygalle and full back Muhsin Faleel. Royal opened scoring in the fifth minute of the match through a move initiated by winger Nabeel Faizer and executed by flanker Ashik Bari. The Royalists dominated the entire first half and the forwards got into action when they touched down through a maul in the right corner. Wasim Fajudeen was the try scorer. It was total dominance by the Royal forwards with the Peterite eight always been kept at bay. Ten minutes before the short whistle, Peterite number eight Ihshan Noor touched down. The score read 10-5 at half time.

In the second half, the Peterites made some daring moves but try as they might the Royal defense stood firm. They were not given any space to score. The Royalists tackled as hard as they could and the Peterites were always kept at bay. It was one of the most fascinating halves in the entire schools season with the game moving at a superb pace with no quarter asked and none given. Royal scored again, twenty minutes into the second half courtesy of a superb move by the line through fly half Naren Dahson who popped the ball to Shamil Mohomed who made no mistake with the ball and scored under the post. The conversion was successful .The Peterites threatened to take the game away from the Royalists with centre Gerad Caniyot touching down in the left corner. The conversion was not successful. The Peterites kept hitting the Royal 22 at this time of the game but the Royal 3rd row were their to pounce on the ball, and get the odd turnover. Referee Dilroy Fernando decided to blow the long whistle as the stadium erupted with the words, R-O-Y-A-L.

skywalker
06-09-2008, 01:38 PM
St. Peter's vs Isipathana match rescheduled

According to Hassan Sinhawansa, chairman of rugby management & development committee of Isipathana College, the Singer League Division One - Group “A” match between St. Peter's and Isipathana which was scheduled to be played on the 14th of June is now shifted to 13th June at Havelock Park.

skywalker
06-10-2008, 09:14 AM
Priyantha to referee Bradby Shield match

S.M. Jiffrey Abdeen, Kandy Sports correspondent

Old Vidyarthian Priyantha Gunaratne - a top rugby coach and referee from the hill capital has been assigned to officiate in the first leg of the 64th Bradby Shield encounter between Royal College and Trinity College which will be played in Colombo on Saturday (June 14).

Priyantha Gunaratne becomes the second Vidyarthian after Anil Jayasinghe to officiate in the prestigious rugby clash between these two leading schools which is one of the biggest sporting events in the sporting calendar in the country.

The selection of Priyantha Gunaratne for this big event comes as no surprise as he is now one of the top referees in the country and honesty and dedication has been the hallmark of his career.

Priyantha Gunaratne played as a brilliant scrum half for Vidyartha College from 1989 to 1992 and was the deputy skipper in his final year.

skywalker
06-10-2008, 09:16 AM
the reff who started d clash between rajans and trinitians. beware RC you might be playing against 16 players. hope RC thrash trinity.:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

skywalker
06-10-2008, 09:16 AM
Bilal Hassan fit to play in 'Bradby'

Sri Lanka Youth player and Royal's number eight Bilal Hassan who missed their key match against St. Peter's due to a groin injury will return to the Royal team in the First Leg of the 64th Bradby Shield match against Trinity College which will be worked off at the Royal College Sports Complex on June 14.

Hassan who excelled for the Sri Lanka under 19 team in the Youth Rugby Asiad in Brunei last year has played a vital role for the Reid Avenue team with his fiery loose play and his presence should be a morale-booster for Royal which scored a stunning 17-12 win over defending champions St. Peter's on Saturday. Their three quarters too gave a much better display with the return of regular fly half Naren Dhason after missing the last four matches due to injury.

But the biggest worry for Royal in the 'Bradby' will be the lack of a dependable place kicker with centre Duminda Attygalle missing two 'sitters' of penalties and an easy conversion while full back Mushin Faleel too failed miserably with a front of the post penalty.

It is surprising that Royal is unable to produce a reliable place kicker despite having the services of Nizam Jamaldeen, one of the best place kickers produced by Sri Lanka as their assistant coach. The Trinitians who are going great guns this season having won five matches out of six will go out favourites to win the Bradby Shield this year.

Under the guidance of their dedicated coaches Anil Jayasinghe and Pradeep Basnayake the 'Trinity Lions' have fared well notching up five victories over Isipatana (29-10), Vidyartha (60-0), S. Thomas' (15-10), St. Anthony's (25-24) and Dharmaraja (25-14).

They possess a formidable pack spearheaded by No. 8 Ruzni Ramzeen and a superb three quarter line with wingers Visvajit Wijesinghe and Shannon Armstrong likely to pose the biggest threat to Royal with their powerful runs down the flank.

skywalker
06-10-2008, 09:17 AM
Thurstan - Wesley clash for Rajaratnam Trophy

Sunil Karunanayake

Thurstan will scrum down with Wesley for the Diyanesh Rajaratnam trophy on June 11 at the CR & FC grounds, Longdon Place. Diyanesh Rajaratnam trophy was inaugurated in 1998 in memory of late Diyanesh Rajaratnam who is the only Thurstanite to have captained both cricket and rugby at Thurstan; he captained the cricket team in 1971 and rugby team in 1972.

The match is also of significance due to the fact that Rajaratnam came over to Thurstan from Wesley in 1967 and the Rajaratnam family renowned for sports had links with both these schools.

Diyanesh Rajaratnam played his first game for Thurstan in 1968 as a wing three quarter against Wesley and scored Thurstan's first try and the match was won by Thurstan 8-3. This team was captained by Upali Hewage (currently Deputy Inspector General of Police Sabaragamuwa Range) who rendered yeoman service to Thurstan for well over a decade in serving as its Rugby - Co-ordinator.

DIG Upali Hewage has most fittingly being invited to be the Chief Guest for the occasion. Diyanesh won fame more as a leading schoolboy cricketer and had the honour of representing Ceylon Schools team in their Indian tour of 1970 where the series was won by them.

After leaving school he continued an active cricket career and represented Nomads & Tamils in the premier division and was a Sri Lanka trialist and represented board President's xi. He also coached Thurstan cricket for a brief period.

After retiring from first class cricket Diyanesh turned out be a leading commentator and sports program presenter for the SLBC achieving great heights as a Cricket and a Rugby commentator, this is yet another outstanding feat of this great sportsman who passed away suddenly in 1997.

Thurstan & Wesley has been playing each other regularly from 1959 and the Rajaratnam Trophy was won by Thurstan from inception in 1998 up to 2001 while Wesley has been the holders since 2002.

Both Thurstan and Wesley who played in the "A" division last year were relegated to "B" division this year and have had limited success.

skywalker
06-10-2008, 09:18 AM
Finest school game for a long time

Sharm de Alwis

The car park was choked and the pavilion was packed to the rafters as if to down-grade the Bradby and we who had paid for a seat in the pavilion were often watching the spectacle standing because of the mounting excitement.

This was heady stuff even if I mix the tenses in reflective journalism. It was the finest game in inter-school rugby seen for a very long time. The game was played at a scorcher and the fact that Royal withstood the do-or-die onslaught of a Peterite attack that was rejuvenated in the death throes should be attributed to fine drilling by their coaches, C.P.P.Abeygunawardena, Nizam Jamaldeen and Viraj Prasantha.

Royal were perched on Peterite territory for much of the game and they also had the greater possession. What possession the Peterites got they squandered with aimless kicking and line kicks which returned the advantage to the foes. They never indulged in one chip kick or a kick to the box for the winger to flee with ball. Their number 8, Noor was a marked boy and received some bone crusher tackles. They lost a game that could easily have been won.

I asked for a synopsis from Ranil Prematilake who although, like me, looked askance at oval balls, has seen more rugger than any pig's bladder in the rugger ball. My first few calls were aborted. I thought of Robert Bruce and the spider and tried again.

Ranil spoke of injuries sustained by the Peterites in the game against Trinity and re-emphasised that Noor had been heavily marked. He spoke of the plus factor of the home ground advantage, that Royal were clear favourites and that Royal had peaked at the correct time with the Bradby a week away.

Having shared some thoughts with someone a pitch above me and who never gets anonymous hate letters from the riff-raff, I would contend that Royal wanted to lull themselves into false pretences with the Bradby in mind a little learning is dangerous particularly when the school's motto is Learn or Depart.

I will quote from the poet: Shadwell alone of all my sons is he Who stands confirmed in dull stupidity. Others to some faint meaning make false pretence But Shadwell never deviates into sense I know that Shadwell will be multiplied by 15 come the Bradby.

Trinity may have a lone coloursman in the captain and so had Royal in 1949 when Geoff Weinman captained them. Trinity has in Ruzmi Ramzeen arguably the best number 8 in schools today. Vishvajith Wijesinghe with eight has the highest tally of tries in the season with three matches left for play.

Fiesty all-round player and captain, Milinda Gunawardena and his deputy Pulasthi Gamage have terrific support with the return of Avinda Bulanwewa, Hasindu Dassanayake, nippy Adeeb Hameed, Idris Omar, burly Ishrath Singhalakshana, Roshan Vidanagamage, Kennan and Shennan Armstrong, Ishan Mohamed, Surendra Alwis, Damith Dissanayake, Chathuranga Wijesinghe, Tuan Kitchilin, Mohamed Riyazy, Nimesh Yatawara, Ahamed Fahad and Rahal Balasuriya who has decamped from S. Thomas' and whose father, rugby Lion Ravi, virtually single-handedly won the 1977 Trinity team he captained 22-10.

skywalker
06-10-2008, 09:23 AM
School rugby review
The Royal College ruggerites return to the pavilion after their splendid effort against defending champions St. Peter’s College. Royal, after an unimpressive start did well to beat St. Peter’s College on Saturday. (Pic by Nishan S. Priyantha)

Trinity College, with an unimposing (25-14) win against their home town rivals last Friday at Pallekele remain on top with one of the toughest challenges ahead of them against Royal College in the first leg of the 63rd Bradby Shield encounter, which will also count as a crucial game in the Singer League at the Royal Sports Complex come next Saturday.

The efforts of that dazzling winger, Vishavajith Wijesinghe who was nursing a wrist injury led Trinity to a comfortable victory in the end with his dexterity and speed. He scored as much as three tries to take the game away from the Rajans and helped Trinity to remain in the top slot, with an average of 3.75.

