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Peter’s beat Royal to claim championship

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By: Shamseer Jaleel

Apr. 21 (Daily Mirror) - St. Peter’s College stamped their class when they beat Royal College 10-5 in the Dialog Schools Rugby Sevens 2024 final, which was worked off at the Royal Sports Complex today.

At the short break, it was the lads from Bambalapitiya who led 10-5.

Royal scored first, but the boys from Bambalapitiya replied with two tries. Towards the last minute of the game, Royal almost scored but was pushed to touch by the Peterites.

Referee: Raveen Alexander

This was the second Sevens win this year for the Peterite outfit, after accounting for the Zahira Sevens earlier. Emith Jayaweera of St. Peter’s was adjourned Best Player of the Tournament.
Vidyartha accounted for the Plate, while Ananda took away the Bowl, and Sri Piyarathne won the Shield encounter. Nearly 10 leading schools kept away from this tournament, citing injuries and ordinary-level examinations. (Pix by: Kushan Pathiraja) 


  • Shield semi-final:

Sri Piyarathne beat St. Aloysius 17-10, Sumangala Panadura beat Richmond 39-10

  • Shield final:

Sri Piyarathne beat Panadura Sumangala 12-7

  • Bowl semi-finals:

Ananda beat St. Benedict’s 10-5, Lumbini beat Maliyadeva 19-5

  • Bowl final:

Ananda beat Lumbini 24-0

  • Cup/Plate quarter-finals:

Isipathana beat Prince of Wales 43-0, Royal beat Dharmaraja 33-0, Science beat Piliyandala Central 17-5, St. Peter’s beat Vidyartha 29-0

  • Plate semi-finals:

Dharmaraja beat Prince of Wales 22-7, Vidyartha beat Piliyandala Central 38-0

  • Plate final:

Vidyartha beat Dharmaraja 24-12

  • Cup semi-finals:

Royal beat Isipathana 15-7, St. Peter’s beat Science 21-7

  • Cup final:

St. Peter’s beat Royal 10-5