Police SC would be looking to put a horror season (2015/16) behind them and prove all doubters wrong as they aim to make their mark in the upcoming (2016/17) season of the Dialog Rugby League.

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Recent past

Police SC began the past season (2015/16) as title contenders but in a season that saw many players ruled out due to injuries and the inconsistent form of key players meant that Police SC had to settle for 5th place in the overall standings.

They looked to be heading in the right direction with the recruitment of national players in the likes of Rizah Mubarak, Achala Perera, Terence Henry, Sharo Fernando, Chamara Dabare and Bilal Hassen but it did not pay off well for the cops.

The great wall of Police SC in defense  and the standout player last season was the Centre Mushin Faleel as he stood firm in an otherwise ordinary Police side. Mushin was a wall in defence and the penetrator in attack as he soldiered ahead almost as a lone warrior for the Cops.

As results went south, the recruitment policy came crashing down on Police SC resulting in many big name players leaving for the upcoming (2016/17) season.

The Squad

Experienced heads

Experienced Hooker Achala Perera will be the lynchpin of the forwards pack, exerting his power and making his presence felt in the middle of the scrum. Standing at 5 feet and 6 inches and 106 kilograms, Achala will look to make his presence felt, literally.

Radeesha Senevirathna, this time a back row forward standing at a little over 5 5” and 82KGs, the combative forward will look to make his presence felt, particularly at the break down. Having the ability to slot into any position in the back row would be an added advantage as Radeesha would be looking to better his performance from last season.

Abzal Mohamed springs into mind as we switch our attention to the back line of Police SC. The fleet footed utility back can fit in anywhere from Scrum Half to Fullback. Having played mainly in the Scrum Half position, Abzal would look to make a noteworthy contribution this time around.

Finally the Wall of the Police defence from last season, Mushin Faleel will look to add to his breakthrough season (15/16) and even make a push towards the National fold. Having the ability to slot in at inside or outside Centre, Mushin would look to make full use of his power and agile game.

Young Blood
Even though he has plenty of experience in the National and International fold, at a very tender age of 20 Reeza Raffaideen would be looking to add to his club rugby career as he looks to be a potent finisher on the Wing for Police SC. Having made a smooth transition from School to Club Rugby, Reeza ensured that he stayed injury free and did not let his form dip throughout the year, having impressed in the recently concluded tournaments.

Having had an average school season last time around, Sandesh Jayawickrama would look to make a name for himself under his old coach Rajeev Perera. Sandesh would look to direct traffic as he hopes to make a smooth slot in at the all-important Fly Half position.

Taking his school into the A division for the 2017 school season, Wajid Fawmy from Zahira College will look to take his exceptional form into the club rugby arena. Having featured prominently in the Flanker position, Wajid would look to make his defensive ability help him book a place in the first XV team.

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Having taken over at the helm of Police Rugby, Coach Sudath Sampath will be looking to heal the wounds caused from last season as he looks to put Police Rugby at ease. Police managed just 8 wins in the whole of last season (League and Knockouts inclusive) but Coach Sudath will be looking to make changes in the system and better that number this time around.

Rajeev Perera, former Peterite coach joins the coaching setup of Police Rugby. Rajeev brings in a wealth of expertise along with him from the past coaching assignments he has had and as he along with head Coach Sudath would look to hit the ground running when Police takes on Navy in the season opener.

Chamika Ranasinghe will be the manager as Manuka Gunarathne assists in the treatment room of Police rugby.

Prospects for 2016/17:  Ending in the middle of the table resulted in the loss of many big named players and it will a mighty task for Police to finish in the top four this time around but it would be a challenge they will be looking to meet head on.