The Lions need once more to focus a great deal on their place kicking where they continue to suffer. It is going to cost them dearly, if they don’t get their kicking boots in the right place in the remaining matches of the League.

On the other hand, the Rajans, who turned up as a rejuvenated unit came up an impressive effort with their forwards providing Trinity a hard time in their own den. But they failed to achieve the ultimate on a number occasions, despite dominating a greater part of the game.

The evenly poised encounter drifted into a fiasco off of the field at the end when a section of unruly spectators ran riot by storming the buses carrying the Trinity College players which caused injury to a number of Trinity College schoolboys, including a player. The perpetrators also damaged nearly ten vehicles.

Kingswood Vs Isipatana

Kingswood, after an uncharacteristic display scarped through to record a win in a low scoring affair. The final scores stood 6 points to 3 in favour of the lads from Randle Hills as they beat Isipatana College, at Havelock Park, last Friday.

This enabled the Kingswoodians to keep their chances of winning the league open as they shot up to number two from being at number three last week.

Both teams cannot be impressed about the manner in which they handled pressure situations which at times declined even below the standards of novices taking into the oval shaped ball game.

Yet the game turned out to be an even affair with quarter neither asked nor given. Isipatana, who had many a chance of scoring could not make any headway due to lack of coordination and finish after the turn around in particularly and thus they had to taste defeat once again.

With the outcome of this game, Isiaptana will languish in the same number six spot with a vital battle ahead of them against St. Peter’s College on Saturday at Longden Place, when Kingswood lock horns with their home town rivals Dharmaraja College at the Bogamabra Stadium on the same day.

Royal vs. St Peter’s

It was certainly a bolt from the blues. The script had to be rewritten as Royal College bounced back against all odds in overpowering defending champions St. Peter’s College by 17 points to 12.

This could be recorded as the most enthralling encounter of the weekend. The Petes, who put up an energetic effort were unlucky to have been at the receiving end with seldom conceding any chances. Yet the Royalists came out with a well crafted plan and they acted with that in view to walk away victorious. Meanwhile, immense improvements were shown by the Royalists in the set pieces and their three quarters were well set to deliver the desired result with good coordination with the forwards.

At the dying stages of the game, the Petes, who countered the pressure and force well went on the offensive but then it was too late as the Royalists had inflicted damage on the visitors. As a result of this win, the Royalists move ahead for the first leg of the Bradby Shield on a gracious winning note to fight and brimming with confidence.

S. Thomas’s vs. Vidyartha

The lads from S. Thomas’ College made this an opportunity to run riot over the hapless lads from Vidyartha College and as a result they managed to accumulate as much as 64 points whilst banking the visitors in a lop-sided encounter a Mount Lavina last Saturday.

Accountable for the highest count of tries was the duo, crack centres - Savith Kalupathirana and Niluk Wickramthilake who together amassed seven tries.

Vidayartha, on the other hand, are left with no option but facing relegation together with two other teams from the home town St. Anthony’s and Dharmaraja. Vidayrtha who hang about at the bottom of the table will meet S. Anthony’s this Saturday at Nittawela, when the Singer League inter school rugby tournament moves to a very decisive week.

skywalker
06-11-2008, 10:28 AM
Mahanama cruise to sixth win


By M. Shamil Amit

Mahanama cruised through to their sixth win in the Singer Division 1B inter-school rugby tournament when they outclassed Prince of Wales 34-5 at Longden Place yesterday.

The match which was expected to be a close tussle in the end turned out to be a one sided affair with Mahanama having a one way ticket to victory. Mahanama having led 14-0 at the breather collected their points through three goals, two tries and a penalty as against a try by the Cambrians. The winners began their scoring as early as in the tenth minute after referee M.H.M. Faisal blew the whistle.

It was prop forward Hasanga Piyasekera who made that first move which was converted by second row Mahesh Kumaranayake. Hasanga followed it up with another try seven minutes later which was again converted by Mahesh before the sides changed for lemons.The resumption saw Mahanama again having their own way first through a try by centre Sumudu Fernando with Mahesh adding the extra points. A few minutes later Mahesh booted over a penalty to give Mahanama a healthy 24-0 lead.

Two more unconverted tries within a space of ten minutes from wing three quarter Chathura Shanuka and full back Mithun Shamen saw the winners increase their lead to 34-0. Then in the dying stages Cambrians wing three quarter Asanka Ratnayake gave them a consolation try and with the conversion going astray, the match ended.

Mahanama with this win are now assured of their promotion to the top division whatever the outcome in their final against S. Joseph’s is going end.

amiya
06-11-2008, 10:42 AM
May b Dharmapala

1979muth
06-11-2008, 03:53 PM
Finaly Isipathana knock out champ.

1979muth
06-11-2008, 03:59 PM
Hey........ Come and get suport our boys. I think Isipathana Vs St.Peters match is the best of this liege matches - 13th of June around 5.00pm - Havelock park

ishta
06-11-2008, 04:07 PM
no idea bro

nalakadas
06-11-2008, 04:15 PM
Kingswood Is the second in latest rankings after the defeat of peters.But in this chart kingswood is going to = with rajans.Thats not a good ranking.:frown: :angry: :no: Kingswood will do their job in style.

skywalker
06-11-2008, 04:45 PM
Kingswood Is the second in latest rankings after the defeat of peters.But in this chart kingswood is going to = with rajans.Thats not a good ranking.:frown: :angry: :no: Kingswood will do their job in style.

dat's Bcoz not much kck supporters on elakiri tell dem to join and vote

1979muth
06-11-2008, 04:47 PM
Puluwannam Knock out ekata chalange karapan malli, Last year eketh apiwa hold kara anthimata mokada une, Saranga malli hold karala thibbata, knock out eka puluwannan bet karapan Thorata wada ekak hari udata yanawa, umbalage koheda thiyena luck ekak vitharai, wada pennapan ethakota nambu pitin oluwa namanawa.................


Pathana Will never go down....Go Pathana go....

skywalker
06-11-2008, 04:52 PM
A Weekend with full of excitement!!!

© Sri Lanka Rugby News

This coming weekend has lot to offer for the rugby enthusiasts in Sri Lanka.

On 13th Friday, St. Peter’s and Isipathana will meet at Havelock Park. This is a crucial game for both teams. St. Peter’s after their shock defeat to Royal last week would want to regain their prestige by not only winning the match but also earning the bonus point by scoring at least 4 Tries in the match. Isipathana on the other hand would like to win the match to regain their lost pride.

On 14th Saturday, we have the first leg of the 64th Bradby Shield encounter between Trinity College and Royal College. Trinity are well set to win the 2008 Singer League Group “A” title while Royal are full of thrust after they won the match against St. Peter’s last weekend. This is also a Singer league group “A” match.

On 15th Sunday, two unbeaten teams in the Caltex league, Kandy and CR & FC will meet for the first time this season. Nalaka Weerakoddy will come out of retirement to empower the Kandy team for the first time this season. Also the match will be officiated by James Fitzgerald, a neutral referee from the Arabian Gulf.

1979muth
06-11-2008, 05:02 PM
Little bit for Isipathana Rugby History

Incomparable Isipathana

Isipathana College which is only 50 years old has an impressive record of notable achievements in rugby since the game was introduced to the school by Maurice de Abrew, Vice President of Havelocks Sports Club.
From 1960 to 1963 Isipathana played friendly games against under-17 teams of all rugby playing schools and during this period there were a host of personalities like Eric de Silva, Michael Loos, Franklin Jacob and Edward Bartholomuez who rallied round to uplift rugger at Isipathana.
In 1963/64 former President of the Sri Lanka Rugby Football Union (SLRFU) Y. C. Chang took over coaching Isipathana who played their historic first match against St. Anthony's College Katugastota in Kandy and beat them 8-3 under the captaincy of Brian Ingram. Isipathana's first try was scored by Dayalu Perera.
In 1965 Isipathana was affiliated to the Sri Lanka Rugby Football Union's schools section and from that day onwards Isipathana has been in the forefront of school rugby in Sri Lanka. In 1965 under the first official captain Ana Saranapala and coach Maurice Silva, Isipathana fared well during the inter school season. In 1967 the Isipathana versus Thurstan match for the Abdul Jabbar Trophy was inaugurated and Isipathana has the distinction of winning the trophy consecutively for 24 years.
From 1968 to 1971 Isipathana rugby rose to great heights being unbeaten for four years under the guidance of the All Ceylon hooker Frankie David.In 1976 under the captaincy of Ginigalgodage, Isipathana beat Zahira 116-0, the highest score in an inter school first XV match. In 1977 another milestone was reached by H. K. Sisira who scored 25 tries in a single season which made him the first schoolboy to achieve the feat. In 1979 Isipathana recorded the highest score in school rugby by beating Nalanda College125-0 in an U-17 match.
In 1979/80 Isipathana was selected to represent Sri Lanka for the Asian Schools Rugby Football tournament held in Bangkok. Isipathana went as under-dogs for the tournament, but were named as the 'most outstanding' team after a scintillating performance with defending champions Vajiravudh College.
In 1980 Isipathana created history at rugby in Sri Lanka by producing the first schoolboy to represent Sri Lanka in the mould of Hisham Abdeen who represented the national side at the Asian championships. In 1980 Isipathana became the Sevens champions for the first time. Isipathana went on to win the Sevens trophy for four years in a row (1980/81/82/83) before losing it to Royal in 1984. But Isipathana won the trophy back again in 1985/86/87/88.
In 1981 the Isipathana-Trinity fixture was restored after a lapse of 12 years.
Rugby at Isipathana reached its peak in the eighties under that great mentor O. W. R. Perera who took over the task of coaching the side from 1979. Again in 1982 Isipathana produced another unbeaten team and was selected for the Asian Schools tournament in Bangkok to be adjudged the "Most Exciting Team" in the tournament for a bustling brand of rugby. It was also voted the Most Popular Schools rugger team in Sri Lanka and was awarded the Milo Trophy.
In 1985/86 Isipathana became the triple champions by winning the schools Sevens tournament and the inaugural knock-out tournament for the Premadasa Trophy. The team was tagged the kings of schools rugby in the annual league season which made them the first school team to become triple champs. The team retained the same unblemished record in the following year.
In 1987 Isipathana created a landmark in Sri Lanka's rugby history when 10 Isipatanians including two schoolboys were selected for the national squad that toured Wales. In 1987/88 and 89 Isipathana became runners-up in the Premadasa knock-out tournament. In 1989 Isipathana were coached by M. P. F. Sallay and Sanath Martis and the team won the inaugural Gymkhana U-20 Invitation Tournament. The team reached the final by beating the much fancied Havelocks Sports Club in the semi-finals. In 1989/90 Isipathana won the schools seven-a-side tournament.
In 1991 our team was suspended by the SLRFU for fielding an overaged player. In 1992 the school became champs in the under 13,15 and 17 tournaments respectively. The same year the under-19 team captained by Champika Nishantha became triple champs. The following year in 1993 under the captaincy of Chamila Samantha the under 19 team took the runners up berth in the Premadasa Trophy. In 1995 under the captaincy of R. Wahied the school emerged runners up at the President's Trophy and the following year (1996) the school had the opportunity under the captaincy of Bandula Mallikaarachchi to be crowned the League, Knock-out and President's trophy champions.
The 1997 the under-19 team captained by Vajira Hewage became the Sevens champs, the league trophy champs and also took the U-19 President's Trophy the same year. Shamly Nawaz captained the 1998 team in Singapore for the Tiger Cup where they competed against 12 countries to win the cup beating a team from New Zealand in the final. In 1999 the team captained by Crishan Chandran become champs in the Tens, League, President's Trophy and the Kandy Sports Club schools Sevens tournaments.
In the year 2000 Hamesh Gunaratne captained the team to celebrate a winning spree as the team became the Western Province 10-a-side champs and in the same year the team captained by Ranga Perera won the Sevens Trophy. In conclusion the year 2001 saw the team captained by Ranga Perera taking the President's Trophy and emerging runners up in the League. The same year the U-17 team won the 10-a- side and the U-17 trophies.
It is with deep sorrow that I wish to record the demise of four of the College's illustrious ruggerites. They are former Isipathana and Havelocks skipper M. P. F. Sallay who captained Isipathana in 1978 and played for the school for five years before wearing the Sri Lanka jersey with distinction. He played for Havelocks from 1979 to 1984 and coached the Isipathana team.
The late Nilantha Lakshmeewewa was one of the best centres to represent the national team after making his debut at the age of 19 when he was selected for a tour of Wales in 1987. The Isipathana College team was captained by him in 1987.
Suranga Warnasuriya a young ruggerite while practicing collapsed and was found dead. Nalin Katuwapitiya a former winger of the 1988 team passed away under tragic circumstances last year.

