Science College to make their presence felt
Science College rugby team made their opponents’ hearts beat faster
this time too, when the lads from Mt. Lavinia gave a good fight to the
mighty Trinitians at Pallekele which game ended 25-19 in favour of
Trinity. They are a team to watched this season.
Last year, they recorded a remarkable a 11-10 victory over Trinity
and a week later they hunted down formidable Kingswood outfit 20-17.
Science College ruggerites in action during a practice session
while coach Mothilal Jayathilaka looks in. Pictures by Wasitha
They also went on to beat S. Thomas’ (31-0), Wesley College (10-5),
Thurstan (30-15) Kingswood (20-19) in the same season. This was a
tremendous performance for a team who became runners up in the Singer
Inter School Division Two tournament in 2010. That also earned them a
promotion to the top division.
Science College rugby captain
A good bunch
This year having lost to Trinity, Science College made a come back
when they combined well to defeat DSS by 8 points to 5.
Skipper Kanchan Perera and deputy Richard Dharmapala joined by other
second year players Ashan Maduranga, Chathura and Thusitha Gomez,
Lasindu and Thilina Thilanka made a good pack of ruggerites.
Having trained by Mothilal Jayathilaka for years they will make their
presence felt and are determined to make the maximum from the tournament
matches which are lined up for the rest of the season. They will have to
confront Royal and show their prowess.
With last year season's achievements they won the hearts of all rugby
lovers an unpredictable team.
The skills they show will cause plenty of anxious moments to all
opponents this season too.
Having taken to the game in 1983 Science College has come a long way.
It was Kamal Jayewardena, a former coach and an old boy who did the hard
work show them how.
Science College rugby pool
They soon beat experienced Thomians in their first season which was a
signal of a good sign. Their dedication and commitment earned them the
plate championship at the inter-school rugby sevens and the Cup
Championship in the Zahira Sevens.
The school is equipped with a rugby ground which is a great asset to
the young and energetic lads.
The Rugby Support Group comprising old boys and well wishers is the
strength behind them. Science College has the honour of producing two
Sri Lankan rugby captains, Nazim Mohamad (1999) and Sanjeewa Jayasinghe
(2004-5). The school also was the cradle for many national rugby players
including Vikum Perera, Mangala de Silva, Damith Jayawardena and many
Coach and physical trainer Mothilal Jayathilaka has trained them to
absorb the pressure form their opposition.
With 10 experienced players in the bunch, Science College will be a
promising team and continue to challenge their opponents in an attempt
to secure a top position in the tournament.
Science College rugby team :
Prop forwards: Kavindu Lochana, Chethiya Saumayakara
Hoocker: Manoj Deshapriya, Imesh Shaminda
Lock forwards: Salitha Dushan, Mohamad Aslam, Nirosh Udayanga
No 8: Kanchana Perera (Captain)
Flankers: Thilina Thilanka, Lasindu Ishan
Scrum half: Prasad Malinda
Fly half: Chatura Gomez
Centres: Isuru Viraj, Richard Dharmapala
Wingers: Ashan Maduranga, Thusitha Gomez
Full back: Prince Chamara
Coach: Mothilal Jayathilaka
Assistant coach: L M Amila Chaturanga