The Black Ferns – The greatest team on this planet?

Rugby and the All Blacks; is there any greater love story? Complete dominance and, utter humiliation of opponents, never before in the history of sport has there been such a dominant and successful team. That's not just because the All...

How has Sri Lanka performed in at the Asia U20 7’s?

As the Sri Lanka Under 20 Rugby 7’s squad prepares for the forthcoming tournament to be held in Hong Kong on the 10th & 11th of August, ThePapare takes an in-depth look at how the Junior Tuskers have performed...

7 Standout players at the Mercantile Sevens

The glamourous Mercantile Sevens tournament concluded for the 48th time over the weekend as Access managed to put an end to MAS’ supremacy.Who stood out, who lit up the tournament and who were the players who made the difference...

Champions at Jurassic Park

Royal rumble to defend their school's rugby league title. If these were times of a Jurassic age where Dinosaurs roamed the earth, they would surely pick the Royal complex to be its epicenter. For on Saturday we witnessed the rise...

The Empire strikes back

Schools rugby after one week's postponement arrived back like the return of the Jedi. It was, very Star Wars like. You could almost hear the Darth Vader theme song in your mind. Feeling like May the fourth (be with...

The blessing in disguise

The Singer Schools Rugby League in its penultimate round was mired in controversy on a weekend that was, the most violent in its history. Therefore, the schools league championship was postponed on a directive from the Minister of Sports....

Who is the greatest sports fan?

The above topic came to mind when I was at a rugby match about a month ago, where two reputed schools from Colombo locked horns to prove who is worthy of the league title. I personally I felt that...

Brawling with the boys for Chinese cookies – Round two, week 2

It felt like the Chinese New Year, just passed. The rugby kept picking up a notch and the entertainment rising in ferocity, much like Colombo’s weekend weather in the year of the dog, as per the oriental lunar calendar....

A Blue and Gold picket fence takes the shield

Being the favourite is never an easy suit to wear week in week out. The maintenance and dry-cleaning bill can weigh heavily upon you and even make it look like a fading-weakness. So, wearing it well is indeed an...

7 things we know after the 1st leg of the Bradby

There’s nothing better in rugby than knowing you have the wood over your foe before walking into battle; when you have absolute supremacy to bash your opponent into submission – no matter how good they play on the day...

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