St. Peter’s College have thrown open the current high profile inter-school League rugby championship by beating Trinity College, the team that was touted as tournament favourites.
No team is now unbeatable or assured of the title.
By beating Trinity, the Peterites have taken credit for not only winning against the favourites but also for having beaten Isipathana who are the defending champions, a feature no school has been able to achieve in recent history.
The two wins posted by the Peterites have also showed that no team is invincible and able to live on the whims and fancies of the pundits who are quick to write off the less fancied teams and back sides on paper.
For the Peterites the 15-13 win over Trinity came at a time they were badly in need of a morale booster after losing to St. Joseph’s College and Dharmaraja College, two teams they should not have lost to going by player for player strengths.
They won the contest after coach Colin Denish left out four hardcore exponents and replaced them with younger and raw players with virtually no experience on the big stage.
The Trinitians will have to do plenty of soul-searching and homework to get back into the reckoning if they are to lay their hands on the League title which has eluded them for more than 20 years.