Royal College Colombo and S. Thomas’ College Mt. Lavinia stole the limelight at last week’s Singer inter-school rugby matches.
The Thomians, under the coaching of Samoan international Tavita Tulagease affectionately called ‘Laga’ by Sri Lankans, thrashed D.S. Senanayake College by 40 points to 6 after leading 33-6 at the breather. The match was worked off at Longden Place.
The Thomian tries were scored by Naveen Henakankanamge, Mayon Jayawardena, Bumindra Dissanayake (2), Ashwantha Herath and Tehan Perera while the conversions were taken by centre Ashwantha Herath.
D.S. Senanayaka College got their six points through the boot of full back Ashrof Muzmi who kicked right two penalties.
Royal edge out Wesley
Wesley College showed their fighting spirit again where they went down fighting against the formidable Royal College at CR & FC grounds in Longden Place. Royal College however pulled off victory in the end to record a 17-14 win and keep their unbeaten record intact.
For Royal College props Ayesh Maduranga and Harith Lokugamage scored one try apiece while fly half Ovin Askey fired across the penalty.
Prop forward Dayan Jabar and scrum half Avantha Lee scored a try each while full back Avishka Lee and centre Tariq Jurangpathy put over the conversions for Wesley College
Isipathana smack SACK
Isipathana College, the favourites to bag the League crown this year, had their hands full when recording a thumping 43-17 victory against St Anthony’s College Kandy at Nittawala grounds in Kandy. Isipathana College led 10-3 at ‘lemons’.
Sumudu Rankothge (2), Isuru Udayakumar, Hasitha Mapitigama, Gayan Wickramarathna, Nilamdeen and Dileeka Hettiarachchi scored the tries for the green shirts, while all the conversions were taken by Gayan Wickramarathna.
Mohamed Shabeer and Jehan Seelagama scored the tries for St. Anthony’s College. The conversions were put over by Samuel Maduwantha .
Science win thriller
The gallant Peterites, after a superb display in the first half, went down fighting to Science College Mt. Lavinia by 13 points to 10. At half time St. Peter’s College were leading 10-nil. This match was played at Royal Sports Complex in Reid Avenue.
For Science College, winger Tharidu Maduranga scored the solitary try while his brother centre Thanuja Maduranga put over two penalties and fired across the conversion.
For the losing St. Peter’s College, it was their star centre Theekshana Dassanayaka who scored the try. Fly half Stephan Sivaraj put over the conversion and the penalty.
Dharmaraja College Kandy emerged victorious in their inter-school rugby match against Kingswood at the Bogambara Stadium. Rajans recorded a 24 points to 17 win and led by 12 points to 10 at half time.
For Darmaraja College tries were scored by Oshada Kulupana, D. Galapitigedara, number 8 Romesh Anandaraja and Gihan Ishara. The conversions were taken by Ishara.
For Kingswood, fly half T.P.L.S. Ranaweera, hooker M.N. Tharaka and Shenesh Kaushika scored the tries while the conversions were put over by T.P.L.S. Ranaweera.
Trinity on the rampage
Trinity College scored a big win against the hapless Josephians at Trinity College grounds in Pallekale. The final scores read 40 points to Trinity College and 14 for St. Joseph’s. Trinity led 14-0 at half time.
The tries for Trinity were scored by Geshan Pethiyagoda, Melan Maliesh, Shalindra Alahakoon, Sanushka Abeywickrema, Anuka Boyagoda and Rishane Madena while Thushila Perera and Lashane Wijesuriya made the conversions.
For the losing side, Chathu Seneviratne and Supun Appuhamy scored the tries. Raveen Antonio and Chathu Seneviratne made the conversions.