Bradby Shield Second Leg on June 13
The Second Leg of the 65th Bradby Shield encounter between Royal
College, Colombo and Trinity College, Kandy will be played at the Royal
Sports Complex, Reid Avenue on June 13 (Saturday).
The Trinitians who lost the First Leg by 12-22 at Bogambara are
expected to come up with a much better display and will go all out to
wipe out the 10 point deficit and retain the shield for the second
successive year having scored a resounding 58-17 win over Mahanama on
Friday with a dazzling display of open rugby with their three quarters
Vishwajith Wijesinghe, Kennon Armstrong, Lasantha Samarasekera and Adeeb
Hameed giving a superb display.
Royal too scored a convincing 30-3 win over Dharmaraja at Bogambara
on Friday after going through several anxious moments in the first half
in which they had a narrow 5-3 lead at the breather.
Once again the Reid Avenue school will rely on their forwards Hamza
Hassan, Hasthika Bandaranayake, Kalana Amarasinghe, Nikira Senanayake,
Shehan Pathirana and Udara de Silva to deliver the goods.
But the biggest problem for the Royalists in the Bradby 'return' will
be the lack of a reliable place kicker with both their kickers Mushin
Faleel and Shailendra Chandrasekera giving a poor display in all the
matches they have played their season.