Could have done better – Weeraratne
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By Yohan Bhasura reporting from Malaysia

Skipper Roshan Weeraratne believes that Sri Lanka could have put up a better performance in their Asian Rugby Championship Division I match against Philippines that was played on Sunday, which they won 24-13.

“We’re really happy but we could have done better. This was not our best performance but I think everybody played well. The weather was not in our favour, but we’re satisfied that we won this match,” said Weeraratne.

Weeraratne also expressed his disappointment for conceding two late tries to their opponents.

“I think Philippines scored those two tries because of our mistakes. We cannot blame any individual for that. The wet conditions did not help our cause and that was a major concern for us,” added Weeraratne.

The Sri Lanka captain also believed that Thilina Wijesinghe’s place kicking was key for Sri Lanka’s success against the Philippines.

“His performances helped us to stay ahead throughout the game. I think the try scored by Richard Dharmapala was also a vital factor for our success. But I think everybody played well in this match.”

Weeraratne also praised the efforts of senior player Fazil Marija.

“I think he’s still playing well like in the past. He’s still the same player he was 10 years back. I hope he will continue the same form in the remaining matches ,” the captain said.


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