skywalker
06-11-2008, 05:11 PM
it's too long i cant read it.

1979muth
06-11-2008, 05:17 PM
Little bit for Isipathana Rugby History (Part One)

Incomparable Isipathana

Isipathana College which is only 50 years old has an impressive record of notable achievements in rugby since the game was introduced to the school by Maurice de Abrew, Vice President of Havelocks Sports Club.
From 1960 to 1963 Isipathana played friendly games against under-17 teams of all rugby playing schools and during this period there were a host of personalities like Eric de Silva, Michael Loos, Franklin Jacob and Edward Bartholomuez who rallied round to uplift rugger at Isipathana.
In 1963/64 former President of the Sri Lanka Rugby Football Union (SLRFU) Y. C. Chang took over coaching Isipathana who played their historic first match against St. Anthony's College Katugastota in Kandy and beat them 8-3 under the captaincy of Brian Ingram. Isipathana's first try was scored by Dayalu Perera.
In 1965 Isipathana was affiliated to the Sri Lanka Rugby Football Union's schools section and from that day onwards Isipathana has been in the forefront of school rugby in Sri Lanka. In 1965 under the first official captain Ana Saranapala and coach Maurice Silva, Isipathana fared well during the inter school season. In 1967 the Isipathana versus Thurstan match for the Abdul Jabbar Trophy was inaugurated and Isipathana has the distinction of winning the trophy consecutively for 24 years.
From 1968 to 1971 Isipathana rugby rose to great heights being unbeaten for four years under the guidance of the All Ceylon hooker Frankie David.In 1976 under the captaincy of Ginigalgodage, Isipathana beat Zahira 116-0, the highest score in an inter school first XV match. In 1977 another milestone was reached by H. K. Sisira who scored 25 tries in a single season which made him the first schoolboy to achieve the feat. In 1979 Isipathana recorded the highest score in school rugby by beating Nalanda College125-0 in an U-17 match.
In 1979/80 Isipathana was selected to represent Sri Lanka for the Asian Schools Rugby Football tournament held in Bangkok. Isipathana went as under-dogs for the tournament, but were named as the 'most outstanding' team after a scintillating performance with defending champions Vajiravudh College.

1979muth
06-11-2008, 05:18 PM
Little bit for Isipathana Rugby History (Part One)

Incomparable Isipathana

In 1980 Isipathana created history at rugby in Sri Lanka by producing the first schoolboy to represent Sri Lanka in the mould of Hisham Abdeen who represented the national side at the Asian championships. In 1980 Isipathana became the Sevens champions for the first time. Isipathana went on to win the Sevens trophy for four years in a row (1980/81/82/83) before losing it to Royal in 1984. But Isipathana won the trophy back again in 1985/86/87/88.
In 1981 the Isipathana-Trinity fixture was restored after a lapse of 12 years.
Rugby at Isipathana reached its peak in the eighties under that great mentor O. W. R. Perera who took over the task of coaching the side from 1979. Again in 1982 Isipathana produced another unbeaten team and was selected for the Asian Schools tournament in Bangkok to be adjudged the "Most Exciting Team" in the tournament for a bustling brand of rugby. It was also voted the Most Popular Schools rugger team in Sri Lanka and was awarded the Milo Trophy.
In 1985/86 Isipathana became the triple champions by winning the schools Sevens tournament and the inaugural knock-out tournament for the Premadasa Trophy. The team was tagged the kings of schools rugby in the annual league season which made them the first school team to become triple champs. The team retained the same unblemished record in the following year.
In 1987 Isipathana created a landmark in Sri Lanka's rugby history when 10 Isipatanians including two schoolboys were selected for the national squad that toured Wales. In 1987/88 and 89 Isipathana became runners-up in the Premadasa knock-out tournament. In 1989 Isipathana were coached by M. P. F. Sallay and Sanath Martis and the team won the inaugural Gymkhana U-20 Invitation Tournament. The team reached the final by beating the much fancied Havelocks Sports Club in the semi-finals. In 1989/90 Isipathana won the schools seven-a-side tournament.

1979muth
06-11-2008, 05:19 PM
Little bit for Isipathana Rugby History (Part Three)

Incomparable Isipathana

In 1991 our team was suspended by the SLRFU for fielding an overaged player. In 1992 the school became champs in the under 13,15 and 17 tournaments respectively. The same year the under-19 team captained by Champika Nishantha became triple champs. The following year in 1993 under the captaincy of Chamila Samantha the under 19 team took the runners up berth in the Premadasa Trophy. In 1995 under the captaincy of R. Wahied the school emerged runners up at the President's Trophy and the following year (1996) the school had the opportunity under the captaincy of Bandula Mallikaarachchi to be crowned the League, Knock-out and President's trophy champions.
The 1997 the under-19 team captained by Vajira Hewage became the Sevens champs, the league trophy champs and also took the U-19 President's Trophy the same year. Shamly Nawaz captained the 1998 team in Singapore for the Tiger Cup where they competed against 12 countries to win the cup beating a team from New Zealand in the final. In 1999 the team captained by Crishan Chandran become champs in the Tens, League, President's Trophy and the Kandy Sports Club schools Sevens tournaments.
In the year 2000 Hamesh Gunaratne captained the team to celebrate a winning spree as the team became the Western Province 10-a-side champs and in the same year the team captained by Ranga Perera won the Sevens Trophy. In conclusion the year 2001 saw the team captained by Ranga Perera taking the President's Trophy and emerging runners up in the League. The same year the U-17 team won the 10-a- side and the U-17 trophies.
It is with deep sorrow that I wish to record the demise of four of the College's illustrious ruggerites. They are former Isipathana and Havelocks skipper M. P. F. Sallay who captained Isipathana in 1978 and played for the school for five years before wearing the Sri Lanka jersey with distinction. He played for Havelocks from 1979 to 1984 and coached the Isipathana team.
The late Nilantha Lakshmeewewa was one of the best centres to represent the national team after making his debut at the age of 19 when he was selected for a tour of Wales in 1987. The Isipathana College team was captained by him in 1987.
Suranga Warnasuriya a young ruggerite while practicing collapsed and was found dead. Nalin Katuwapitiya a former winger of the 1988 team passed away under tragic circumstances last year.

1979muth
06-11-2008, 05:20 PM
Bro.. now you can read it

skywalker
06-11-2008, 07:48 PM
Bro.. now you can read it

ya thanks bro. hope you guys beat peters.:yes: :yes: :yes: :yes:

sudheera
06-11-2008, 07:52 PM
Mahanama cruise to sixth win


By M. Shamil Amit

Mahanama cruised through to their sixth win in the Singer Division 1B inter-school rugby tournament when they outclassed Prince of Wales 34-5 at Longden Place yesterday.

The match which was expected to be a close tussle in the end turned out to be a one sided affair with Mahanama having a one way ticket to victory. Mahanama having led 14-0 at the breather collected their points through three goals, two tries and a penalty as against a try by the Cambrians. The winners began their scoring as early as in the tenth minute after referee M.H.M. Faisal blew the whistle.

It was prop forward Hasanga Piyasekera who made that first move which was converted by second row Mahesh Kumaranayake. Hasanga followed it up with another try seven minutes later which was again converted by Mahesh before the sides changed for lemons.The resumption saw Mahanama again having their own way first through a try by centre Sumudu Fernando with Mahesh adding the extra points. A few minutes later Mahesh booted over a penalty to give Mahanama a healthy 24-0 lead.

Two more unconverted tries within a space of ten minutes from wing three quarter Chathura Shanuka and full back Mithun Shamen saw the winners increase their lead to 34-0. Then in the dying stages Cambrians wing three quarter Asanka Ratnayake gave them a consolation try and with the conversion going astray, the match ended.

