Old Antonians take CPRFU Sevens Title
Old Antonians Rugby Football Club won the Central Province RFU Cup
Championship at the second annual inter-club seven-a-side rugby
tournament organised by the Central Province Rugby Football Union (CPRFU)
when they beat Matale Rugby Football Club by 41 points (3 goals, 4
tries) to 15 (3 tries) in the finals played at Edward Matale on Sunday.
At half the Antonians led 31-5.
Old Antonians a very youthful side and with more rugby exposure at
school level virtually over-ran the Matale team who it must be said did
well to enter the cup finals.
Try scores for the old Antonians were winger Dilum Jayaweera (1) No 8
Sanka Rajaguru (2), centre Dananjaya Sanitha (1), Scrum half Fazbul
Rahman (1), look forward Sajid Lahir (1) and full back Chamara Kumara
Scrum half Fazbul Rahman goalled two tries and the other by full back
Chamara Kumara. For Matale Rugby Football club winger Sarath Madugalle
scored the three tries.
Y M S Ratnayake refereed. In the semi finals old Antonians RFC beat
Sarasavi Uyana RFC 35-5 and Matale RFC beat Watapuluwa RFC 17-0.
Deputy Minister of Transport and Matale District MP Rohana
Dissanayake was the chief guest and he distributed the awards along with
President CPRFU Mohan Samarakoon, President Matale RFU Prasanna
This was a well organised and the winning teams were awarded trophies
and cash awards. The teams which travelled from outside Matale were also
paid the travelling expenses. The teams from Matale were also donated
with rugger balls by the CPRFU.
The CPRFU organising committee comprised Gamini Udugama, Tuan Dole,
Viper Gunaratne Sur, Anura Madawala, Kabu Perera and Sarath Madugalle
under the direction of Mohan Samarakoon (President)
University of Peradeniya won the Plate Championship by defeating
Katugastota Rugby Football Club by 27 points (1 goal, 4 tries) to 7 in
the finals. At half time undergrads led 12-7. Winger T E Wickremasinghe
was in superb form and scored 3 tries. The other two tries were scored
by prop H R Wickremasinghe (1) and fly half V T K Jayasinghe (1). Centre
S B Egodawela goalled one try. For katugastota RFC centre S R Silva
scored the try and goalled it himself.
Mahes Gunaratne refereed in the semi-finals
Katugastota RFC beat Old Thomians SC Matale 33-0 and University of
Peradeniya beat Katugastota Youths 33-0.
Sarasavi Uyana RFC defeated Katugastota Youths by the huge margin of
40 points (8 tries) to nil win the Bowl Championship. At half time
Sarasavi Uyana RFC led 20-0.
Try scorers for Sarasavi Uyana RFC were prop Tilina Weerasinghe (1),
centre C P Subhasinghe (2), Winger Thushan Dulip (1), Winger Salinda
Ekanayake (1), Centre L U Perera (1), Flanker Banuka Ranjith (1) and
full back Rohan Wickremasinghe.
In the semi finals, Katugastota Youths beat Nugawela RFC 17-12 and
Sarasavi RFC beat old Thomians 38-10.