The All Island Schools Division I Under 14 Rugby tournament will come alive this weekend with the participation of twenty schools and will take place on the 16th & 17th September at the Royal College Sports Complex and at the Zahira College grounds.
The Under 14 Schools tournament is the primary tournament aimed at upbringing the junior age groups and is organized under the purview of the Sri Lanka Schools Rugby Football Association. The division I teams that will participate are divided into five groups and the top contenders in each group will progress towards the quarterfinals.
Although the initial plan was to accommodate all the group stage matches that were supposed to be held on the 16th at the Royal Complex, due to the increased number of matches, the organizers have made arrangements to accommodate a few games at the Zahira College grounds on Saturday.
The quarterfinals and the knock-out stages will commence on the 17th at the Royal College Sports Complex.
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Last year’s defending champions of the under 14 title, Royal College are in group A along with D. S. Senanayake College, Ananda and Eheliyagoda MMV while runners up Science College are in Group B.
It will be tough competition for the Royalists this year with Science College, St. Joseph’s as well as St. Peter’s having competitive sides in their junior format.
Schedule for the matches – 9th September 2017
Groups A to E – Royal College Sports Complex
|GROUP -A||GROUP -B||GROUP -C||GROUP -D||GROUP -E|
|1||Royal College Colombo||Science College Mt Lavinia||St. Joseph’s College||Wesley College||Dharmaraja College|
|2||D.S.Senanayake College||St. Benedict’s College||Vidyartha College||St. Anthony’s College||Piliyandala MMV|
|3||Ananda College||Prince Of Wales College||Lalith Athulathmudali College||Richmond College||Pandura Royal College|
|4||Eheliyagoda Mmv||Carey College||Nalanda College||Maliyadeva College||Veluwana Vidyalaya|
Groups F to H
|GROUP -F||GROUP -G||GROUP -H|
|St. Peter’s College||Trinity College||Isipathana College|
|Thurstan College||Kingswood College||Mahanama College|
|St. Sylvester’s College||St. John’s College||Zahira College|
|Sri Sumangala College||Lumbini College||Moratuwa MMV|