Second half thrust powers ‘Lions’ to final

Trinity 32
St. Peter’s 14
By Shamseer Jaleel

Trinity skipper and Sri Lanka Youth captain Murad Ramzeen is held by
Dhanushka Ranjan. – Pic by Amila Proboda.

A superb second half rally plus some exciting power rugby helped Trinity to overcome St. Peter’s by 32 Points (5 Tries, 2 Conversions, 1 drop Goal) to 14 Points (2 Tries, 2 Conversions) in their President’s Trophy semi-final rugby encounter at the Royal Sports Complex yesterday.

At the short breather the Peterites led 14-12
Trinity who missed out an opportunity to win the School’s League left nothing behind when they made some powerful runs in the second half. The ‘Lions’ took time to settle down and in the meantime the lads from Bambalapitiya scored twice. For Trinity it was their skipper and Hooker Murad Ramzeen who led his troops from front with ample support coming from Kanil Senenviratne, Sean Foster, Rehan Weerakoon and Mohamed Seshan.

After the turn around the superior fitness of the Trinitians was evident.
For St. Peter’s it was Danushka Ranjan, Dulaj Perera and Sandun herath who were thick of things.
St. Peter’s drew first blood early in the very first minute when skipper Bhanuka Nanayakkara went over for a superb three quarter try. Dulaj Perera added the extra 2 points. Trinity hit back through Centre Kanil Seneviratne who sliced through Petrite defense. Minutes later Trinity second row forward and Youth player Randika Alwis powered his way through for a try. But Peter’s hit back through Winger Sandun Herath to take ‘Lemons’ at 14-12 favouring St. Peter’s.

After the turn around for Trinity Mohamed Seshan, Kanil Seneviratne, Rehan Weerakoon scored tries. Rehan also executed a superb drop goal.

Referee Irshad Carder
Assitant Referee’s Nizam Jamaldeen and Charitha Kodagoda
* Trinity will meet Isipathana in the final on September 30 at Royal Sports Complex. Kick off 4.30 pm

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