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SCHOOLS RUGBY: Peterites retain Under-16 title

Posted on 17 November 2013 by admin

November 9, 2013, 7:13 pm

St. Peter’s College Under-16 rugby team did well to maintain their supremacy in the Western Province rugby tournament when they retained the Cup Championship of the Western Province Inter-Schools Under-16, Fifteen-a-side Invitation Tournament for the record third consecutive year and take the Asian Finance Trophy at CR&FC grounds, Colombo on Wednesday.

The promising Diyath Fernando, the skipper of Bambalapitiya team was at his best and scored a hat-trick of tries while Angelo Mendis and Stephan Sivaraj too contributed with tries to their 33-7 victory against the second-time cup runners-up Mahanama College, Colombo.

Coached by D. P. Udayasiri, St. Peter’s beat Science College in the cup final in 2011 and defeated Mahanama College after a close 3-0 battle to keep the custody of the cup in 2012.

Lakmali Wickremesooriya, CEO, Asian Finance Ltd, Rizly Illyas, President, WPRFU and Nazeem Mohamed, Deputy President, WPRFU graced the occasion

Final round results:

Cup Final – St. Peter’s College bt Mahanama College 33 (5T,4C) – 7 (1T,1C)

Plate Final – St. John’s College, Nugegoda bt C.W.W. Kannangara MV 19 (3T,2C) – 5 (1T)

Bowl Final – Piliyandala MMV bt Lalith Athulathmudali College, Mt. Lavinia 14 (2T,2C0 – 7 (1T,1C)

Shield Final – Thurstan College bt S. De S. Jayasinghe MMV, Dehiwala 19 (3T,2C) – 12 (2T,1C).

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