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Trinity getting ready for ‘Bradby’ second leg

The second leg of the Bradby is set for Saturday, June 15 in Colombo and the winners of the first leg Royal will go out as favourites. The Trinitians will come down to Colombo determined to play their best rugby. Trinity selectors hope to make a few changes. To win this game, the Kandy boys will have to play some flawless rugby.

I would say the Royalist cover defence was the best seen this season. A marked characteristic is there was a backup bridge of at least three forwards when their outsiders are going to tackle.

Trinity’s line should send the ball down as they have brilliant runners. In the first leg, their scrum half was slow, fly-half was not at his best while the full back often kicked straight to the opposition.

The form guide tips Royal as favourites on their home den. They are all out to make it five in a row and history on their side. Saturday's game represents the perfect opportunity for the Lions to stop the rot. Trinity would require some big performances from their key players.

The biggest joke in Kandy football

What is this FA Cup? For the last three years, there has been no AGM, no football. Now some of the friends of the football body FFSL are trying to handle football in Kandy and are conducting a tournament called ‘FA cup soccer’. Who is fooling whom? How can outsiders run a tournament for FFSL when there is a league is a question? This can add to the great collection of football jokes.

Lasantha is happy

Kandy Sports Club, winners of the first round in Sevens last season, will be fielding a strong side for the upcoming inter-club tournament to be held this month. The club’s Rugby Chairman Lasantha Wijesuriya who is acting president as well as happy with the performance of the players at practices. Kandy SC who won the Sevens for the first time in 1999 under Haris Omar, are hoping to regain the title.

Cueists badly affected

At one time Kandy was only next to Colombo in billiards and snooker and has provided national players and officials. Today sad to say the sport is in the dark. Mahanuwara YMBA and Public Services club keep the game alive. Kandy YMMA, one of the founders of the Billiards and Snooker Association, have forgotten to switch on the lights. Kandy Garden Club play for fun. Kandy Club’s billiard room is their storeroom.

Where is volleyball today?

Volleyball is the national sport of Sri Lanka. It was a popular game, but today sadly the much-needed support for the game is missing. Volleyball in Kandy needs a fillip.

Under 16, 18 & 19 netball titles for Hillwood

Hillwood, a girls school which promotes sports, were able to win the Under 16, 18 and 20 netball tournaments at the Central Province Netball championship organized by the Education Department at St. Anthony’s Girls College, Katugastota courts. It was Dinuli Munasinghe who led the under 16 side, Rowindi Abeysinghe under 18 and Jayathri Wijewardena under 20. The best under 16 player award went to Udari Gurugu and the under 20 to Malifhi Dissanayake.

Roshan de Rafayal leads Central Province Lions

The inaugural Lawyers T20 league cricket tournament organized by Sri Lanka Lawyers got off to a brisk start. The Central Province Lions side is packed with some good cricketers like Roshan de Rafayal (captain), Lasantha Amarasinghe (vice-captain), Maneesha Senevirathne (manager), Indika Muthugala, Jeewan Basnayake, Supun Rajapaksha, Dimuthu Weerasekara, Randeepa Wijesuriya, Kalimuththu Kamaladasan, Eranda Samarakoon, Chamalka Abeyrathne Bandara, Yasas Thalapawadana and Chamal de Alwis.

Trinity and Girls High School win

Trinity College and Girls High School athletes gave a fine performance at the Zonal Athletics championship at the Bogambara Stadium. In the boys competition, Trinity were champions and Dharmaraja runners-up. In the girls event, Girls High school were the champions and Mahamaya runners-up.

142nd AGM

Kandy Club which has a long history and is one of the oldest clubs in the country will hold their 142nd Annual General Meeting on June 29 at the clubhouse. There were top class people, who kept the club at a good level. Today what the club lacks is a knowledgeable secretary.

Trinity vs St. Peter’s today

Trinity College will go to Bambalapitiya today to scrum down with St. Peter’s College in a second-round Cup game. St. Peter’s have lost only one game this season. They will be all out to dictate terms to the Trinitarians, who are smarting after the last week’s loss.

Wijesinghe SACKOBA - Colombo Branch president

SAKOBA St. Anthony’s College, Kandy OBA Colombo branch had its 93rd Annual General Meeting on June 2 in Colombo. One of the top sportsmen to come out of this school K.R.B. Wijesinghe was elected as president.

Trinity U 13 B from Kandy

The ‘Singer Trophy’ under 17 division II inter-school cricket tournament starts on June 14. Out of the 46 teams, Trinity College ‘B’ are grouped with Nalanda Boys School Minuwangoda, Maliyadeva Model School Kurunegala, Dudley Senanayake Central College Thilagamuwa and Kegalu Vidyalaya.

Jadi de Silva no more

Former Royal and Law College sportsmen and one-time president of the Kandy Lawn Club Jadi de Silva, who was a renowned lawyer who practiced in Kandy, passed away and his funeral took place on Sunday in Colombo. Jadi promoted sports, especially Lawn Tennis and cue sport at the Kandy Lawn Club. He later joined Kandy Garden Club.

Abu bids adieu

‘Abu Nana’ Abubacker Junaideen, an ardent Antonian rugby supporter and the school’s rugby manager in 2017 and 2018, passed away on Monday. His funeral was held at Katugastota. He was seen at every Antonian rugby game for the last ten years but this year had to keep out of the scene due to his illness.


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