Trinity College with no less than nine senior players will go all out to do well during the 2016 inter-school rugby season. They should not do the same mistake they did in the opening game against Wesley College where they kept some of the top players on the bench. They are expected to play their second game against St. Joseph’s on April 2 at Pallekele. The other fixtures are against D.S. Senanayake College at Longden Place (April 9), S. Thomas’ College at Pallekele (April 23), Royal College at Royal Sports Complex (April 30) and the return leg of the Bradby Shiled at Pallekele on May 14.
Trinity College which started rugby way back in 1906, at one time was the cradle of rugby. In the past, they produced many champion teams and also a countless number of national players.
However, rugby at Trinity now has earned the wrath of critics. If they are hoping to give off their best they need guidance. These players have the skills, but there seems to be a negative current in the school’s rugby camp which not allowing the players to perform at their best.
Foreigner Erick Miller is the head coach and his assistant coaches are Sean Wijesinghe and Saliya Kumara. The master-in-charge for rugby is Sahana Vajirasena. The Manger of the team is the former skipper Manoj Jayatissa. Shane de Silva is the POG. Shane told Nation the side is packed with a promising set of young ruggerites and that they are well supported by the school. He expects Trinity to do well in the rest of the first round matches.
The Trintiains are led by lanky Rahul Karunatilake who is a tireless player. Fly half Thushila Perera is his deputy.
The Old Trinitians ‘Rugby scrummage’, which supports Trinity rugby, is headed by Rohan Abeyakoon.
The Trinity College squad- Rahul Karunaitlake (capt), Thushila Perera (V. Capt.), Nethan Yee, Sanushka Abeyawickrema, Salindra Alahakoon, Anjana Bandara, Rukshan Dhammapala, Ayesha Bandara,, Ayesha Edirisnghe, Geshan Petiyagoda, Sanjan Senansinghe, Melvan Malish, Shadhi Dias, Akthab Ramzeen, Kanchana Wimalasiri, Keshaa Palayanoda, Anuk Boyagoda, Rishen Madena, Diluksha Dange, Rasheen Bandaranayke, Ayeesha Piyankara, Shaveen Ekanayake, Lashan Wijesuriya, Pasan Samarawickrema, Patrick Jayasundra, Pubudu Fernando, Hasiiru Welwatta, Kanesha Alwis, Y. Shai Shiek, Naveen Devadasan, Mohamed Ikram, Charith Nanayakara, Pravinda Wijethilake, Warreen Weerakoon, Amith Kulathunga and Mahadhi Abdullah.