Mahanama with this win are now assured of their promotion to the top division whatever the outcome in their final against S. Joseph’s is going end.
damn mahanama team eka nagala enawa...sevens kingswood ekatath gahuwa neda?

skywalker
06-11-2008, 07:57 PM
damn mahanama team eka nagala enawa...sevens kingswood ekatath gahuwa neda?

machan B div gemak naa bun. giya avurudde apith ohomane gahuwe. last year our team avarage score per match was over 40+ machan. api joeslata last yaer 48 something wage gahuwa. even d last year 2nd place team lost to us 38 something score. A div is d real deal. dat means wesly thurstan and ananda are realy strugling dis season. we antho and vidyartha team will be demoted back to B div while mahanama and joes wii get promoted and will get hamerd by A div scls dat's how it works

skywalker
06-12-2008, 02:56 PM
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skywalker
06-12-2008, 02:58 PM
Wesley drew Thurstan – 8-8

Match: Singer inter-school rugby league – Group “B” + Annual Encounter
Played: 11th June 2008 at Longdon Place

Thurstan drew first blood when Lahiru Weerasinghe booted a penalty and later he planted an unconverted Try. Thurstan led 8-0 at the breather.

Dulanjan Wijesinghe planted an unconverted Try for Wesleyites.

Wesley has won this annual rugby encounter since 2002 and they retained the Diyanesh Rajaratnam memorial trophy for another year.

This was the second draw for Wesley and also for Thurstan in the current Singer league having drawn against Prince of Wales and Mahanama respectively in earlier matches.

Wesley: 1 Try, 1 Penalty
Thurstan: 1 Try, 1 Penalty

sutherland.g.m
06-12-2008, 02:58 PM
huh thanks

1979muth
06-12-2008, 04:05 PM
ya thanks bro. hope you guys beat peters.:yes: :yes: :yes: :yes: Why not ............... Defa....

1979muth
06-12-2008, 04:23 PM
All island Singer Sri lanka School rugby 7's champs 2008 - Isipathana



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1979muth
06-13-2008, 09:27 AM
Petes, Patans out to redeem lost pride

Chris Dhambarage


The reigning 'A' division league champions St. Peter's College will figure in a grudge battle with Isipatana College in their Singer inter school under 20 rugby tournament match at Havelock Park today.
Both teams will be hoping to salvage their pride and to redeem some of their lost prestige following their disappointing performances in the previous outings.
The Peterites suffered a shock defeat at the hands of Royal College last week that virtually shattered their hopes of regaining the title for the second successive year.
Isipatana College too went through a similar experience as they missed a golden opportunity before going down fighting 3-6 against Kingswood College Kandy last week.
This will be another great chance for Isipatana College to bounce back into recognition with an improved performance ahead of the knock out championships. Their performances this season have been pretty ordinary with only three victories to their credit.
Isipatana of course showed signs of challenging some of the other top teams in the league when they notched up three successive victories against Royal College St.
Anthony's College and Dharmaraja College respectively. St. Peter's too will be looking for an improved performance because this will be their final game in the league tournament before confronting their traditional rivals St. Joseph's College in their Battle of the Saints annual encounter.

skywalker
06-13-2008, 09:27 AM
Thomians face acid test against Joes

Chris Dhambarage

S. Thomas' College Mount Lavinia will face an acid test when they take on the unbeaten St. Joseph's College side in their annual inter school rugby encounter for the Lady Jayatilleke Shield at Longden Place today.

The Josephians are enjoying a splendid season where they have made a clean sweep while winning all seven matches in the Singer under 20 Division One Group B league tournament.

In the process St. Joseph's College have also established two new records in the current season. They defeated Lumbini MV by a massive margin of 82 points to nil to register the biggest victory this season while their wing three quarter Sachintha Maduranga is the leading try scorer with a total of 20 tries to his credit.

St. Joseph's College are now just six points away from reaching the 300 mark this season and they have conceded a mere 34 points to their opponents from their seven outings.

They are confident that they could regain the Lady Jayatilleke Shield this time as they have vastly improved their skills and strategies in all aspects of the game. In contrast S. Thomas' College are currently placed fifth in the latest points table of the Singer inter school under 20 Division One Group A league tournament.

However they will take the field with a great amount of confidence after having recorded one of the biggest victories this season where they had the better of Vidyartha College Kandy 66 nil on their home grounds at Mount Lavinia.

In addition the Thomians also recorded impressive victories against St. Anthony's College, St. Peter's College, Dharmaraja College and Isipatana College respectively. The two teams started playing rugby since 1955 and the Lady Jayatilleke Shield was introduced by the late Lucien Jayatilleke an old Joe in 1966 in memory of his mother Lady Evelyn Jayatilleke.

St. Joseph's College were the first holders of this prestigious Shield by virtue of their victory in 1966 under Rohan Jayatilleke (son of Lucien Jayatilleke). The last Josephian victory was recorded way back in 1999 under Laksitha Gunaratne. S. Thomas' College won last year's encounter under Johann Fernando in a thriller at Longden place

skywalker
06-13-2008, 09:28 AM
Petes, Patans out to redeem lost pride

Chris Dhambarage

The reigning 'A' division league champions St. Peter's College will figure in a grudge battle with Isipatana College in their Singer inter school under 20 rugby tournament match at Havelock Park today.

Both teams will be hoping to salvage their pride and to redeem some of their lost prestige following their disappointing performances in the previous outings.

The Peterites suffered a shock defeat at the hands of Royal College last week that virtually shattered their hopes of regaining the title for the second successive year.

Isipatana College too went through a similar experience as they missed a golden opportunity before going down fighting 3-6 against Kingswood College Kandy last week.

This will be another great chance for Isipatana College to bounce back into recognition with an improved performance ahead of the knock out championships. Their performances this season have been pretty ordinary with only three victories to their credit.

Isipatana of course showed signs of challenging some of the other top teams in the league when they notched up three successive victories against Royal College St.

Anthony's College and Dharmaraja College respectively. St. Peter's too will be looking for an improved performance because this will be their final game in the league tournament before confronting their traditional rivals St. Joseph's College in their Battle of the Saints annual encounter.

skywalker
06-13-2008, 09:28 AM
Morale boosting win for Ananda

Ananda College cruised to a morale boosting 19 points to nil victory over Lumbini MV in their Singer inter school under 20 Division One Group B league rugby tournament match worked off at Longden Place yesterday.

The Anandians collected their points from two goals and one try after having led 12 nil at half time.

Centre Dinesh Chaturanga, full back Akila Nimesh and winger Ishan Samitha scored a try each for the winners with Thusitha Fonseka adding the extra points for two tries. Sylvestrians a close win

Earlier St. Sylvester's College Kandy edged out Science College by 21 points to 20 points in a thrilling Singer inter school under 20 Division One Group B league rugby tournament match played at the same venue.

The Sylvestrians who took a close 13-6 lead at half time consolidated their position in the second half while collecting their points from three tries and two penalties. Science College responded with two goals and two penalties. C.D.

1979muth
06-13-2008, 09:31 AM
St Joseph’s and S. Thomas’ clash for Lady Jayatileke trophy
St. Joseph’s and S. Thomas’ will clash for the Lady Evelyn Jayatileke Shield at Longdon Place today. The Lady Jayatileke Shield was introduced way back in 1966 by her son and Old Joe Lucien Jayatileke in memory of his mother.
Coincidentally the Joes led by Lucien’s son Rohan Jayatileke were the first holders of the Shiled. But since then the Thomians have won the Shield on many occasions.
The last win the Joes achieved was in the year 1999 when the side was led by Lakshitha Gunaratne while Thomians won it last year under Johann Fernando.
The Thomians holders of the shield since 2000 will go all out to retain it for the ninth consecutive year. The two teams will be led by the No 8’s with the Joes by Bhanuka Hegoda and the Thomians by Rohitha Rajapakse
Nevertheless today the game is going to be a close tussle with the Josephians who are leading the Division 1B category with seven wins from seven outings wil be leaving no stone unturned to achieve a win after eight years. The Thomians on the other hand have had fluctuated fortunes this season. They started the season with a bang but fell back at the halfway stage. But the scales are in favour of them.

1979muth
06-13-2008, 09:32 AM
St. Peter’s confront Isipathana today
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By M. Shamil Amit St. Peter’s and Isipathana who both lost their previous games to Royal and S. Thomas’ will confront each other today at Havelock Park with the kick off set for 4.30 p.m. The two teams will definitely be coming in to the game to redeem their lost prestige.
The Petes who after their defeat to Royal have put themselves in a spot of bother and now are in a must win situation if they are hoping to come into contention in quest of retaining the league title for the third year.
Another factor is that this will be their final league game while the Isipathanians who though are not in contention for the league title will be hard nuts to crack and the Petes won’t have it easy with the never say die Pathans.
The Pathans on the other hand have one more game remaining to be played and no doubt this game is going be a block buster with two well balanced teams fighting for prestige.

sudheera
06-13-2008, 09:40 AM
All island Singer Sri lanka School rugby 7's champs 2008 - Isipathana



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sirada pathanada sevens issuwe?

1979muth
06-13-2008, 10:00 AM
sirada pathanada sevens issuwe?

Sira thamai machan..........

malinda
06-13-2008, 10:37 AM
Why not ............... Defa....


will see sir :yes: :yes: best of luck to 2 teams

skywalker
06-13-2008, 12:09 PM
t. Sylvester’s beat Science – 21-20

Match: Singer inter-school rugby league – Group “B”
Played: 12th June 2008 at Longdon Place

St. Sylvester’s defeated Science in a nail biting encounter.

St. Sylvester’s led 13-6 at the breather.

St. Sylvester’s: 3 Tries, 2 Penalties
Science: 2 Goals, 2 Penalties

1979muth
06-13-2008, 12:13 PM
will see sir :yes: :yes: best of luck to 2 teams

Hmmmmm. come and suport ................ Fast and best match,

skywalker
06-13-2008, 12:16 PM
Hmmmmm. come and suport ................ Fast and best match,
bro ar dey telecasting d match 2de

djdush
06-13-2008, 12:22 PM
http://www.isipathanarugby.com/images/Isipathana_images/IMG_6933.jpgPATHANA RUGBY

1979muth
06-13-2008, 12:30 PM
bro ar dey telecasting d match 2de

I think telecast , where r you now ?

