Province Under 20 Rugby 7s
Thomians shine on day one
By Shamseer Jaleel
Thomians led by national youth skipper Namal Rajapakse
one of the best in schools rugby this season, thrashed Prince of
Wales College Moratuwa 45-0 on the first day of the Inter-Schools
Sevens Rugby Tournament which was worked off at Longdon Place yesterday.
Forty eight teams took part and the event took place at Havelocks
Grounds as well. The matches got under way three hours late due
to a change in the venue from St Peter's College grounds in Bambalapitiya
to CR & FC at Longdon Place.
players were informed about the change of venue only in the morning
of the day of the contest. There was more drama as one of the players
from D S Senanayake College played under protest as he has already
represented one of the defence services teams earlier this year.
teams taking part in this tournament, organised by Western Province,
will figure in the All Island Sevens Tournament which will take
place on May 7 and 8 at the Royal College Rugby Grounds. Today the
matches will continue at the CR & FC and Havelocks SC commencing
from 8.00 am.
results: St. Thomas' beat Prince of Wales 45-0; Science beat Nalanda
15-5; St.Peter's beat Isipathana 21-10; Thurstan beat St. Joseph's
12-5; Ananda beat St.John's 45-0; Zahira beat Mahanama 19-5; Wesley
beat Carey 24-7; Carey beat Zahira 21-7; Wesley beat Mahanama 40-0;
Royal Panadura beat DS Senanayake 10-0; Thurstan beat St John's
46-0; St Joseph's beat Aananda 19-10; St Peter's beat Royal Panadura
34-5; Isipathana beat DS Senanayake 21-12; Nalanda beat Prince of
Wales 45-0; S.Thomas' beat Science 21-7; Science beat Prince of
Wales 41-0; S. Thomas' beat Nalanda 19-0; Wesley beat Zahira 15-5