PETERITES win U-18 Rugby Sevens Championship for second consecutive year

Posted on 09 February 2014 by admin

February 9, 2014 – Courtesy: Roshen Steelman – The Island.

St. Peter’s College won the Singer Schools Under-18 Rugby Championship beating Royal College, Colombo 14 points to five in the grand final worked off at Royal Sports Complex in Colombo on Sunday (9th). St. Peter’s College, Bambalapitiya displayed a powerful show against Royal College, Colombo in the grand final as they clinched the Singer Schools Under-18 Rugby Championship at Royal Sports Complex yesterday. The final score was 14-5.

St. Peter’s were discipline and displayed a powerful show to score their points through two goals in the 20 minute game while Royal came up with an unconverted try during latter stages of the game. The Peterites dominated proceedings with their big made players and drew the first blood when Avishka Heenpalle ran through the Royal defense to touch town near the left side flag. St. Peter’s skipper Sandesh Jayawickrama added the extra points with a wonderful kick as the score read 7 points to nil early in the first-half. During the latter part of the second-half, Heenpalle got into act again running between the gaps to touch under post. Jayawickrama cleared the easy kick and the score was in favour of the visitors 14 nil at the half way mark. In the second-half, Royal tried their best. St. Peter’s defense, however, was solid. Their tight defense was finally broken as Kashyapa Wijesinghe came up with a try as he touched down near the right of the flag.

Isipatana College won the Plate Championship beating Trinity College, Kandy 19 points to 12. Patana collected their points through two goals and an unconverted try while Trinity scored a goal and an unconverted try.

The Bowl Championship was won by Prince of Wales College, Moratuwa who defeated Vidyartha College, Kandy 20 points to nil. Prince of Wales scored four unconverted tries to collect their ultimate score.

The Shield was won by Lalith Athulathmudali College, Mount Lavinia who overcame St. John’s College, Nugegoda 24 points to ten.

The Tournament was conducted by Sri Lanka Schools Rugby Football Association.

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