Keen tussle expected at Schools Rugby Sevens
The Inter Schools under 20 Rugby Sevens Tournament organized by Sri
Lanka Schools Rugby Football Association(SLSRFA) will take place on
February 16 and 17 at Royal College Sports Complex, Colombo 7.
A total of 25 Schools will vie for the honours in the segment one.The
teams will have been drawn into eight groups.The teams which excel in
the initial rounds will be placed according to their performance and the
top ranks will be eligible to play for the cup championship. The rest
will fight it out for Plate, Bowl and Shield championships. St.Peter’s
College who won the under 18 title two weeks ago will have the services
of skipper Shan Weerakkody, Kevin Dickson, Dilanka Perera, Shamri Burah
but will face a strong challenge from Royal, Trinity and Isipatana.
Royal will have the services of skipper Rimzi Jamaldeen, Azman Khan,
Bhanuka Gamage, Nimshan Jayawardena , Yasun Weerasuriya while Isipatana
will field players of the calibre of Uditha Tharanath(captain), Hirantha
Perera, Madhawa Pabasara and Shenal Deelaka. Meanwhile, Trinity College
Kandy will be another strong contender to clinch the trophy with the
services of skipper Imesh Rangala, N.B.Alahakoon, S.K.Sangasinghe, N. B.
Ridimaliyadda and several other top players.
The teams have been divided into eight groups and the defending
sevens champion Dharmaraja College Kandy will compete in group ‘A’ while
last year’s runners-up Kingswood College Kandy will be playing in group
‘H’. The groups participating for the Championship are as follows.
Group ‘A’ - Dharmaraja, Wesley, Ananda.
Group ‘B’ - Royal Colombo, Mahanama, Royal Panadura
Group ‘C’ - St.Peter’s, Lumbini, Maliyadeva
Group ‘D’ - Trinity, Kannangara, Dharmapala
Group ‘E’ - D. S. Senanayake, St.Sylvesters, Piliyandala Central
Group ‘F’ - Isipatana, S.Thomas’, Carey
Group ‘G’ - Science, Nalanda, St.John’s
Group ‘H’ - Kingswood, Prince of Wales,St.Benedict’s and Lalith