1979muth
06-13-2008, 12:32 PM
http://www.isipathanarugby.com/images/Isipathana_images/IMG_6933.jpgPATHANA RUGBY

cheeaaaaaars.........................

malinda
06-13-2008, 04:08 PM
Hmmmmm. come and suport ................ Fast and best match,

y not buddy 2 sure will b there ...:yes: :yes: Match of the season ;)

skywalker
06-13-2008, 04:18 PM
I think telecast , where r you now ?
at kandy

skywalker
06-13-2008, 06:41 PM
St. Sylvester’s beat Science – 21-20

Match: Singer inter-school rugby league – Group “B”
Played: 12th June 2008 at Longdon Place

St. Sylvester’s defeated Science in a nail biting encounter.

St. Sylvester’s led 13-6 at the breather.

St. Sylvester’s: 3 Tries, 2 Penalties
Science: 2 Goals, 2 Penalties

skywalker
06-13-2008, 09:35 PM
St. Joseph’s beat St. Thomas – 19-15

Match: Annual Rugby Encounter (Lady Evelyn Jayatileke Shield)
Played: 13th June 2008 at Longdon Place

Surprise… Surprise!!! Singer league group “B” leaders St. Joseph’s defeated St. Thomas.

Josephians won the Lady Evelyn Jayatileke Shield after 8 years. Thomians held the shield since 2000. The last win for Joes was in the year 1999 when the side was led by Lakshitha Gunaratne.

This result might also stun the Peterites where they will play the annual rugby encounter for Rev. Fr. Basil Weeratunga Trophy on 24th June. Last year when Joes met Peterites at St. Peter’s grounds, Peterites crush them with a mammoth 101 - 05 win.

Await more info…

skywalker
06-13-2008, 09:35 PM
St. Peter’s beat Isipathana – 8-7

Match: Singer inter-school rugby league – Group “A”
Played: 13th June 2008 at Havelock Park

Peterites win in a low scoring game.

With the conclusion of this match St. Peter’s bid goodbye to the 2008 Singer league tournament and they will be waiting to see the results of the rest of the matches in the league to determine the final position or whether they have the chance to clinch the league title for the 3rd consecutive year.

Await more info…

skywalker
06-15-2008, 12:34 PM
St. Anthony’s beat Vidyartha – 34-11

Match: Singer inter-school rugby league – Group “A”
Played: 14th June 2008 at Nittawela, Kandy

Anthonians won their first match of the Singer league group “A” this season. Anthonians led 10-8 at half time.

Chanaka Gunaratne (2 Tries), Kelum Manapperuma, Imad Riyal and Dilan Ranawanagedera scored Tries for the Anthonians while C. Thilakaratne scored the solitary Try for Vidyartha which is also the first Try for Vidyartha this season.

St. Anthony’s: 3 Goals, 2 Tries, 1 Penalty
Vidyartha: 1 Try, 2 Penalties

skywalker
06-15-2008, 12:35 PM
Kingwood beat Dharmaraja – 26-9

Match: Singer inter-school rugby league – Group “A”, Annual Rugby Encounter
Played: 14th June 2008 at Bogambara, Kandy

Kingwood led 19-3 at lemons.

Gayan Rathnage (2 Tries), Kasun Wijesinghe and Mohamed Astaf scored Tries for Kingswood with Roshan Weeraratne making 3 conversions.

Indika Wickremanayake booted 3 penalties for Rajans.

This was also an annual rugby encounter between the two schools played for the William Weerasinghe trophy.

Kingwood: 3 Goals, 1 Try
Dharmaraja: 3 Penalties

skywalker
06-15-2008, 12:35 PM
Thomian rugby coach Ronny resigns

By Shamseer Jaleel

Ronny Ibrahim the former Kingswood College player and the present head coach of the Thomian rugby outfit gave his resignation from the post of head coach with effect from yesterday.

The reason for his resignation is not yet clear.

But according to reliable source too many hands are involved with the senior team. Despite of all these the Thomians have done really well this season.

The outfit led by National Youth player Rohitha Rajapaksa and Ronny's guiding they have beaten St. Peter's 22-19, Isipathana 17-15, Vidyartha 64-0, Rajans 22-20.

They were only beaten by Trinity (0-15) and Kingswood (7-29). After all the issues Thomians went down to a 'B' division Josephian outfit. Though a few leading "A" division clubs who were interested in Ronny, he has not decided on his future if to continue in coaching rugby or not.

sudheera
06-15-2008, 03:51 PM
trinity royal mokada wune?

1979muth
06-16-2008, 09:44 AM
trinity royal mokada wune?

Trinity beat Royal 24 points to 12 - Bradby 1st Leg

skywalker
06-16-2008, 10:01 AM
Trinity and Kingswood left to battle for the league title


By M. Shamil Amit

The Singer inter-schools rugby league tournament is at its tail end with only one match left to be played for seven teams in this top division. St Peter’s is the only team in this group that has completed their assignments and they ended the tournament in the way they started with a narrow win over Isipathana.

Though they have won six of the eight matches they have played they are out of contention and will not be in a position to retain the league title for another year. Trinity who have been the leaders since the inception of the tournament have maintained their form and the loss to St Peter’s have not affected their progress.

The Lions after their win against traditional rivals Royal over the weekend have put themselves in a strong position to lift the Singer league title. But to achieve this they will have to defeat their home town rivals Kingswood in the final encounter scheduled to be played during the weekend.

It’s a must win situation for both the teams as they are the only two teams left to fight out the battle to become the league champions. If Trinity wins the league title it will be a great achievement as they came into the top division only in 2007 and in that year they ended in the seventh slot.

On the other hand the Kingswoodians have lifted the coveted league title on several occasions and the last two being in the years 2004 and 2005 before St Peter’s took it in 2006 and retained it in 2007. If Trinity or Kingswood wins the game either of the two will be the ultimate champions.

The completion of the eighth week of matches and the final outcome of the Trinity and Royal encounter saw St Peter’s being denied of being in the fray, but even that it would have been a long process. If St Peter’s were to be contention Royal should have defeated Trinity and Kingswood should go down to Trinity.

But the easy win achieved by the Lions over Royal saw the battle being left for only two teams for the coveted title. The weekends match also saw Trinity clear the first hurdle of the two way battle of the Bradby Shield and now they have a healthy 12 points lead before going into the second leg in another two weeks time.

In the other matches during the weekend Kingswood outclassed Dharmarajah 26-9 to record their sixth win while St Anthony’s at last saw the winning post after six matches when they defeated Vidyartha 34-11.

Meanwhile the Division 1B has also turned into a battle between two teams St Joseph’s and Mahanama for the league title in this category. Here again the two teams will fight each other on Friday (June 20). Both the teams are unbeaten with the Josephians recording seven wins out of seven and Mahanama six out of seven with one draw. But the shock of the weekend was the defeat of S. Thomas’ to St Joseph’s. Though this was not a league game this is an annual encounter played for the Lady Evelyn Jayatileke Shield saw the Josephians turn tables after having given the lead to the Thomians

Nevertheless it has been a competitive season with no quarter asked nor given. All the teams underwent fluctuating fortunes and none of the teams in the top division were able maintain their unbeaten record.

Likewise it was almost incident free games played between the teams except for two incidents outside the field. One was the stoning of the vehicles at Pallekella after the encounter between Trinity and Dharmarajah

The other incident being in the match between Royal and Trinity where some spectators of the former unable to take up defeat by their team began throwing missiles onto the field which saw the being stagnated for nearly ten minutes.

The spectators would do a favour to their teams if they behave in a gentlemanly manner by taking up defeat with their heads high and not try to and tarnish the image of the team and school and the effort put in by the 30 odd players on the field.

cjstyle
06-16-2008, 10:34 AM
why this one ignored St. joseph I think they did awasome job agains St.thomas. if we are doing fair poll system we have to respect everyschool so please add all the rugby schools to this who are going to play in 2008 season. BTW i am not a josephian but still we have to respect. I think EK people agree with me on this. :-)

asanka dayan
06-16-2008, 12:17 PM
...........THE BEST RUGBY ...........................D.S.S.C

skywalker
06-16-2008, 01:16 PM
bro d poll is for the A div. v ar following B div rugby also. i have posted all yo match results in dis thread

Tobas
06-16-2008, 11:41 PM
...........THE BEST RUGBY ...........................D.S.S.C

You guys are in the C Division and in that league you lost to
Kannagarara MV !!!:rofl:

cjstyle
06-17-2008, 11:32 AM
thankx skywalker

skywalker
06-17-2008, 12:23 PM
http://srilankarugbynews.googlepages.com/GroupA-20080615.gif/GroupA-20080615-full.gifhttp://srilankarugbynews.googlepages.com/GroupB-20080612.gif/GroupB-20080612-full.gif

nalakadas
06-17-2008, 11:00 PM
EAST OR WEST KINGSWOOD IS THE BEST:yes: :yes: :yes: :cool: :yes:

skywalker
06-17-2008, 11:05 PM
EAST OR WEST KINGSWOOD IS THE BEST:yes: :yes: :yes: :cool: :yes:
rajans ar behind you mate all d best for yo upcoming match against trinity

rash87
06-17-2008, 11:07 PM
I hope that Kingswood clinch the title since it will be betwenn them & Trinity:D
I really don't wanna see Trinity been crowned as the champions!!!

skywalker
06-17-2008, 11:09 PM
I hope that Kingswood clinch the title since it will be betwenn them & Trinity:D
I really don't wanna see Trinity been crowned as the champions!!!
ya bro i' agree. since kingswood is our brother scl we hope dey clinch d title. coz those guys don't boast abt der team unlike trinity

rash87
06-17-2008, 11:22 PM
ya bro i' agree. since kingswood is our brother scl we hope dey clinch d title. coz those guys don't boast abt der team unlike trinity
100% true, even in the game against us when they won over us in their own territory they were very polite & was very friendly. We had a nice time:D

But when Trinity won last Saturday in our territory they were so hostile & when we ask to party with us they were like ohh we have our own way of celebrating & stuff. Even they have this pada shows with first time ever school player attemting 50m kick:rofl: :P :lol: 14 the man:P:lol::lol:
No. 14(who ever it is has too much pada shows, was such a unpleasant character. I am gonna cheer Kingswood this time. I really respected Trinity when I played & there were so many good guyz, but now it's all bullshit:baffled: :dull:

skywalker
06-18-2008, 03:44 PM
100% true, even in the game against us when they won over us in their own territory they were very polite & was very friendly. We had a nice time:D

But when Trinity won last Saturday in our territory they were so hostile & when we ask to party with us they were like ohh we have our own way of celebrating & stuff. Even they have this pada shows with first time ever school player attemting 50m kick:rofl: :P :lol: 14 the man:P:lol::lol:
No. 14(who ever it is has too much pada shows, was such a unpleasant character. I am gonna cheer Kingswood this time. I really respected Trinity when I played & there were so many good guyz, but now it's all bullshit:baffled: :dull:
ya ya one of d armstrongs

skywalker
06-18-2008, 03:45 PM
The Ultimate “Weekend” is here!

