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Four students were admitted to the Kandy General hospital following a clash in an inter-school rugby match between two leading Kandy schools this afternoon at Bogambara grounds, hospital sources said.

Two students from Kingswood College and two students from St. Anthony’s College were admitted. A scuffle broke out in the second half of the game, when a player who lay on the ground was kicked by the opponents’ players on the bench, and the match was subsequently called off.

The Sri Lanka Schools Rugby Football Union had also said an inquiry would be conducted into the incident.

This is yet another instance of violence at school rugby matches, with several controversies preceding today’s match, including assaults on referees which had brought a temporary halt in the schools rugby league season last week. 
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  • Gemba Friday, 28 June 2013 07:27 AM

    This is because of the general lawless prevailing in the country at the present time. If adults behave badly, what do one expect of students. A foreigner was murdered , his G/F assaulted & raped and the culprits are at large threatening the witnesses. So what do you expect in this miracle of asia?

    muckgona Friday, 28 June 2013 07:55 AM

    Dear Chitra and the other Bigots this behaviour can be traced back to the 1960's, when Royal College refused to play Issipathana following on and off field violence.

    VoiceOfLanka Friday, 28 June 2013 12:44 PM

    I bet MR won't lecture us on this or rugby role models when he concludes his holiday/honeymoon in the Seychelles (at our expense)!

    sam Friday, 28 June 2013 08:11 AM

    yes we saw that in Last Bradby LOL

    Tommy Saturday, 29 June 2013 08:43 AM

    Present politics in to sports. Should take steps to stop entering thuggery in to sports. If no one abides by the rules, in the country, no wonder school boys behaving like this. Yet, it is pathetic.

    conty Friday, 28 June 2013 10:39 PM

    Move on man, get a life will you

    Sanjay Sunday, 30 June 2013 12:40 AM

    One of the many voters who voted thugs in turned hypocrite, nothing new here!

    Sonali De Silva Saturday, 29 June 2013 01:23 AM

    The master in charge and coach should take full responsibility for players behavior on and off the field. If they cannot instill discipline then they should be shown the door. Are they waiting till a student succumbs to his injury before they take drastic action as is always the case?

    Chitra Thursday, 27 June 2013 07:26 PM

    They have learned from the highest order in the country - Heir to the throne. What's good for the goose is good for the gander.

    mohamed asfar Friday, 28 June 2013 04:17 AM

    why everyone calling rugby match ? there is no sports called rugby in sri lanka. just fighting between two groups.

    Observer Thursday, 27 June 2013 07:43 PM

    Students are learning well these days ......thanks to the role model thugs in high posts!

    sam Friday, 28 June 2013 04:22 AM

    Can clearly see Referee not trying to stop the fight in the beginning. is this the new policy of ref's.
    what do they think are they are refereeing... Netball?

    DHA Thursday, 27 June 2013 07:55 PM

    Now thuggery has got into even sports.....

    ponil Friday, 28 June 2013 08:49 AM

    if you cant through a punch u should not play any contact sport,The league finals Queensland vs N. S.W.saw 4 players being sent to sin bin yesterday,two all in brawls ,so boys will be boys stupid Ponils ,ply marbels,

    mrmr popit Saturday, 29 June 2013 01:56 AM

    in a sport we must accept umpires call.this is a kind of awful behaviour of school children.nowadays they just imitate useless incidents in this country.recent past there were several cases like this.

    sri lakan system Friday, 28 June 2013 04:32 AM

    Complete breakdown of law & order in the entire country.Thugs all over.Is this the society mother Lanka is looking for ?

    Gruntle Friday, 28 June 2013 04:37 AM

    Rugby or THUGby?

    GC Thursday, 27 June 2013 10:08 PM

    What about the non-school 'club' matches which reportedly involved … Who are our schoolboys' new local heroes whom they try to emulate?

    curious Thursday, 27 June 2013 10:52 PM

    It has gone to a extent where our Sri Lankans can't even play a game of sports without any violence.

    aqh Friday, 28 June 2013 04:56 AM

    this is clear indication that humanity is getting bad to worse very sad to see this situation.

