St. Peter’s College prevailed against St. Anthony’s College Katugastota with a wafer-thin two points (27–25) in another U20 schools rugby encounter played at Bambalapitiya on Friday.
An unnecessary incident instigated by a Wesley College player, who kicked a Trinity College player on the verge of touching down for a try in the dying stages of the match, marred an otherwise decent game at Longdon Place on Friday.
Ireland coach Joe Schmidt hopes to end France’s title challenge and keep his own side’s dreams of Six Nations glory alive when the sides meet at Dublin’s Lansdowne Road on Saturday.
Havelocks SC ran riot to beat a sloppy Navy SC outfit 39-13 in their Dialog Clifford Cup Knock-Out Rugby Tournament second semi-final match played at the Race Course Grounds in Reid Avenue on Thursday.
Defending League and Clifford Cup champions Kandy Sports Club defeated CR and FC by 56 points (nine tries, four conversions and one penalty) to 16 points (one try, one conversion and three penalties) in their Clifford Cup Knock-Out Rugby Tournament first semi-final encounter played at the Nittawela Rugby Stadium in Kandy on Wednesday.
A new Super Rugby season kicks off this week with bosses pledging to tackle its unwieldy conference structure, exhausting travel schedules and lopsided contests.
Ireland stars Johnny Sexton, Rob Kearney and Conor Murray are expected to prove their fitness for Saturday’s Six Nations showdown with France by taking part in a full training session on Tuesday.
Defending Clifford Cup champions Kandy Sports Club sent out a strong warning to the other teams in the competition when they outclassed CH & FC by 121 points (19 tries, 13 conversion) to 3 (1 penalty) at the Nittawela Rugby Stadium yesterday.
CR & FC managed to book their place in the semi-finals of the Dialog Clifford Cup 2017 when they beat Air Force SC 36 points to 33 at the Racecourse Grounds on Friday.
Scotland suffered a major blow on Wednesday as the Scottish Rugby Union announced captain Greig Laidlaw will miss the rest of the Six Nations with an ankle injury.
All Blacks back Israel Dagg said Monday he had signed to stay in New Zealand until the end of 2019, turning down lucrative offers from overseas clubs.
France pulled clear in the final 10 minutes to defeat battling Scotland 22-16 in the Six Nations on Sunday.
When Stuart Hogg’s name appeared on the Scotland teamsheet for Sunday’s Six Nations clash against France, the Glasgow full-back was set to win his 50th cap.
England coach Eddie Jones accepted his side had used up all their “get-out-of-jail cards” following a gripping 21-16 win away to Wales in the Six Nations.
Italy captain Sergio Parisse has warned against “surprise plays” and Ireland’s intention to “do damage” when they clash in a potential Six Nations bruiser in Rome on Saturday.
Flanker Loann Goujon replaces Damien Chouly in coach Guy Noves’s solitary change to his France team announced on Friday to face Scotland in the Six Nations on Sunday.
Wales will give George North and Dan Biggar as long as they can to prove their fitness for Saturday’s Six Nations clash against England in Cardiff.
Wales star Sam Warburton has compared arch-rivals England to world champions New Zealand ahead of their Six Nations clash in Cardiff on Saturday.
South African rugby legend and World Cup winner Joost van der Westhuizen, who died Monday aged 45, will be remembered as one of the greatest scrum-halves of all time.
South Africa’s Blitzboks won their third World Rugby Sevens Series of the season with a dominant 29-14 victory over England in the final in Sydney on Sunday.