2008-06-18

This coming weekend will hold the last matches of the Singer Inter-School League 2008 tournament.

On 20th Friday, St. Joseph’s College will meet Mahanama College. The winner of this match will emerge as the 2008 Singer League division 1 group “B” champions. Currently, St. Joseph’s College leading the points table with 31 points while Mahanama College in 2nd position with 29 points. Both teams are unbeaten so far. Josephians are in full cylinders after beating group “A” team – St. Thomas College.

On 22nd Sunday, Trinity will meet Kingswood. The winner of this match will emerge as the 2008 Singer League division 1 group “A” champions. Currently, Trinity leading the points table with 27 points while Kingswood in 2nd position with 25.50 points. Both teams have lost only one game so far.

It is a coincidence how this year’s Singer league tournament is laid out. In group “A” and group “B”, the top two teams will lock horns in the last game of their respective groups. Both of these matches have become the league champion deciders.

skywalker
06-20-2008, 09:28 AM
joes vs mahanama today. gonna be a cracking game.

appuhami1
06-20-2008, 01:29 PM
joes vs mahanama today. gonna be a cracking game.

ya it's gotta be a cracking game

appuhami1
06-20-2008, 01:45 PM
when is d antho vs rajans match????

appuhami1
06-20-2008, 06:56 PM
Match: Singer inter-school rugby league – Group “B”
Played: 19th June 2008 at Longdon Place
Thurstan led 8-7 at lemons.
Ishan Samarakkody and Lahiru Basura scored tries for Thurstan while skipper Dasanayake scored the solitary Try for Lumbini.
Thurstan: 2 Tries, 2 Penalties
Lumbini: 1 Goal

appuhami1
06-20-2008, 07:54 PM
antho beat rajans 30-27.....
hard luck rajans. antho,vidyartha and dharmaraja will be demoted to d B div next year. St.joshaph and mahanama will be promoted to A div next year

skywalker
06-20-2008, 08:00 PM
antho beat rajans 30-27.....
hard luck rajans. antho,vidyartha and dharmaraja will be demoted to d B div next year. St.joshaph and mahanama will be promoted to A div next year

hard luck rajans.st.joshaphs beat mahanama 20-10.

malinda
06-20-2008, 09:51 PM
hard luck rajans.st.joshaphs beat mahanama 20-10.

wohhooo lookz like Joe - Pete match gonna be one hell of a cracker :rofl: :lol: :lol:

skywalker
06-21-2008, 09:41 AM
Antonians down Rajans 30-28


By U.J. Jezeem – Kandy Sports corr

In a game of fluctuating fortunes the Saints had their prayers answered for St. Anthony’s to post a last minute 30 points (2 goals, 2 tries, 2 penalties) to 28 (2 goals, 1 try, 2 penalties, 1 drop goal) win over Dharmaraja in their schools Singer Shield Division One Segment A rugby tournament game at Nittawela yesterday. At half time the Antonians led 22-5.

The Antonians were right on top in the first half with the Rajans, though having a major share of possession, opting to kick the ball. The Rajans also missed four penalties.

They however made a remarkable recovery in the second half to take the lead at 28-27. However a penalty by flay half Imad saw the Antonians winning the game in a thrilling finish. Referee: D. Nimal.

skywalker
06-21-2008, 09:42 AM
St. Joseph’s College clinched the Singer inter school under 20 Division One Group B league title when they defeated Mahanama College by 20 points to 10 points in the deciding encounter worked off at Havelock Park yesterday.

The Josephians collected their points from one goal, two tries and one penalty after the scores had been level five all at half time. Mahanama College responded with two unconverted tries.

Naveen Abeyratne put up a fine performance and scored two superb tries while Dilshan Devananda scored one try for St. Joseph’s College. Shanaka Pietersz converted one try and Sachintha Maduranga put over a penalty. Mithun Shameen and Sahan Umagaliya scored a try each for Mahanama College.

Nizam Jamaldeen refereed. (C.D.)

skywalker
06-21-2008, 09:42 AM
Royal, Thomian should be a rousing encounter

Chris Dhambarage

A rousing game is on the cards when two equally good teams Royal College and S. Thomas’ College Mount Lavinia clash in their 47th annual inter school rugby encounter for the Michael Gunaratne Trophy at the Royal College Sports Complex grounds in Reid Avenue today.

This game will be of great importance for both teams as they are also vying for honours in the Singer Under 20 inter school Division One League rugby tournament.

In addition both teams are hoping to bounce back into recognition following two disappointing outings last week.

Royal College suffered an embarrassing 12-24 defeat at the hands of their traditional rivals Trinity College Kandy in the Bradby Shield first leg played at the same venue.

The Thomians also went through a similar experience when they suffered a shock 15-19 defeat at the hands of a Division Two side St. Joseph’s College at Longden Place.

That result of course did not make any impact on the standings as the Thomians remained in the fourth position of the Division One Group A points table having recorded five impressive victories.

In contrast Royal College dropped into the fifth place in the standings with four victories and three defeats.

This will be a good chance for them to regroup and come out victorious ahead of the crucial second leg of the Bradby Shield encounter on June 28 at the Bogambara Stadium in Kandy.

Royal of course made a disastrous start to the season while going down to Kingswood College Kandy and arch rivals Isipatana College in their opening two encounters. But thereafter they settled down and went on to register four successive wins against Vidyartha College (29-nil), Dharmaraja College (39-22), St. Anthony’s College (25-12) and St. Peter’s College (17-12).

Royal College are also the holders of the Michael Gunaratne Trophy and are hoping to retain it for the third successive year. The record for the highest score in the series also came from Royal College in 2002 under the captaincy of Zulki Hameed which was 39-3 that shattered the 22-nil record established by S. Thomas’ College under Charya de Saram in 1991.

Meanwhile the last occasion S. Thomas’ College won the Trophy was in 2005 under Namal Rajapaksa. And in a coincidence his younger brother Rohitha Rajapaksa will be captaining the Thomian team this time and is hoping to regain the Trophy after a lapse of two years.

The dynamic number eight was faced with a similar situation in the match against the reigning champions St. Peter’s College which they went on to win by a close margin of 22-19 and to regain the Archibald Perera memorial trophy.

S. Thomas’ College have recorded wins against St. Anthony’s College (16-12), St. Peter’s College (22-19), Dharmaraja College (22-20), Isipatana College (17-15) and Vidyartha College (64-nil) while losing to Trinity College (10-15) and Kingswood College (7-29) respectively.

This annual rugby encounter between the two schools was inaugurated in 1962 and the first match ended in a draw. There were four more draws in 1967, 1976, 1978 and 1997 altogether adding five draws to the tally of 46 matches.

Royal College have won the encounter 23 times while S. Thomas’ College have 17 wins to their credit. In 1979 the encounter did not take place due to a dispute regarding the match dates.

The teams:

Royal College: Nikira Senanayake, Udara de Silva, Shamir Fajudeen, Shehan Pathirana, Kalana Amarasinghe, Hasthika Bandaranayake, Ashik Bari, Bilal Hassen, Rameez Rafeek and Naren Dhason, Suvindha Lenaduwa, (captain), Duminda Attygalle, Shamil Ahamed, Nabeel Faizer, Mushin Faleel.

S. Thomas’ College: Rajindra Gunasekera, Janith Jayasuriya, Amrith Anrado, Devan Hallock, Ramesh Perera, Jeewaka Hewawitharana, Tariq Jayasuriya, Rohitha Rajapaksa (captain), Manjith Amangama and Dinuka Ranasinghe, Shaveen Kapuwatte, Niluk Wickrematilleke, Heshan Gunaratne, Sumith Kalupatina, Jeromy Fernando.

sudheera
06-21-2008, 06:33 PM
Antonians down Rajans 30-28


By U.J. Jezeem – Kandy Sports corr

In a game of fluctuating fortunes the Saints had their prayers answered for St. Anthony’s to post a last minute 30 points (2 goals, 2 tries, 2 penalties) to 28 (2 goals, 1 try, 2 penalties, 1 drop goal) win over Dharmaraja in their schools Singer Shield Division One Segment A rugby tournament game at Nittawela yesterday. At half time the Antonians led 22-5.

The Antonians were right on top in the first half with the Rajans, though having a major share of possession, opting to kick the ball. The Rajans also missed four penalties.

They however made a remarkable recovery in the second half to take the lead at 28-27. However a penalty by flay half Imad saw the Antonians winning the game in a thrilling finish. Referee: D. Nimal.
shit aparade

nicekaushi
06-21-2008, 06:52 PM
dan kauda lead karanne

sudheera
06-21-2008, 07:00 PM
dan kauda lead karanne
a group wala trinity n kingswood on top

appuhami1
06-21-2008, 09:34 PM
a group wala trinity n kingswood on top
maxa singnatre eka bro. proud to be a rajan

appuhami1
06-21-2008, 09:36 PM
Royal beat St. Thomas – 22-5

Match: Singer inter-school rugby league – Group “A”
Played: 21st June 2008 at Royal Sports Complex
Royal outplayed Thomians. Royal led 10-5 at lemons.
Royal missed couple of easy opportunities to score tries. Otherwise the winning margin would have much bigger.
Royal won the 47th annual inter school rugby encounter for the Michael Gunaratne Trophy.
Royal: 2 Goals, 1 Try, 1 Penalty
St. Thomas: 1 Try

1979muth
06-21-2008, 09:55 PM
Isipathana beat Vidyartha 65/3

1979muth
06-21-2008, 09:56 PM
When will start knock out ?

