Trinity College continued their unbeaten run in the Dialog League Under-19 schools’ rugby tournament when they outclassed St. Anthony’s College Katugastota 26 points (4 tries, 3 conversions) to 05 points (1 try) at the Nittawela Rugby Stadium on Friday.
The game was played sans spectators where Trinity led (19-05) at the short breather.
Trinity played well with their three quarters working their line at every given opportunity.
Their forwards and three quarters combined well to attack in Antonian territory most of the time. Their line out too looked rock solid. Thamuditha Dodanwatte, Rahul Danaraj, Harsha Samarasinghe and Thidas Thanthirege played well for the Lions.
Meanwhile Antonians played well in patches. Their line out was all over and Skipper Matheesha Amarasinghe played his heart out but lacked support from his team mates. He split the Trinity defence a number of times but in the end Antonians failed to convert good work into points.
Trinity drew first blood in the fourth minute of the game when their fly-half Thamuditha Dodanwatte sliced through the Antonian defense to score. He added the extra two points to take an early (07-00) lead. Trinity went further ahead through a superb try by centre Harsha Samarasinghe. Soon afterwards Antonians replied with a try by their fly-half, Bawan Nishanth.
Minutes later Samarasinghe dummied his way to score his second try of the match. Chamod Muthunayake added the extras.
After the turnaround Trinity scored through their flanker, Ruvishan Pananwela.
In the end the Antonians made a number of attacks but lacked the finishing touches. Trinity needs to put things in order as they received four yellow cards in this encounter. Trinity will play Royal on March 20 at Royal Sports Complex.
Referee Dilum Dheeshana
Schools Rugby League Postponed
The Dialog Under 19 Schools Rugby league tournament has been indefinitely postponed due to the spread of the coronavirus.
This was confirmed to the Daily Mirror by an official of the Sri Lanka Schools Rugby Football Association (SLSRA) on Friday (13)
The official further stated that the matches involving St .Peter’s College, who play Vidyartha College and D.S.Senanayake College who take on St. Sylvester's College will go ahead, as they had already travelled from Colombo to Kandy.
Form there on no matches will be played as the SLSRA rugby committee took a unanimous decision to call off the schools rugby league tournament indefinitely.