Gallant Peterites crowned unbeaten Cup champs | Daily News

Gallant Peterites crowned unbeaten Cup champs

St. Peter's captain receives the champion trophy.  Pictures by Wasitha Patabendige
St. Peter's captain receives the champion trophy. Pictures by Wasitha Patabendige

Gallant unbeaten St.Peters College, Bambalapitiya outfit grabbed the 'Singer" Inter-Schools under 18 rugby Sevens title when they edged out fighting Vidyartha College Kandy team by 26 points (4 tries, 3 conversions) to 21 ( 3 tries, 3 conversions) in the Cup championship finals. The tournament was worked off at Royal Complex in Reid Avenue yesterday.

This victory by the Peterite team is a fitting tribute to their head coach D. P. Udayasiri who inflict a superb brand of attacking rugby and did timely player substitutions in the crucial moments of the game.

For the winning St.Peters College the four tries were scored by Yohan Fernando (two tries) and Yasoda Mendis and Stelon Eardly (one try apiece) while Thenuka Nanayakkara had a superb match with his kicking boot by slotted in three conversions out of four. Sagara Dilshan, Chirantha Kaluarachchi and Isuru Lakshan scored the three tries for the losing Vidyartha lads while Sagara Dilshan had an excellent game putting over all three conversions. Vidyartha were coached by their old boys cum former Sri Lanka national players Danushka Pushpakumara and Sumedha Malewana.

Earlier in the Cup quarter finals Trinity beat Royal 12-7, Vidyartha edged out Wesley 15-14, St. Peters beat Isipathana 24-22 after a close game and Science College thrashed St.Anthony's College, Kanday 28 nil.

In the Cup semi finals Vidyartha beat Trinity 19-14 and St.Peters beat Science College.

Mean while Sri Sumangala College, Wariyapola beat C.W.W Kannangara Vidyalaya, Borrella 15-12 to grab the Shield while Kingswood College, Kandy won the Bowl beating D. S. Senanayake College, Colombo 22-5. Royal College, Colombo clinched the Plate championship under the guidance of head coach Dushanth Lewke.

Champion St. Peter's rugby team celebrate their victory.

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