Vidyartha College rugby team, last season, managed to outshine many experienced rugby- playing  schools. This time around, they have appointed flank forward Shanitha Niroshan  Kaluarachchi as the captain, and they are blessed with seven of the last season’s players.  Last season, they played in the Division I Segment –‘2A’ and completed the first round quite successfully, winning four games out of five. They were tipped to be promoted to the Division I, but were short of just 0.5 points.  One of their products, Anil Jayasinghe has taken over the duties of Head Coach of Vidyartha College team, and training commenced on October 3.  Anil Jayaisnghe is assisted by another old boy Dhanushka  Pushpa Kumara who represented  the Kandy SC and Sri Lanka,  a few years ago. They are expected to play their first game against Ananda College with whom they play every year for the traditional match – The William Goppallawa   Shield.