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St. Peter’s roll over Dharmaraja 36 – 6 in schools’ rugby game

Posted on 02 May 2016 by admin

St. Peter’s College hosted Dharmaraja College in their final match of the first round and managed to take down the boys from hill country 36-6 amidst tough weather conditions.

Courtesy: The Papare.

The Peterites have had an inconsistent season thus far having won 2 of their matches while losing the other two. The Rajans on the other hand came into this game already out of championship hunt after disappointing performances in their previous encounters.

St. Peter's College Vs Dharmaraja CollegeRUGBY SPC DharmarajaFrom the kick off itself the visitors were clumsy as the home side drew first blood inside the first five minutes. It was the deputy skipper Rahal Delpachithra who pushed his way over the line after a brilliant run by their speedster Diyath Fernando. Stephan Sivaraj added the extras. (07-00)

A Few minutes later the Rajans cut back the deficit through a well taken penalty by Gimhan Deshapriya. He sent the ball sailing through the posts from 50-meters out. (07 – 03)Deshapriya got another opportunity to add three more points to the score but on this occasion he couldn’t find the power behind the kick from 40 yards out.

16 minutes into the game Peter’s extended their lead to 10 points through an easy penalty taken by Stephen Sivaraj. (10-03) Five minutes later the Peterites were penalized for straying offside inside their own 22 which gave Deshapriya another chance to add points to their tally. This time he made it look easy and bisected the uprights. (10–06)

St. Peter’s looked much more confident as the game went on and halfway through the first half, Diyath Fernando showed some individual brilliance when he scored under the post after a run from the half way mark. (15–06)

The visitors were down to 14 men towards the latter part of the first half when T Ratnayake was sent to the sin-bin due an illegal tackle. The Peterites pounced on the advantage and scored two tries on the trot. First one came from Sajith Seram. Following a scrum that was smartly taken by Avishka Heenpella, and passed to Seram, saw him pushing to the try line and going over. The next try came from the skipper Sandesh Jayawickrama and that too thanks to some smart thinking from the half back Heenpella. Sivaraj added the extras with ease in both occasions.



Half Time : St Peter’s College 29 – Dharmaraja College 06

The second half did not last long as the weather became dangerous with lightning strikes around the area. However before the referee decided to call off play, Theekshana Heshan scored their fifth try which was converted by Stephan Sivaraj to givethem a convincing victory over Dharmaraja College..



Full Time : St Peter’s College 36 – Dharmaraja College 06‘s Man of the Match : Diyath Fernando

Point scorer’s for St Peter’s: Stephan Sivaraj 1P, 4C, / Rahal Delpachithra 1T, Theekshana Heshan 1T, Sandesh Jayawickrama 1T, Sajith Seram 1T, Diyath Fernando 1T

Point scorer’s for Dharmaraja : Gimhan Deshapriya 2P


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