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All-Island Under-20 Sevens rugby tournament
By Naushad Amit
Reigning champions Dharmaraja College Kandy are in line to defend their title at the end of first day of the All-Island Under-20 Sevens rugby tournament at the Royal College Sports Complex in Colombo yesterday.
As Dharmaraja carry out their title-defending campaign in style, fellow neighbours Trinity College were in for a shock when they were drubbed by minnows C.W.W. Kannangara Maha Vidyalaya while high-riding Science College too had to suffer a surprising defeat at the cost of Nalanda College.
Despite fielding a second string side, Trinity after thumping over group rivals Dharmapala Pannipitiya by 34-nil, were given a rude shock when C.W.W. Kannangara displayed more professionalism to record a famous win after drubbing Dharmapala by 19-nil.
Kannangara players displayed what Sevens rugby was all about while receiving praise from the large number of spectators who were present. They formed themselves to play a well suited game on their way to book a berth in the Cup quarter-finals against one of the leading contenders St. Peter’s. Meanwhile Science who came in with a positive plan was totally unaware of what Nalanda had to offer. In a closely contested battle Nalanda emerged victorious by a narrow 12-7 which qualified them to play the Cup quarter-finals against Kingswood.
Dharmaraja and St. Peter’s are pitted as favourites to reach the Cup finals as both teams won their group stage matches to remain on top. Dharmaraja opened the day’s proceedings by beating Ananda 29-nil but against Wesley, in one of the best matches of the day; they had to struggle before recording a last minute win by 21-17. St. Peter’s recorded the highest score as they thrashed Maliyadeva by 50-nil before beating Lumbini 24-7 later.
Dharmaraja will meet Royal Colombo in the first quarter final today at 8.30am followed by the second game between St. Peter’s and giant killers C.W.W. Kannangara. D.S. Senanayake who beat Piliyandala Central by 31-15 and St. Sylvester’s by 25-nil will meet Isipathana in the third quarterfinal. Isipathana received two byes and enjoyed an action-free day yesterday as their group rivals S. Thomas’ Mt. Lavinia and Carey withdrew from the competition in addition to St. Benedict’s and St. John’s Nugegoda.
Cup quarters: Dharmaraja vs Royal Colombo, St. Peter’s vs CWW Kannangara, DSS vs Isipathana, Nalanda vs Kingswood.
Bowl quarters: Wesley vs Mahanama, Lumbini vs Trinity, Piliyandala (automatically advance to semi-final), Science vs Prince of Wales’.
Shield quarters: Ananda vs Royal Panadura, Maliyadeva vs Dharmapala, St. Sylvester’s and Lalith Athulathmudali automatically qualify for semi-finals
Results: Dharmaraja beat Ananda 29-0, Royal Colombo beat Royal Panadura 43-0, St. Peter’s beat Maliyadeva 50-0, Trinity beat Dharmapala 34-0, DSS beat Piliyandala Central 31-15, Nalanda beat Science 12-7, Kingswood beat Lalith Athulathmudali 31-0, Wesley beat Ananda 33-7, Mahanama beat Royal Panadura 17-0, Lumbini beat Maliyadeva 35-0, CWW Kannangara beat Dharmapala 19-0, Piliyandala Central beat St. Sylvester’s 26-14, Prince of Wales’ beat Lalith Athulathmudali 12-7, Dharmaraja beat Wesley 21-17, Royal Colombo beat Mahanama 22-12, St. Peter’s beat Lumbini 24-7, CWW Kannangara beat Trinity 24-7, DSS beat St. Sylvester’s 25-0, Kingswood beat Prince of Wales’ 32-7.
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