Nigel playing a key role in Kandy SC’s success
Nigel Ratwatte led Kandy SC to a fine win by 34 points (Five tries, three conversions one Penalty to 12 (two tries,One conversion)over Air Force In their opening ‘A’ Division Inter Club League Rugby Tournament first round match played at the Air Force Grounds in Ratmalana on Saturday,. Nigel Ratwatte, an old boy of Trinity College,Kandy is a talented Rugby player who is leading the Kandy SC Rugby team for the second successive year. He Learnt the basics of the game at his School,Trinity College and later on left for South Africa in the year 2001 and joined the King Edward School in Johannesburg for studies and continued playing Rugby there.
After returning from South Africa he joined the CR & FC Rugby team and played as fly-half in 2010 & 2011 and crossed over to Up-country Lions in 2012 helping them to clinch the Club Rugby Sevens title in the following year before joining Kandy SC in the year 2014 and after playing there for some years he became the Captain of the Kandy SC Rugby team in 2020.
Kandy SC is dominating Sri lanka Rugby and it is evident that it has a unique record of Registering victory in the annual Clifford Cup League Rugby Tournaments as well as the Knock-out Rugby Tournament for more than Ten years. He started his International Rugby Career in the year 2016 at the Five Nations Rugby tournament under the Captaincy of Fazil Marija held in Philippines. Later on Nigel went up on the ladder of success to get the Captaincy of Sri Lanka Sevens Rugby team . There are thirty five players
The team coached by Fazil Marija & some of the team members were Roshan Weeraratne, Jason Dissanayake, Srinath Suriyabandara and Lavanga Perera. Fazil Marija, the versatile Rugby player is a Level II IRB Rugby Coach and a Strength and Conditioner Instructor who is Assisted by Buddhika Thalagampola.
Nigel is thankful to his Coaches, the team members and the Club Manager,Kapila Silva and the Trustee of the Club,Malik Samarawickrema for the support and encouragement given to them to assist the Kandy SC Rugby team to be successful.