1979muth
06-21-2008, 09:59 PM
How many teams get from Div "B", any one know about Presidant trophy...........

skywalker
06-21-2008, 10:51 PM
How many teams get from Div "B", any one know about Presidant trophy...........
top two teams

skywalker
06-21-2008, 10:54 PM
When will start knock out ?
* May 7 to June 29 - Schools under-16 and under-14 western province rugby tournaments. Sponsored by Suntel Limited. Final round of the two tournaments will be worked off from June 2 to 29 in the Cup, Plate, Bowl, Shield and Saucer categories. Team Groupings
* 29th Jun - Western Province under-16 rugby tournament finals between St. Thomas and Royal at Royal Sports Complex
* After June 29 - A two day tournament for under 18 teams
* June 29 to July 12 - President’s Trophy knockout tournament
* July first 2 weeks - Matches against Gordonstoun School from England
* July last week - Matches against Bancroft College from England
* Chairman’s Trophy

appuhami1
06-22-2008, 10:28 AM
The Disciplinary Committee that was appointed to look into the incident of allegedly allow playing three ineligible players by Isipathana College, against Dharamaraja College in their inter-school rugby match, has decided to award the four winning points to the loosing Rajans. But Isipathana will continue to remain the top division ‘Sunday Island’ learns.

It is also reported that the Disciplinary Committee that was appointed to investigate and submit their decision to the Sri Lanka Schools Rugby Football Association’s EXCO in respect to the a protest submitted by Dharamaraja, against Isipathana, has decided that Isipathana has acted on the instruction by an Education Director of the Western Province and by doing so they have given opportunity to players who were deemed to be eligible, but as a form of penalty, the committee has decided to withdraw the four points awarded for a win from Isipathana and award the same to the loosing Dharmaraja College team.

With this decision three teams, namely St Anthony’s, Dharmaraja and Vidyartha, will be relegated to ‘B’ division at end of this season, while Isipathana in spite of the deduction of four points will continue to survive in the top division.

Source; The Island-Sports 22.06.08

ranilsds
06-22-2008, 06:44 PM
Kingswood Leads 12-00 at half time... But Trinity coming so heavily and scores... Now 12-05 with 15 minutes to go....

shalinda
06-22-2008, 06:58 PM
SPC v RC tuesday na api yanewoooo

ranilsds
06-22-2008, 06:58 PM
Kingswood Manages to Hold on to their nerves and wins.. the WORTHY Singer schools Champions 2008! Final SCORE 12 -05...

diluka22
06-22-2008, 07:02 PM
kingswood win d game

ranilsds
06-22-2008, 07:02 PM
Nilufer Ibrahim the great! Last year he coached Dharmarajah in B Div and made them Champs! And now this year with Kingswood he made them Champs! Is dis some kind of a record?

ranilsds
06-22-2008, 08:49 PM
Kingswood win schools title
22-June-2008 6 p.m.

Kingswood took the schools' Premier League Division One title when they beat Trinity by 12 points ( a goal and a try) to 5 points ( a try) in the schools rugby final match in Kandy. At half time the winners led at 12 points to nil. For Kingswood skipper and number 8 Gayan Ratnage scored both tries while Roshan Weeraratne converted the first try. For Trinity flanker Jaris Omar scored their unconverted try. Asela de Silva who is on a short vacation from Australia refereed.

1979muth
06-23-2008, 09:04 AM
* May 7 to June 29 - Schools under-16 and under-14 western province rugby tournaments. Sponsored by Suntel Limited. Final round of the two tournaments will be worked off from June 2 to 29 in the Cup, Plate, Bowl, Shield and Saucer categories. Team Groupings
* 29th Jun - Western Province under-16 rugby tournament finals between St. Thomas and Royal at Royal Sports Complex
* After June 29 - A two day tournament for under 18 teams
* June 29 to July 12 - President’s Trophy knockout tournament
* July first 2 weeks - Matches against Gordonstoun School from England
* July last week - Matches against Bancroft College from England
* Chairman’s Trophy

Thanks bro..................

appuhami1
06-23-2008, 10:57 AM
Kingswood win schools title
22-June-2008 6 p.m.

Kingswood took the schools' Premier League Division One title when they beat Trinity by 12 points ( a goal and a try) to 5 points ( a try) in the schools rugby final match in Kandy. At half time the winners led at 12 points to nil. For Kingswood skipper and number 8 Gayan Ratnage scored both tries while Roshan Weeraratne converted the first try. For Trinity flanker Jaris Omar scored their unconverted try. Asela de Silva who is on a short vacation from Australia refereed.
elama thama kingswood

1979muth
06-23-2008, 03:31 PM
President Tropy fixture

1st Quater Finals - Kingswood Vs Mahanama
2nd - Trnity Vs St.Josap's
3rd - St.Peter's Vs Isipathana
4th - Royal Vs St.Thomas

Am I Correct, Any one know about this...........

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06-23-2008, 03:44 PM
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sudheera
06-23-2008, 05:01 PM
antholage o\l fail wechcha kenek sellam kara kiyala aranchi.... Any one know about this

djdush
06-23-2008, 05:28 PM
ISIPATHANA RUGBYhttp://www.isipathanarugby.com/images/Isipathana_images/IMG_6935.jpg (http://www.isipathanarugby.com)ISIPATANA THURSTAN annual Big Match 26th of June @ CR&FC Ground

jehan3
06-23-2008, 05:31 PM
got it

asanka dayan
06-23-2008, 07:12 PM
D.s.s.c .... match..... friday...... ds vs mc


GO>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> DS

Tobas
06-23-2008, 11:43 PM
To all Kingswoodian's on Ela ....Congrats...you are definitely the BEST TEAM OF THIS DECADE !

udesh1115
06-23-2008, 11:57 PM
ISIPATHANA RUGBYhttp://www.isipathanarugby.com/images/Isipathana_images/IMG_6935.jpg (http://www.isipathanarugby.com)ISIPATANA THURSTAN annual Big Match 26th of June @ CR&FC Ground


tanx.....

1979muth
06-24-2008, 09:09 AM
tanx.....
What about the knock out matches.......................

malinrock
06-24-2008, 10:54 AM
tnx

1979muth
06-24-2008, 01:32 PM
9 bye 1vs8 2vs7 3vs6 4vs5 21st to 27th April Result

Home Team Visiting Team Venue Time
St.Peter’s College Dharma Raja Bambalapitiya. 5.00.pm 46/0 (St.Perters) Isipathana College Trinity College Colombo 5.00.pm 10/29 (Trinity)
St.Anthony’s College S.Thomas’ College Kandy 4.30.pm 10/14 (St.Thomas)
Kings wood College Royal College Kandy 4.30.pm 13/07 (Kingswood)

2nd Week

8 bye 9 vs. 7 1 vs. 6 2 vs. 5 3 vs. 4 28th April to 3rd May

School School Venue Time
Vidyartha College Trinity College Kandy 5.00 pm 60-09 (Trinity)
St.Peter’s College S.Thomas’ College Bambalapitiya 5.00 pm 19/22 (St.Thomas)
Isipathana College Royal College Colombo 5.00 pm 17/12 (Isipathana)
St.Anthony’s College Kingswood College Knady 5.00 pm 17/19 (Kingwood)

3rd Week

7 Bye 8 vs. 6 9 vs. 5 1 vs. 4 2 vs. 3 04t to 10th May

School School Venue Time
Dharma raja College S.Thomas’ College Kandy 4.30pm 20/22 (St.Thomas)
Vidyratha College Royal College Kandy 4.30pm 0/29 (Royal)
St.Peters’ College Kingswood College Bambalapitiya 5.00pm 19/10 (St.Peters)
Isipathana College St.Anthony’s College Colombo 5.00pm 32/10 (Isipathana)

4th Week

2 Bye 3 vs. 1 4 vs. 9 5 vs. 8 6 vs. 7 11th to 17th May

School School Venue Time
St.Anthonys’ College St.Peter’s College Kandy 4.30pm 3/13 (St.Peters)
Kingswood College Vidyartha College Kandy 4.30pm (Kingswood)
Royal College Dharma raja College Royal Complex 5.00pm 39/22 (Royal)
S.Thomas’ College Trinity College Colombo 5.00pm 10/15 (Trinity)

5th Week

5Bye 6 vs. 4 7 vs. 3 8 vs. 2 9 vs. 1 18th to 24th May

School School Venue Time
S.Thoma’s College Kingswood College Colombo 4.30pm 0/29 (Kingswood)
Trinity College St.Anthony’s College Pllekele 5,00pm 25/24(Trinity)
Dharma raja College Isipathana College Kandy 4.30pm 0/26 (Isipathana)
Vidyartha College St.Peter’s College Kandy 4.30pm 3/77 (St.Peters)





6th Week

4 Bye 5 vs. 3 6 vs. 2 7 vs. 1 8 vs. 9 25th to 30th May

School School Venue Time
Royal College St Anthony’s College Royal Complex 5.00pm 25/12 (Royal)
S.Thomas’College Isipatana College Colombo 4.30pm 17/15 (St.Thomas)
Trinity College St.Peter’s College Pllekele 5.00pm 10/17 (St.Peters)
Dharmaraja College Vidyratha College Kandy 4.30pm (Dharmaraja)

7th Week

3 Bye 4 vs. 2 5 vs. 1 6 vs. 9 7vs. 8 31st May to 6th June

School School Venue Time
Kingswood College Isipathna College Kandy 4.30pm 6/3 (Kinswood)
Royal College St.Peter’s College Royal Complex 5.00pm 17/12 (Royal)
S.Thomas’ College Vidyartha College Colombo 4.30pm 64/00 (St.Thomas)
Trinity College Dharmaraja College Pallekaele 5.00pm 26/14 (Trinity)


8th Week

6 Bye 7 vs. 5 8 vs.4 9 vs. 3 1 vs. 2 7th to 13th June


School School Venue Time
Trinity College Royal College Kandy 5.00pm 24/12 (Trinity)
Dharmaraja College Kingswood College Kandy 5.00pm
Vidyartha College St.Anthony’s College Kandy 5.00pm
St.Peter’s College Isipathana College Colombo 5.00pm 8/7 (St.Peter)

