St. Sylvester’s need proper rugby ground
St. Sylvester’s College has started to search for new rugby coaches for the senior and junior teams. They are in need of a Head Coach and Assistant Coach for the senior side. And also looking for assistant coaches for under 10-12 and 16.
They are also in need of a Trainer for strength and conditioning. Sylvester’s College gives a big hand for rugby, and the Old Sylverstrains SC too gives the biggest backing St. Sylvester’s were the third school in Kandy to play rugby, this school was better known for their boxing skills have turned out to be a striking force in school rugby in the recent past.
Despite the limited facilities, they have made steady progress in the game while battling many hardships. St. Sylvester’s are hampered to a great extent by the unavailability of a proper playground for the game.
Players, however, have no option but to practice on the pint-size grounds at Asgiriya, which hardly have the necessary requirements to play a full contact game.
And to top it all, the grounds have no goal post, and also grass is less and a ball on the ground can be fatal. However, the ruggerites from this school have survived the worst and have built a reputation of having the ability to undo even the toughest of teams which get in their way.
St. Sylvester’s were the third school in Kandy to play rugby. They started in 1954 with the famous Trinitian Bobby Jayaweera as the Coach.
Sri Rahaula beat Christ King
Sri Rahaula College Kandy were able to beat Christ King College Ja-Ela by 16 runs in their under 19 limited over’s game played at the Prisons grounds Pallekelle. Sri Rahaula College 150 in 38.2 over’s S. Prasad 33, A. Rathnayake 54, S. Maduranga 2 for 15, R. Nimsara 2 for 23 S. Randika 2 for 23, S. Sudeena 2 for 23. Christ Church College 134 in 33.1 over’s S. Sudeena 31, S. Maduranga 27, and T. Jayasuriya 4 for 29 and N. Abeyasekara 2 for 28.
Sri Sumangala makes Kandy proud
In the under 19 knockouts rugby tournament Kandy’s Wariyapoal Sri Sumangala College, who are doing well in the game have come into the final breath of the Premier trophy, in the last game beat Maliyadeva College at Havelock Park by 26 points (Three goals and one try ) to 13 (Two tries and a penalty).
A big hand should go to their Vice Captain Saitha Weligama for dishing out a superb game, where he scored three tries. And in the final will be meeting Thurstan College, which should be a interesting a good game of rugby.