Isipathana emerged the Milo All Island Under 18 Division One Ten a Side rugby champions when they defeated Trinity by 14 points to 10 in a closely contest cup final played at the Royal Sports Complex ground in Reid Avenue yesterday.
Wesley College clinched the Milo President’s Trophy when they beat Trinity College Kandy 34-21 in the final played at Royal College Sports Complex today.
The high riding Wesley College rugby team will be seeking to clinch their maiden inter-schools knockout title when they meet the Trinity Lions in the final of the Milo Under 20 inter-schools President’s Trophy knockout rugby tournament today at 4.30 p.m.
Trinity’s burst in the latter part of the second half saw them power their way to the final of the Milo President’s Trophy knockout rugby tournament with a close 40 points to 37 win over St Peter’s in the second semi final encounter played at the Royal Sports Complex ground in Reid Avenue today.
St Peter’s College will confront Trinity College in the second semi-final of the Milo President’s Trophy knockout rugby tournament scheduled to be kicked off from 4.30 p.m. at the Royal Sports Complex ground in Reid Avenue today.
Wesley College, guided by their star scrum-half Rahul de Silva who led from the front, eased to a comfortable 22 points to 13 win over the newly crowned league champions Dharmaraja College in the semi-final encounter of the Milo President’s Trophy inter-school knockout rugby tournament played at the Royal Sports Complex in Reid Avenue yesterday to book a place in Sunday’s final.
The first semi-final of the Milo President’s Trophy knockout rugby tournament between league champions Dharmaraja and Wesley is scheduled to be worked off from 4.15 p.m. at the Royal Sports Complex ground today.
St Peter’s College prevailed against Royal College in the last quarter-final encounter of the Milo President’s Trophy knockout rugby tournament, which was played at the Royal Sports Complex grounds in Reid Avenue – a game that could be the longest ever match to be played in schools rugby history, lasting nearly three hours.
Trinity College were awarded a walkover against D S Senanayake, after the latter opted to not field a team for the President’s Trophy knockout game between the two schools today.
D S Senanayake College will reportedly forfeit their President’s Trophy knockout match against Trinity College, scheduled to be played at the Royal College Sports Complex today, informed sources said.
Dharmaraja College won their first schools league title of their 43-year history despite drawing against Royal College 17-all, in their Singer Schools Rugby League fixture today.
In a fresh incident of violence at a school rugby match, the Singer Schools Rugby League Division 1A match between St. Anthony’s College and Kingswood College was halted early in the second half after a bench-clearing fight broke out at the Bogambara Stadium.
D.S. Senanayake College pulled off the biggest upset of the Under 20 inter-schools rugby season stunning unbeaten S. Thomas’ College Mt Lavinia 23 points to 20 in their final league encounter of the Division 1B category played at Longden Place yesterday.
St Peter’s College edged Wesley College by a point in their Singer Under 19 Schools rugby League match, also overtaking them into third place in the final table of the standings, with a 30 points to 29 win today.
Royal College were left to rue an eventually insurmountable first-leg deficit, as they lost the 69th Bradby Shield on aggregate, despite winning the second leg 13-9 at the Royal College Sports Complex yesterday.
St. Thomas’ Mount Lavinia overcame St. Josephs by 39 points to 17 in a thrilling encounter to regain the Lady Jayathilake trophy in their annual encounter at Havelocks ground today.
The Under 20 inter-school rugby league tournament which has come to a standstill since the completion of the eighth round of matches played two weeks ago, due to various unwarranted issues taking place, seems to be in a tricky position
The Sri Lanka Society for Rugby Football Referees has released, to the media, the letter that was written to the Sri Lanka Schools Rugby Football Association following the assault on match officials at recent school matches.
The on-going controversy in the Under 20 inter-schools rugby season has now turned into a tug-o-war between the schools authorities and the Sri Lanka Society of Rugby Football Referees (SLSRFR) which has put the Sri Lanka Schools Rugby Football Association (SLSRFA) in a spot of bother, following the referees’ unwillingness to back-down from their demand.
In a crucial meeting of the Sri Lanka Society of Rugby Football Referees (SLSFR) yesterday it had been unanimously decided to not to officiate in any matches involving Isipathana, Dharmaraja and St. Joseph’s.
Sri Lanka Schools Rugby Football Association (SLSRFA), following an inquiry, has deemed that the Singer Under 20 Rugby League Division 1A match between Isipathana College and Royal College which was called off when the Royal players walked-off the field, as a 20-all draw, it announced today
Dharmaraja College took a step closer to winning the Singer Under 20 rugby league Division A title when they beat St Joseph’s College 22 points to 20, in a thrilling encounter at the CR & FC grounds today.
Sri Lanka Society of Rugby Football Referees (SLSRFR) is understood to have to taken a decision to not officiate in schools rugby matches, leaving tomorrow’s St Anthony’s College vs Science College match in doubt.
With a stunning second-half performance, Trinity College, Kandy took a 12-point advantage from the first leg of the 69thBradby Shield encounter, winning 37 (5 tries, 3 penalties 1 drop goal) points to 25 (2 goals, 1 try 2 penalties) at Pallekele today.
News is confirmed. Inspirational skipper Halique Wadood will not be leading the Trinity ‘Lions’ on to the field come Saturday.
The bans on two referees namely, Pradeep Fernando and Gamini Indrasena, were confirmed with the Sri Lanka Society of Rugby Football Referees (SLSRFR) formalising the decision unanimously.
Isipathana College recorded their third win of the ongoing Singer Division 1A inter-school league rugby tournament with a close 21 points to 19 win over St. Peter’s College in an eighth round match played at the Sugathadasa Stadium yesterday.
Veteran rugby referee Dilroy Fernando announced last week that he would be retiring from refereeing at the end of the current school season.
Having watched the entire saga unfold and having observed the many comments that have since spread, I find it appalling that we Royalists, or self professed “gentleman”, have stooped down to the level of bringing in “class” and the ” tri-shaw” driver argument into this issue revolving around a match played by school boys.
Royal College has released video footage from the controversial game against Isipathana College played last week at the Royal College Sports Complex, to support their claims of alleged foul play by the Pathanians.