Defending champions Kandy Sports Cub has improved leaps and bounds they were brilliant by winning their inter-club second round league match against Air Force Sports Club in a campaign for the league title. They improved with five wins and zero defeats in the second rounds. The Kandy Sports scored 73 points in this outing and ran wild with eleven tries with the side stepping forward for a great victory in the bright evening.
So, now it comes to the deciding game, with second placed Havelocks SC. In the history of the league, Kandy Sports Club has won 17 times to Havelock Sports Clubs 14. So,in this deciding game who is going to win? The better team of the day should come out as winners. The Kandy’s cheering will be led by Farook and the Havelocks by Ruben. Kandy Sports Club will take on Havelocks SC at 6.30 pm on February 5. Both sides appear to be strong, and are unbeaten in the second rounds. So, both sides will battle for possession in today’s game and will be needing plenty of good ball to play their brand of open rugby. I would say both teams cover defence is the best seen this time.
Kandy Sports Club: Ganuka Dissanayake, Damith Dissanayake, Yakoob Ali, Piyumal Manchanayake, Kishore Jehan, Dimthri Wijetunge, Shuhuru Anthony, Thanrindu Chathuranga, Shehan Pathirane, Sashika Jayawardene, Heshan Kalhara, Buwaneka Udangamuwa, Roshan Weerarthne (Capt), Fazil Marija, Arshad Jamaladeen, Nigel Ratwate, Vishvamthira Jayasinghe, Gayan Weerarthne, Danushka Ranjan, Richard Darmapala, Thilina Wijasinghe and Gayan Ratnayake
Havelocks Sports Club : Dushmantha Priyadarshana (Captain), Vimukthi Rahula, Ramesh Fernando, Chamara Dabare, Kevin Dixon, Hirantha Perera, Dulaj Perera, Shehan Dias, Devinda Pathiranage, Senal Deelaka, Lasindu Karunathilaka, Ashwanth Herath, Ganidu Lakshan, Sharo Fernando, Mithun Hapugoda, Chamika Kusal, Prasath Madhushanka, Ijaaz Ahamed, Liston Flalny, Salinda Chamara, Viraj Fernando, Ashan Darling, Jason Melder, Hafiz Adahan, Udara Anjana, Niroshan Fernando, Rohitha Rajapakse, Nishon Perera, Samantha Lakshan.
Referee –Charlie Brown (Singapore)