Singer Inter-Schools Rugby
By M. Shamil Amit
The curtains of the Singer Division 1A inter-schools rugby league tournament will come down today with the crucial clash and the final showdown between Trinity and Kingswood scheduled to be kicked off at 4.30 p.m. at the Bogambara Stadium.
The schools rugby season which began in late April had some mouth watering finishes with fluctuating fortunes for most of the teams. But in the end it culminated and was left for only two teams for the race to the league title.
Today’s game is almost a final with whoever winning it being declared the league champions. Likewise the performances of the two teams are almost identical with both having six wins and a loss each.
Interestingly the two defeats for the two teams has been against the same opponent -- St Peter’s who was also in the race for the title for the third year running but the loss to Royal had spoilt their chances.
The clash between the two schools is said to be the oldest school rugby fixture which spans 102 years. Nevertheless it’s going to be an acid test for the two teams.
Kingswood has been league champions on earlier occasions the last being in 2004 and 2005 and they will fight to the last to regain the trophy while if Trinity wins it will be a great achievement as they came into top division only last year and were placed seventh and the vast improvement shown this season speaks volume of the talent they posses so Kingswood will have to watch out.