Peterites strike form aiming to retain U-18 7s title
Defending champions, St. Peter’s College were in prime form, winning both their group encounters in their All-Island Under-18 Rugby 7s 2023, which began at the Pallakele and Bogambara stadiums in Kandy yesterday.
St. Peter’s will take on D.S. Senanayake, in the second Cup quarter-final encounter, following today’s opening qualifier between Isipathana and Science at the Bogambara stadium. The remaining two qualifiers will be played between St. Joseph’s vs Vidyartha and traditional rivals S. Thomas’ vs Royal.
The Peterites started off their title defending campaign, beating C.W.W. Kannangara by a massive 82-0 and handed Trinity a 31-5 defeat to reach the Cup quarter-final segment.
Next to St. Peter’s record win of 82-0 against C.W.W. Kannangara, St. Anthony’s recorded the second best win of the day, handing Nalanda a massive 61-0 defeat, while Isipathana followed in with a 59-0 win against Nalanda, who accumulated 120 points against in two games. Wesley, Royal, S. Thomas’ and Vidyartha too recorded big wins. Today the competition will move to the Bogambara Stadium.
|Results of Day 1|
|At Pallekelle: Isipathana beat Nalanda 59-0, St. Anthony’s beat Prince of Wales 36-0, Science beat Lalith Athulathmudali MV 19-7, Carey beat Sumangala Kandy 10-5, Wesley beat Sumangala Panadura 40-7, D.S. Senanayake beat Ananda 15-10, Trinity neat C.W.W. Kannangara 38-0, Isipathana beat Prince of Wales 38-5, St. Anthony’s beat Nalanda 61-0, Science beat Carey 29-14, Lalith Athulathmudali MV beat Sumangala Kandy 19-10, Wesley beat Ananda 54-0, D.S. Senanayake beat Sumangala Panadura 39-0, St. Peter’s beat C.W.W. Kannangara 82-0, Isipathana beat St. Anthony’s 7-0, Prince of Wales beat Nalanda 19-7 |
At Bogambara: Kingswood beat Mahanama 24-7, Vidyartha beat Siri Piyarathana 45-0, Zahira beat St. Sylvester’s 17-10, Thurstan beat Piliyandala Central 28-26, Royal beat Sri Rahula 41-0, Dharmaraja beat Lumbini 29-0, St. Joseph’s beat Mahanama 7-0, Vidyartha beat St. Sylvester’s 24-10, Zahira best Siri Piyarathana 38-0, S. Thomas’ beat Piliyandala Central 51-0, Royal beat Lumbini 54-0, Dharmaraja beat Sri Rahula 14-7, St. Joseph’s beat Kingswood 19-7, Vidyartha beat Zahira 50-0, St. Sylvester’s beat Siri Piyarathana 41-0, S. Thomas’ beat Thurstan 26-12, Royal beat Dharmaraja 38-0, Sri Rahula beat Lumbini 31-14, St. Peter’s beat Trinity 31-5