The rejuvenation of Havelock Sports Club

In the pre-season to the Dialog Rugby League, one club suffered the most amount of transfers out in a single rugby season. Having spent three seasons in 2nd position of the league, Havelock gifted it away to Navy last...

Whistling through chaos: Refereeing in Sri Lanka

  Sri Lankans have been in love with the oval shaped ball game for over a century. Since the first game which was played way back in 1879, though not the biggest in the world, the Lankans have developed a...

Samuel Maduwantha – Nothing has CHANGED!

In 2016, the news that a young lad was clearing penalties 50-meters and beyond like an everyday thing drifted the way of ThePapare.com. It was a cause for some investigation. Interested to find out what the social media hullabaloo was...

Dialog Club Rugby League: Potential breakthrough players

Rugby fever is back in the Island with the return of the Dialog Club Rugby League. Last season’s tournament captured the attention of the rugby community with it being one of the most open and exciting tournaments we have...

The Road to Rugby World Cup begins

The international rugby season had a soft opening on the weekend as it rekindled the traditional Northern Hemisphere versus Southern Hemisphere rivalries that roll around at this time each year. With the official international test window opening on November...
Janidu Dilshan SL U20, Dilan Kavinda (SJC), Vishwa Ranaraja (TCK)

Schoolboys to star at Dialog Rugby League

The extravagant schools' rugby season that concluded last July saw ample display of talent with players shining in their respective school jersey colours. >>Visit the Dialog Rugby League<< With the Dialog Rugby League just around the corner, ThePapare.com takes a...

Know your coaches – Dialog Rugby League 2018/19

The rugby fraternity patiently awaits the start of yet another Dialog Rugby League that will take center stage in the sporting arena when it kicks off on the 9th of November 2018. With eight teams going head to head,...

Know your Captains!

With the Dialog Club Rugby League just a few days away, know who the Captains are of the eight teams in the top division. 1. Richard Dharmapala – Kandy Sports Club He was a break through player right from his schooling...
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A tale of two cities

It is the best of times. It is the season of light. It is the spring of hope. That is, the Junior Tuskers in waiting for 2018 for the fifteens format are ready to be selected. Given the level...

Zahira and Shamly; A story for the ages

A Coach, mentor and friend. How often do you see such qualities in one person that could not only bring out the best in one player but rebuild a lost culture in an entire school that once was rich...

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