The Sunday Leader

Kandy Poised To Hit The Top Today

IT speaks much for Kandy SC’s resolve that they’re in a position to wrest the League leadership today, when they take on Navy at Nitawella. Conceding two of the seven first-round games, no.3 Kandy SC ought to have been at least five points in deficit of leaders Havelock SC and no.2 Navy, both with one [...]

What’s Become Of ABA’s Medal Plan?

SRI LANKA boxing has not won a medal at the Asian or Commonwealth Games for heaven knows how long, whilst its’ ultimate ambition of an Olympic medal remains an impossible dream yet. The last time boxing brought home a medal from a major competition was in the 2010 Commonwealth Games, but alas, the right to [...]

And Now The War Begins…

PURISTS won’t have nice things to say about the quality of rugby witnessed in the League competition’s first-round, ended a fortnight ago. Admittedly, the sort of free-flowing rugby that makes pleasant viewing was strictly on ration – a limitation brought about as much by technical deficiencies in players as the incompetency of some referees and [...]

Looks A Kandy – Havies Battle For Title

ALTHOUGH defending champion Kandy SC’s two surprising first-round defeats inspired hopes of an open race for the League title, events last week suggest a drift back to last season’s predictability is possible.  It will be recalled that the title-chase in the second-round of 2015-16 season was reduced to a two-cornered contest between eventual champions, Kandy [...]

The Champs Fall; Who’s Next?

SPIN a yarn about a land you know of where ten-foot tall pygmies roam, and you’re not likely to get reactions of jaw-dropping disbelief from local rugby followers – not after last Saturday, the day the pygmies of local rugby walked ten feet tall; the day minnows Air Force hauled down giants Kandy SC from [...]

Of Kandy SC’s Rivals And CH’s New Coach

QUITE logically, Kandy Sports Club, the defending League and Knockout champions, retainedSean Wijesinghe as head coach, but its twoclosest challengersof last season have put their faith in new tutors for the 2016-17 season, which kicks-off on Friday. League runner-up Havelock SC has replaced its overseas coach, Tavita Tulagese, with Ronnie Ibrahim, former Navy and S.Thomas’ [...]

Warnings From The Fall To No.4

SRI LANKA’s inglorious tumble to no.4 last week, after two successive second-best finishes in the first two legs of the Asian series, is dispiriting, utterly. The fall belied popular expectation; after all, if Ranjan’s men successively finished second-best twice on foreign shores, then, on home ground, the lifting of the crown itself was in the [...]

Time To Lift Profile Of Sevens

AS the curtain falls next weekend on the 2016 Asian Sevens Series at the old Colombo Racecourse grounds, there’s reason why Sri Lanka rugby ought to be feeling pleased as punch:The country is on the threshold of experiencing itsfinest hour in international rugbyyet. After the conclusion of part two of the three-part Asian series, Sri [...]

Out Of Adversity, History Made

SRI LANKA may not have stood on the winner’s podium spraying the air with champagne at the end of first-leg of the 2016 Asian Sevens Rugby series, last weekend in Hong Kong – but a round of the bubbly raised in toast of the country’s rugby would not be inappropriate at all. Losing to Hong [...]

Chance Of Slot In Top Three Rides On Wings Of Prayer

THE three-leg 2016 Asian Sevens rugby series kicks-off next weekend in Hong Kong, and you’d assume Sri Lanka, fortified by the experience accrued from hosting two competitions of international flavour earlier this month, is primed for the challenge. Presently no.4 in the Asian Sevens rankings, the island aims to finish among the top three this [...]

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