- Havies a bone crunching contest today
By Bernie Wijesekera
The Havies-CH&FC second-leg rugby match at Havelock Park today
on Sunday July 20 should turn out to be a bone crunching contest
between the respective forwards.
In the first-leg Havies playing better rugby were distinctly unlucky
to lose the game. They indulged in a fine exhibition of open rugby
where the foreign players - especially Waka stood out. He made some
intelligent breaks to bemuse the CH defence.
In today's game
both teams are geared to give of their best in this battle of attrition.
Foreign players from both teams will be the showpiece. CH blessed
with a young mobile 'pack' is improving fast and playing with much
understanding. For the future of the game it's good.
All clubs are
paying special emphasis in grooming youngsters for the future to
uplift the game at naional level. Havies will be a force to be reckoned
with in their own backyard that, too played before their frenzied
fans. CH who did well to topple Army with a late rally will strive
to maintain their winning streak to be in the running for the league
at the 'Park'
The Royal-Thomian inter-school rugby match which was in the balance
due to the traditional Bradby Shield match will now definitely be
played on July 25 at Havelock Park. According to Royal College hierarchy
it will be on the above date before the Bradby Shield second-leg
against Trinity, to be staged in Colombo.
After a lukewarm
start, the Thomians have shown up well in their recent outings.
They did well to drub St. Anthony's Kandy in Kandy. The game should
be keenly contested though on paper Royal has the edge with a sleek
back line - led by centre three quarter Rajith Jayasundera.
walk for Isipathana
Isipathana ran circles round the hapless Dharmaraja rugby players
when they thrashed them by 47 points (4 goals, 2 tries, 3 penalties)
to 3 (1 penalty) in the inter-school rugby encounter played at Nittawela
yesterday. At the breather the winners led 16-0.
Full back Lasintha
de Costa scored two tries while centre Nalin Liyanage, fly half
Naresh Liyanage, winger Chanaka Fonseka and second row Asoka Gunawardena
scored one each for the winners, with hooker Sendil Kumara doing
the conversion and booting the penalties.-MSA
win for Prince of Wales
After being led 13 -7 at the breather, Prince of Wales came back
during the last stages of the game to score a thrilling 19 points
(2 goals, 1 try) to 16 (1 goal, 3 penalties) win over D.S. Senanayake
College in the inter-school rugby encounter played at Havelock Park.
drew first blood with a try scored by wing three quarter Pasan Arundhitha
with skipper and centre Ujitha Manoj adding the extra points. A
few minutes later DSS replied with two successive penalties put
over by skipper and fly half of the side Viraj Liyanaarachchi and
then a try by winger Namal Dayaratne with Viraj making no mistake
with the conversion.
the second half the Cambrians increased their score and took over
the lead with winger Pasan planting his second try which was converted
by skipper Ujitha. But DSS replied with a penalty put over by skipper
Viraj that gave DSS a 16-14 lead to them. With a ding dong battle
being fought out the Cambrians succeeded in the last minute of the
game when scrum half Hashan Gomes went over for a try to give them
a thrilling win. -MSA