The Sunday Leader

At Sixes And Sevens At Asian 15s?

MINDFUL of the cardinal rule that national duty supersedes club interest, the SLRFU’s decision to advance the end of the last inter-club season by one month won acceptance with scarcely a murmur of protest heard. However, it now appears the SLRFU might well come to regret their decision – reasons for which we’ll take up [...]

Lankans Miss World Cup Qualification But Win Plate For Third Time

Asian Rugby Sevens – Singapore The Sri Lankan Rugby Sevens team missed a golden opportunity to qualify for the 2013 Sevens Rugby World Cup and had to settle for their third successive Plate trophy at the Singapore Asian Rugby Sevens tournament which concluded at the Singapore Cricket Club Grounds on Saturday. The Coaching staff and [...]

Chinese Taipei beat Sri Lanka in final

Youth Rugby Asiad – Division II Chinese Taipei beat Sri Lanka 20-14 in the final of the Division II Youth Rugby Asiad match played at the Havelock Park on Saturdayto gain elevation to Division I next year. Chinese Taipei points came from 1 goal, 2 tries and a penalty to Sri Lanka’s 1 try and [...]

Havelocks Savour Champion Status After 31 Year Wait

Street Parade, Fireworks Display, Champagne Parties Mark Celebrations It has been party time at Havelock Park all week long as the new league champions of Club Rugby Havelocks Sports Club savoured their first taste of Champions status after a lapse of 31 years. The league championship was actually decided two weeks ago when the Havelocks [...]

What Has Happened To Gratien and Capper Cups, Tyrell Muttiah And Denzil Kobbekkaduwa Trophy Games?

By Hafiz Marikar In the good old day’s schools rugby was a prestigious competition where only a handful of schools participated in the game which was considered an elite game played at the highest spirits with the parent body the Ceylon Rugby Football Union (now known as SLRFU) being the custodian of the sport in [...]

Trinity dazzle against shell shocked Royal 34-11

Bradby Shield – 1st leg By Milinda Gunawardena It was that time of the year where all Royalists and Trinitians irrespective of where you are, get together to witness the coveted ‘Bradby’ encounter between the two schools. It was the 1st leg of the 68th encounter which was kicked off yesterday at the Royal Sports [...]

Crouch, Touch, Engage!

  Masters Advertising goes rural with the Carlton 7s Masters Advertising which has been associated with many brand building initiatives from Singer to Clogard to Audi, demonstrated a flair for sports marketing taking the campaign for this year’s Carlton 7s and their sponsors Sri Lanka Insurance Coporation and Mobitel out of the city to a [...]

St Peter’s tame Lions, Royal sweep past Science, Vidyartha prevail over St Joseph’s

Schools Rugby Round-up St Peters beat Trinity 34-29 in a blockbuster game in Trinity’s own backyard in Kandy to maintain their impressive form this season and inflict the Lions first defeat this season. Both sides put in a wonderful display of fast open rugby which had the capacity crowd on their toes as the game [...]

Nov-March Season Among Many Pluses, A Minus Too

NOW that the SLRFU’s executive committee has legislated a new calendar for inter-club competitions, it’ll mean fans will have rugby virtually year round. Traditionally, the club season has been between May and September, and ran  concurrently with the inter-schools season. As the inter-club season is moved to the November-March period, the schools will have the [...]

All Clubs’ Doors Open To Foreign Players

Rugby – 2012 season By T M K Samat IN a move to regain rugby’s lost crowds, clubs are to be allowed two foreign players each in the 2012 A division competitions, scheduled to kick-off in June. The move follows the partial success achieved last season when the bottom-four clubs of the 2010 league were [...]

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