Cambrians take Schools 'C' Division Rugby Title
S M C Samarakoon (Coach)
Prince of Wales' College, Moratuwa won the All Island Under 20 'C'
Division Singer League Tournament-2012 by beating more fancied and
formidable Ananda College, Colombo by 22 points to 15 worked off at Air
Force Grounds, Ratmalana and by virtue of this victory Cambrians will be
playing in the 'B' Division next year.
Moratuwites who are famous for cricket since it was introduce to the
city for more than a century of years are taking a keen interest in
Rugger and thanks to former Cambrian and Past Principal of Prince of
Wales M E C Fernando who introduced Rugger. He was at the helm at his
The significant event of this year's performance is they were
unbeaten throughout the season winning all the nine matches they
participated and only in the final game Anandians came out with some
Prince of Wales College All Island C Division rugby
champions 2012 Seated (from left) Sudesh Edirisinghe,
Susantha Mendis (Prefect of Games), Dananjaya Ranasinghe,
Sampath Weragoda (Principal), Randika Warnapura (Captain),
Mrs Malathi Fernando (Deputy Principal), Pivithuru
Wijerathne (Vice Captain). S M C Samarakoon (Coach), Tarindu
Lakshan, Standing second row (from left) Neshaka Mendis,
Dulaj Konara, Kasun Rajakaruna, Chamath Sudara, Tarindu
Kasun, Praveen Samarasuriya, Kasun Darshana, Vihanga
Pivithuru, Prabuddha Samarasuriya, Ishan Satchintha, Bagya
Madushanka, Sujan Sandun. Standing third Row (from left)
Mohomed Naveed, Wenura Mayuk, Ushal Premalka, Madushan
Asanka, Ashan Buddhika, Lakshan Salanka, Nadeesh Suranga,
Shehan Chanuka, Rajindu Yamal, Samindu Tharanga, Dinesh
Neomal. Pictures by D Mendis Moratuwa Sports correspondent
The able skipper fourth year coloursman Randika Warnapura is a
leading player in the schools today playing in the centre position and
scored the most number of tries this season. His deputy Pivithuru
Wijerathne a third year coloursman playing in number eight was an asset
to the skipper and he rarely misses a conversion.
A special mention could be made about Dulaj Rathnayake who too had
many conversions. A second year player Kasun Rajakaruna is the winger
and the fastest player in the team. A third year coloursman and scrum
half Chanuka Dananjaya is very active in the field from the word go.
The man behind this success is S M C Samarakoon the coach who coached
the Cambrians before seven years ago and took up the challenge again in
2012. He was a former member of the Police Rugby team and presently the
Manager of the Police team.
The Master in Charge and Prefect of Games is Susantha Mendis and the
new Principal Sampath Weragoda and both of them extended their fullest
co-operation, assistance and guidance and encouragement to the Cambrian
team. Special mention should be made of the Cambrian Past Ruggerites
Association which was the tower of strength behind this success. When
contacted by the Daily News Sports the Secretary of the Association
Rushan Mohomed said, "that their aim from the beginning is to become 'C'
division champs and they are looking forward to maintain a better
standard in the 'B' division next year.