Kingswood College cruised to a comfortable 21 points to 05 win over Isipathana College in the final of the Milo Under 18 inter-schools rugby tournament played at Longdon Place yesterday to emerge the Cup champions.
Triple schools-rugby title-winning Isipathana College may finally have a ground of their own, if an initiative led by Minister of Telecom and Digital Infrastructure Development Harin Fernando proves successful.
Two leading rugby playing schools – one the cradle for schools rugby, and the other with a rich history of producing numerous national-jersey-donning players – have recently highlighted the arbitrary decision making, and lack of professionalism and respect for protocol in the administration of the sport at school level.
Isipathana College beat Royal College by 47 points to 12 to win the Milo President’s Trophy at the Race Course International Rugby Stadium.
The final of the Milo President’s Trophy between Isipathana College and Royal College was thrown into more uncertainty on Friday, when the Sri Lanka Schools Rugby Football Association (SLSRFA) said it was rescheduled only to later say that a date was not yet decided.
The Milo U20 Schools President’s Trophy rugby knockout final between Royal College and Isipathana College which was scheduled to be played on Saturday has been postponed to next week.
The venue for the final of the Milo President’s Trophy between Isipathana College and Royal College is to be decided on Thursday with a possibility that it could be moved to Kandy, the Daily Mirror learns.
Schools league champions Isipathana College have requested the Sri Lanka Schools Rugby Football Association (SLSRFA) to move Saturday’s Milo Knockout Trophy final against Royal College to a neutral venue, sources attached to Isipathana’s rugby committee told Daily Mirror.
The Schools U20 rugby season is now at its tail-end with just three matches left in the Milo President’s Trophy.
The final decision on the recent rugby brawls witnessed in the schools rugby season would be taken on Monday, at a meeting to be held at the Royal College premises. After an disciplinary inquiry that took place on the 22nd, the meeting is to decide the fate of the players and schools who have been accused of breaking the rules at recent games.
The Milo President’s Trophy schools rugby knockout tournament which is scheduled to be kicked off from June 25 saw another withdrawal when D.S. Senanayake College pulled out at the eleventh hour reducing the number of teams to seven.
Royal College managed to brush off a late scare by Wesley College to record a 17-14 win in their Division 1 Singer Inter Schools Rugby League 2016 tie played at the CR & FC grounds on Saturday. The game proved to be a tense encounter till the last minute, with many nail-biting moments in between.
Isipathana began their Singer U20 inter-school rugby season with a massive win over Dharmaraja whom they crushed by 61 points to 15 in the match played at Longdon Place.
The Singer Schools Rugby League 2016 will commence on the March 18 when Trinity College, Kandy host Wesley College, Colombo at Kandy. It will be followed by the St. Thomas’ College and St. Joseph’s College encounter at CR & FC Grounds and the tie between defending champions Royal College and D. S. Senanayake College at the Royal College Complex.
S. Thomas’ College Mount Lavania hit the day lights out of hot favourites Isipathana College and clinched the All Island Singer Schools 7s title with a 19-14 win in the final played at the Royal Sports Complex ground in Reid Avenue yesterday.
Giant Killers Science College Mt Lavinia dethroned defending champions Isipathana with a historic title clinching performance by recording a thrilling 21 points to 18 win in the final of the Milo President’s Trophy schools rugby tournament played at the Royal Sports Complex ground in Reid Avenue yesterday.
Defending Singer League Under 20 champions Isipathana College continued their unbeaten run in the school Division 1A league tournament when they beat a determined Trinity College outfit 37 points (2 goals, 4 tries, 1 penalty) to 22 (2 goals, 1 try, 1 penalty) in their key school encounter which was played at the Trinity College Rugby Stadium at Pallekelle yesterday.
St. Anthony’s College Katugastota outclassed the visiting Prince of Wales College by 38 points (5 goals, 1 penalty) to 19 points (2 goals, 1 try) in the Plate segment of the Under 20 rugby tournament.
It was so close but yet so far for Trinity College. This was the tale of the first leg of the 71st Bradby Shield encounter when Royal College edged out Trinity 23 points (1 goal, 2 tries, 2 penalties) to 22 (2 goal, 1 try, 1 penalty) at the Trinity College Rugby Stadium at Pallekelle.
It was a narrow escape for Isipathana who huffed and puffed to record a close two points 20-18 win over St Peter’s in their Singer U20 inter-schools rugby encounter played at St Peter’s ground in Bambalapitiya yesterday.