A new captain to steady the Sailors’ ship

Dialog Club Rugby League 2018/19

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Thilina Weerasinghe, the prolific full-back, who has been a standout player in the Dialog Club Rugby League will start off his 6th season as the Captain of the Navy Sports Club.

Weerasinghe made his debut for Navy SC back in 2011, right after he left Kingswood
College, Kandy. Despite coming from the Hill Capital, Weerasinghe didn’t pledge his alliance to Kandy SC, instead he joined Navy and started his professional rugby
career.

Thilina in action in 2016

From then on, he has grown immensely as a player, play-maker and kicker. What makes him stand out the most is the points that he accumulates with his boot and also with ball in hand – he always has his name on the score sheets. As a result, he has been the highest points scorer in the Dialog Club Rugby League during the last three seasons.

Thilina after receiving the award in 2016

Groomed under Nilfer Ibrahim and Nalaka Weerakkody in 2010 and 2011, Weerasinghe was a standout player even in his schooling days. He was amongst the top scorers, but unfortunately missed out on playing for the Junior Tuskers due to injury.

Thilina Weerasinghe, Navy’s Golden Boot

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Although he didn’t get much game time in his early days at Navy, he rose to the occasion when he was needed the most. After Reeza Mubarak and Nuwan Hettiarachchi left the club, it was Thilina who donned the #15 jersey for Navy.

This will be Weerasinghe’s first stint as captain and he will look forward to bringing Navy SC back to the top of the league after a 3rd place finish last season.

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