9th Week

1 Bye 2 vs. 9 3 vs. 8 4 vs. 7 5 vs. 6 14th to 21st June

School School Venue Time
Isipathana College Vidyartha College Colombo 4.30pm 62/3 (Isipathana)
St.Anthony’s College Dharmaraja College Kandy 4.30pm
Kingswood College Trinity College Kandy 4.30pm 12/5 (Kingswood)
Royal College S.Thomas’ College Royal Complex 5.00pm 22/5 (Royal)






School P W L D

Kingswood 8 7 1
Trinity 8 6 2
St.Peters 8 6 2
St.Thomas 8 5 3
Royal 8 5 3
Isipathana 8 4 4
St.Anthony 8 2 6
Dharmaraja 8 1 7
Vidyartha 8 0 8

1979muth
06-25-2008, 10:30 AM
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1979muth
06-25-2008, 10:39 AM
Petes halts Joes winning streak

Ranjan Anandappa

St. Peter’s retained the Rev. Fr. Basil Wiratunga Shield for another year when they defeated St. Joseph’s by 24 points (2 goals, 2 tries) to 7 ( 1 goal) in a key school rugger match at Bambalapitiya yesterday.
The expected sparkle was missing specially in the first half due to lack of cohesive play by both sides which turned out to be a scrappy affair. The soggy ground conditions too, did not permit for open rugby as the forwards had to play a major part.
The Peterites opened scoring in the eighth minute off a scrum awarded in the Joes ‘25’ which resulted Ishan Noor scoring off a push over try.
Harsha Weerakkody gave the extra points. Noor struck once again in similar fashion to score an unconverted try, and the Peterites led 12-0 at the breather. On resumption the Joes gave a better display and in the tenth minute centre Priyan Perera touched down and Sachintha Maduranga put over the easy kick.
Joes played well in attack and defence, but their resources were insufficient to put the breaks on the Peterites who were playing under pressure with a slender lead. Two rapid tries in the dying stages helped Petes win.
Referee Dilroy Fernando.

1979muth
06-25-2008, 10:40 AM
Isipatana v Vidyartha

Isipatana College completed the Singer inter-school under 20 Division One Group A league tournament with an impressive 62 points to 3 points victory over Vidyartha College Kandy at Havelock Park.
This was a fine effort from Isipatana College who took the opportunity to score as many as eleven tries against a weak opposition. They had been at the receiving end on a couple of occasions and their morale was shattered following a series of defeats. But this time they grabbed the opportunity to redeem some of their lost prestige as they began to regroup in preparation for the knock out stages of the tournament.

1979muth
06-26-2008, 10:05 AM
Thurstan-Isipathana clash for Jabbar Trophy

Traditional rivals Thurstan and Isipathana will clash for the annual Abdul Jabbar shield today at the CR & FC grounds. This will be the 40th encounter in the series that has been dominated by Isipathana from the inception.
The fact that neither team is in the running for Championship honours will make this game even more interesting. Excepting for 1975 where the match was drawn and in 2005 where Thurstan emerged victorious it has been Isipatana all the way.
Thurstan and Isipathana met each other for the first time in 1963 at Havelock Park with Thurstan winning the match by 6 points to three. This was one of Thurstan’s finest seasons under the leadership of Depal de Zoysa of CR & FC & Kandy SC fame.
The honour of scoring the maiden try in the series rests with Vernon Caldera, a rugby player and cricketer of fame for Nondescript Cricket Club and the match winning drop goal was put over by Lionel Wickremasekera while Mantara scored Isipathana’s solitary try.
In 1965 Isipathana under Ana Saranapala brought an end to Thurstan’s glory with a 17-0 win over a Thurstan team led by Indra Piyatissa.
In 1967 during the tenures of Principals P. M. Jayathileke (Thurstan) and Col G. W. Rajapakse (Isipathana) two distinguished educationists, the match was elevated to a big match status for the Abdul Jabbar Trophy.
In this historic encounter Thurstan was led by Mangala Ratnayake who later turned out for Army and Isipathana by G. Wijeratne. From the initial years this was a closely contested game, the inaugural match and the 1968 encounter were won by Isipathana with slender margins with Thurstan Place kickers Tissa Nanayakkara and Diyanesh Rajaratnam missing vital penalties.
However the period thereafter Isipathana displayed their superiority while Thurstan under the leadership of Tissa Wickramanayake drew 3 all in 1975.
In 1993 Thurstan under Suranga Kulawickrema almost turned tables until Isipatana scrum half Bohoran scored a brilliant blind side try in the last minute to clinch the trophy. In 1998 Thurstan beat Isipathana in the President’s trophy knockout tournament but failed to wrest the Jabbar Shield.
In 2005 Thurstan achieved their long cherished dream to engrave their name in the Jabbar with a splendid win with skipper Amila Eranga playing a captain game.
Isipathana who began with a clean sweep in the sevens tournaments fared disastrously by losing to Trinity in their first encounter, though beating Royal, Isipathana could not find their rhythm and failed to be in contention for the league crown. Nevertheless Havelock Town lads are a competent outfit with their skipper Dinesh Chaturanga and Vishwamitra Jayasinghe being outstanding players.
Thurstan who were relegated to B Division enjoyed a moderate season winning four matches, drawing two and losing to group champs St. Joseph’s and Ananda.
It will be up to Thurstan skipper Husseifa Adahan to come up with a improved performance and rise to the occasion on the big day.
The commitment and dedication of Thurstan’s Rugby committee comprising past stalwarts Chula Dharmadasa, Milinda Ratnayake, Rear. Admiral Harsha Mayadune, Suranga Kulawickrema and Mohan Fernando certainly promises a bright future for these lads who are yet forced to practice on their makeshift Ground of sorts at Thurstan Road.

pgcanet
06-26-2008, 10:09 AM
coooooooool yo

nalakadas
06-26-2008, 07:53 PM
east or west Kingswood is the best:yes: :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes:

Tobas
06-26-2008, 11:06 PM
Kingswood should take part in the Presidential knockouts. They have a good chance of winning and adding another feather to their cap. However I heard that Kingswood along with Trinity , Royal and S Thomas' have pulled out of the tournament. This leaves only Petes and Pathana participating from the teams that retained their positions in the A division.

1979muth
06-27-2008, 10:13 AM
east or west Kingswood is the best:yes: :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes:

No chance to win presidand trophy for you, I think kingswood has got a correct thing, you have no confidance, if you have it,,,,,, plz come and show your colors in knok out.................. ( Not a best only lucky):lol: :no: :dull: :shocked: :) :(

1979muth
06-27-2008, 10:20 AM
Chairman’s Trophy quarter finals

June 30 Maliyadeva Vs Sri Sumangala at Nittawela at 4.30 pm. June 27 S. Thomas’(Matara) Vs Sri Rahula at Matara 4.30 pm. June 30 . Richmond Vs Siri Piyarathana at Royal Sports Complex at 3 pm. Royal Panadura Vs St.Sebastian’s at Royal Complex at 4.30 pm.
Premier Trophy semi finals

July 7 St.John’s Vs Carey at Royal Complex. at 3pm. St. Aloysius Vs Piliyandala MV at at 4.30pm. Venue as above.

President’s Trophy
quarter finals at Royal Sports Complex July 3 St. Jopseph’s Vs Mahanama at 3pm. St. Peter’s Vs Nalanda at 4.30pm.
July 4 St.Anthony’s Vs Ananda at 3pm. Isipathana Vs Zahira at 4.30 pm. Semi-finals at Royal Sports Complex July 8 winners of St. Joseph’s Mahanama Vs winners of St. Peter’s vs Nalanda at 4.30 p.m. Winners of St. Anthony’s vs Ananda vs winners of Isipatana vs Zahira at 3 p.m.
All finals will be played on July 12 at the Royal College Sports Complex.

nalakadas
06-27-2008, 11:55 PM
Lot of players in our rugby team are facing to the A/L exams in this August and also some players are got some injuries after the trinity match.:no: :no:
so they can not play the tournament. Because education & good health condition is more important as playing matches and winning matches.

1979muth
07-09-2008, 09:17 AM
Isipathana - Petes clash again in final

Ranjan ANANDAPPA
It will be a repetition of last year when Isipathana will meet St.Peter’s in the Milo President’s Trophy Knock out ‘A’ division schools rugby final at the Royal College Sports Complex this Saturday July 12.
In the first semi final played yesterday between Isipathana and St.Anthony’s Katugastota, Isipathana were made to fight hard to register a close 27 points (2 goals, 2 tries and 1 penalty) to 24 (1 goal, 1 try ,3 penalties and a drop goal) win .
The Antonians led at the breather 9-7 but Isipathana produced their usual brilliance after the turn over. Their three quarters played exceptionally well in attack and defence to drive the Antonians into submission.
The Katugastota school opened scoring early off a penalty put over by reliable place kicker Imad Riyal.
Isipatana sprang into lead when Viswamithra Jayasinghe evaded several defenders and flung the ball to Suranga Uthpala to fall over. Anurudha Srinath added the extra points.
Thereafter Imad Riyal put over a fine 40 m kick and fullback Tharanga Bandara dropped a kick over 30 m to give the Antnonians a 9-7 lead.
Isipathana went on to score two more tries through Viswajith Jayasinghe, Sooriyabandara and Sooriyarachchi who also put over a penalty.
The Antonians closed the gap off a Tharindu Chanaka try which was goaled by Amad Riyal and a try scored by Tharanga Bandara which went unconverted.
Comfortable win for Petes

In the second semi final St.Peter’s recorded a convincing 60 points (6 goals, tries 1 penalty) to nil win over Mahanama played at the same venue.
Mahanama did not have much of a chance against a superior Peterite outfit. Mahanama came up with a gutty display at the beginning but gradually lost control as the Preterites took full toll and scored almost at will.
The winners opened scoring in the 13th minute when Harsha Weerakkody made the break and passed to Canute who when challenged flung the ball back to Weerakkody to touch down. Weerakkody added the extra points.
The Peterites led 29-0 at half time.
The try scorers for the winners were Harsha Weerakkody (2)skipper Poornika Delpachitra (2), Shenal Dias (2), Dilshan Paul (1), Gerard Canute (1) and Rukshan Fernandesz (1)Harshan Weerakkody and Amila Fernando put over the penalties and the conversions.
Pradeep Fernando and Aruna Jayasekera refereed.