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Kandy SC aims high at League tournament

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Kandy Sports Club rugby team has started to prepare for the coming league tournament, this is the only club who are in the game out of Colombo and the club which has won the league title on highest number of times. They have a good winning record in the game and have secured more wins than losses against every opponent in the last twenty 29 years in the League. The Kandy Sports Club rugby side is the most successful side of all-time with a winning percentage. Since playing the league tournament from 1950, it was in 1994 that they won the first league title after 44 years and from that win have amassed numerous accolades and are considered one of the most prolific teams.

Kandy Sports Club is a club with a long and proud history though it took 44 years for this club to win the league title and become almost an invincible force in the rugby field by ending the dominance of the Colombo based clubs. For the coming season they have started training and their are nearly forty ruggerites in the squad in action. With the help of the players they are sure to give their best in the league season which is to be kicked off from December 1.

This club with the most wins of the rugby league title is the most successful club in the Sri Lanka Rugby Championship, winning 23 league titles in the last twenty nine years in the period between 1994 to 2023, with the highest number of wins since the expanded competition commenced in 1950. Kandy SC is a club with a long and proud history.

This club was founded in 1874 by a group expatriate coffee planters and others working in the plantations sector in and around Kandy, are getting ready for the coming inter club competition, the players are sure to do well and make Kandy city proud. Kandy SC started as an Athletic, Boating, Cricket, Football and Dancing Club. In 1888, 14 years later, the name was changed to Kandy Sports Club when the club also started playing rugby, hockey and polo. The home ground was Bogambara grounds until 1939 when the British Colonial Army took over during the Second World War. Later the buildings were taken over by the General Hospital to house its offices; however Kandy SC continued to play rugby at the Bogambara grounds without a club house. In 1949 the Municipal Council released the garbage dumping ground area at Nittawela to the club. The club has been the most successful club in the Sri Lanka, winning the league and knockout titles in highest number of times since early 1990’s.

This club maintains an iron-clad grip on the game at all levels due to the good work of the players. This club’s rugby team, is more than just a band of brothers on the field, they are also very tangibly the representatives of their club that gives the side an added spirit and togetherness which is hard for any opposing side to match, let alone overcome. That spirit, together with the team’s astonishing history of success, helps to produce a kind of aura around the team.

According to news the Kandy SC’s 2023-24 league games are – 3rd December vs CH and FC at Nittawela, 8th vs Army at Panagoada, 17th vs Police at Niitawela, 24th vs Air Force at Ratmalana, 7th January vs Havelock SC at Nittawela, 13 vs Navy at Welisara, 21st vs CR and FC at NItawela. So, the champion Kandy Sports Club determined to finish season on a high-level and are out to enjoy another successful season.

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