Thomians out to maintain their impressive record
S. Thomasí College will be hoping to maintain their impressive record
this season when they confront Trinity College Kandy in their annual
inter school rugby encounter for the Canon R. S. de Saram Shield at
Mount Lavinia today.
The Thomians have already made an impact in the ĎAí division league
tournament where they had the better of Isipatana College having earlier
gone down fighting against their traditional rivals Royal College in
their opening encounter.
In contrast Trinity College the last yearís league runners up had a
shock start to their campaign while losing to the newcomers St. Josephís
College 24-27 at the Pallekelle Stadium.
However they were able to recover from this setback and went on to
beat their home town rivals St. Anthonyís College 49-10 in the next
This time of course the Trinitians will be playing away from home and
face a daunting task in retaining the Shield having won last yearís
fixture 15-10 following another thrilling match at the Bogambara
Even then S. Thomasí College will take the field while brimming with
confidence and look set to continue with their excellent work this
They showed a lot of character in the previous game where they came
from behind to snatch a memorable victory.
Trinity: M. Dushanthan, S. Wijesinghe, Damith Dissanayake,
Gotabhaya Mahesh, Deshan Aluvihare, Mohamed Isham, P. Gunawardena,
Shannon Armstrong, Adeep Hamid and Rean Weerakoon, Viswajith Wijesinghe
(captain), Lasantha Samarasekera, Kenneth Armstrong, Akila Dissanayake,
S. Thomasí: Amrith Anrado, Anjula de Silva, Roshenka
Kodithuwakku, Janit Jayasuriya, Sandeep Jayawardene, Asela Kohana,
Jeewaka Hewawitharana, Rajindra Gunasekere, Mohamed Rila and Shavin
Kapuwatte (captain), Arjun Manoharan, William Rudra, Anurudhdha Wilwara,
Praveen Perera, Jeromy Fernando.
Meanwhile Royal College will be hoping to maintain their unbeaten
record this season when they take on St. Peterís College in another key
inter school under 20 ĎAí division league rugby tournament match at
Royal have already notched up two good victories over St. Anthonyís
College and S. Thomasí College Mount Lavinia and will be looking to
maintain the same momentum despite performing away from home.
In contrast St. Peterís College will be coming out after a shock
defeat at the hands of Isipatana College last week and will be
determined to get their act together well in search of a morale boosting
However last year too St. Peterís College suffered a demoralizing
12-17 defeat at the Royal College Sports Complex despite going in as the
St. Peterís: Johan Anderson, Salinda Mendis, Steve Nelson, Soyuru
Anthony, Chathuranga Cabraal, Asitha Ratnayake, Chamith Madurawala,
Shenal Dias, Rizwan Meedin and Keith Gurusinghe, Dhanushka Ranjan,
Sandun Herath, Dilshan Paul (captain), Lakith Perera, Bhanuka
Nanayakkara, Isuru Alwis, Devinda Fonseka, Kevin Wimaladasa, Srinath
Royal: Nikira Senanayake, Ashen Dassanayake, Udara de Silva, Shilanka
Sudaraka, Ranga Perera, Shehan Pathirana, Hamza Hassen, Hasthika
Bandaranaike, Aqeel Sathuk and Naren Dhason (captain), Duminda Attygalle,
Shamil Ahmed, Chamara Dabare, Ranithra Chandraratne, Shabeer Mohamed.