    Muthu Thursday, 27 June 2013 11:21 PM

    Boys will be boys and they will attack even the referees when there is no law and order.

    shanthapriya Friday, 28 June 2013 05:13 AM

    Truly i have seen royal playyers play their game very peacfully (only at practices at reid avenue)

    ANTON Friday, 28 June 2013 09:18 AM

    GLAD, A NONSINHALESE HAS THE MEMORY OF THE CORRECT SINHALA NAME, THANKS.

    Api Buruwo Friday, 28 June 2013 12:52 AM

    When the Highest in the Land intervene to let off the hook players who are RED-CARDED for violent play purely because a son happens to be the coach of the offending players, what the hell can you expect!

    ANTON Friday, 28 June 2013 01:09 AM

    THEY MUST LEARN HOW TO PLAY RUGGER MATCHES PEACEFULLY FROM COLOMBO SCHOOLS LIKE ROYAL, ST. THOMAS. ISIPATHANA, THURSTAN, ST. PETERS.......... VERY SPECIALLY THEY MUST LEARN HOW TO BEHAVE LIKE ROYALISTS, THE WAY THEY PLAYED AT THITHAWELA GROUNDS IN KANDY.

    shanaka Perera Friday, 28 June 2013 06:03 AM

    Well the highest person in the school body is from one of the schools involved he is the head of that school he along with another school head in the hill capital made the blunder in the Vidyartha case and thsi year RC vs IC. He will make sure his school come clean.

    Puswedilla Friday, 28 June 2013 12:00 AM

    This is what happens when President son also assault referee and all hush hush so reputation of sport is finished via DM Android App

    MagodisThuma Friday, 28 June 2013 01:29 AM

    Rugby...? No... it's Karate & Boxing !

    Van der Merwe Friday, 28 June 2013 06:09 AM

    Its Niththawala Ground.

    This is what the trend today, Cricket and Rugby has gone to its lowest level these days. Two beautiful games have been massacred by the same ones who killing everything in this country. This is the future of Srilanka.

    Rubert Vanderkoon Friday, 28 June 2013 06:19 AM

    Anton, You must write comedy scripts. Will be a good laugh. Isipathana are the no.1 notorious thug rugby team in the country. I remember my friend who got blade cuts during St.Peter's match and it was 1981.When you know a little, must not speak a lot!

    Rubert Vanderkoon Friday, 28 June 2013 06:20 AM

    That was where it has always existed..

    The God Father Friday, 28 June 2013 06:24 AM

    Very seldom the pupils from Trinity, Royal, St. Thomas Mt, St. peters and St Joes get in to thuggery like this.

    Guys please learn from these schools :p

    idroos2002 Friday, 28 June 2013 10:14 AM

    When the main root is decayed obviously do not blame the whole tree for decayance also .Remove the root and put medicine for cure or put a new root

    Calistus Jayatilleke Friday, 28 June 2013 06:54 AM

    The school boys are learning fast emulating the prestigious sons of the royal family who get away scot free even after assaulting the referees.

    KING KONG Friday, 28 June 2013 06:57 AM

    Lessons learnt from 'high ups'!

    hemanthak Saturday, 29 June 2013 05:55 AM

    Muckgona, you should be sent to Maggona to rehabilitate, not to muck that place also like a gona. No such incident took place in 1960's in a match between Isipatana and Royal. Don't talk someting you don't know

    hemanthak Saturday, 29 June 2013 05:57 AM

    Chitra is right. What happened when the heir to the throne slapped a Referee. Association has swept it under the carpet. No action. Shame.

    sobers Friday, 28 June 2013 07:20 AM

    Absoutley correct. First and foremost you must have capable administrators. Not "yes Sir, No sir".

    Paul Friday, 28 June 2013 07:22 AM

    It always existed in the parliament, not on the rugby field!


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