Squad 2016/17
  • Sudath Sampath
    Coach
    Sudath Sampath
    Coach

    Police Rugby Team 2016 Coach

  • Chamika Ranasinghe
    Manager
    Chamika Ranasinghe
    Manager

    Police Rugby Team 2016 Manager

  • Udara Sooriyapperuma
    Flanker / Second Row
    Udara Sooriyapperuma
    Flanker / Second Row

    Position: Flanker/ Second Row

    Height: 5' 11"

    Weight (kg): 82

    Age: 28

    School: Ananda College

  • Jayanga Silva
    Hooker
    Jayanga Silva
    Hooker

    Position: Hooker

    Height: 5' 9'

    Weight: 108

    Age: 28

    School: Prince of Wales' College

  • Achala Perera
    Hooker
    Achala Perera
    Hooker

    Position: Hooker

    Height: 5' 6'

    Weight: 106

    Age: 30

    School: Kingswood College

  • Amila Predeep
    Fly Half / Center
    Amila Predeep
    Fly Half / Center

    Position: Fly Half / Center

    Height: 5' 7'

    Weight: 76

    Age: 28

    School: S. Thomas' Matale

  • Chamod Rukshan
    Second Row
    Chamod Rukshan
    Second Row

    Position: Second Row

    Height: 6' 3'

    Weight (kg): 98

    Age: 22

    School: Lumbini College

  • Chanaka Bandara
    Wing
    Chanaka Bandara
    Wing

    Position: Wing

    Height: 5' 10"

    Weight (kg): 63

    Age: 26

    School: S. Thomas' Matale

  • Priyankara Sandaruwan
    Full Back/ Wing
    Priyankara Sandaruwan
    Full Back/ Wing

    Position: Full Back/ Wing

    Height: 5' 8"

    Weight (kg): 70

    Age: 25

    School: Devepathiraja College

  • Mohan Wimalarathne
    Second Row
    Mohan Wimalarathne
    Second Row

    Position: Second Row

    Height: 6' 2"

    Weight (kg): 82

    Age: 23

    School: Mahanama College

  • Jeewan Ekanayake
    Second Row/ Flanker
    Jeewan Ekanayake
    Second Row/ Flanker

    Position: Second Row/ Flanker

    Height: 5' 11"

    Weight (kg): 85

    Age: 27

    School: Giraduwa Kotte

  • Dhanushka Edirisuriya
    Second Row/ Flanker
    Dhanushka Edirisuriya
    Second Row/ Flanker

    Position: Second Row/ Flanker

    Height: 5' 10"

    Weight (kg): 87

    Age: 28

    School: Mahagamasekara College

  • Narendra Perera
    Flanker
    Narendra Perera
    Flanker

    Position: Flanker

    Height: 5' 10"

    Weight (kg): 85

    Age: 19

    School: St. Peter's College

  • Udaya Sanjula
    Flanker
    Udaya Sanjula
    Flanker

    Position: Flanker

    Height: 5' 11"

    Weight (kg): 73

    Age: 20

    School: Prince of Wales' College

  • Dushan Viranga
    Flanker
    Dushan Viranga
    Flanker

    Position: Flanker

    Height: 5' 3"

    Weight (kg): 64

    Age: 19

    School: Thurstan College

  • Nirhan Gunawijaya
    Scrum Half
    Nirhan Gunawijaya
    Scrum Half

    Position: Scrum Half

    Height: 5' 6"

    Weight (kg): 66

    Age: 19

    School: Zahira College

  • Thivanka Rathnayake
    Wing
    Thivanka Rathnayake
    Wing

    Position: Wing

    Height: 5' 7"

    Weight (kg): 60

    Age: 21

    School: Kingswood College

  • Wajid Fawmy
    Second Row
    Wajid Fawmy
    Second Row

    Position: Second Row

    Height: 5' 11"

    Weight (kg): 76

    Age: 19

    School: Zahira College

  • Sujan Kodithuwakku
    Wing
    Sujan Kodithuwakku
    Wing

    Position: Wing

    Height: 5' 7"

    Weight (kg): 64

    Age: 21

    School: Prince of Wales' College

  • Gihan Silva
    Wing
    Gihan Silva
    Wing

    Position: Wing

    Height: 5' 10"

    Weight (kg): 75

    Age: 22

    School: Science College

  • Harsha Senevirathna
    Second Row
    Harsha Senevirathna
    Second Row

    Position: Second Row

    Height: 6' 4"

    Weight (kg): 77

    Age: 19

    School: Kingswood College

  • Rumesh Premathilake
    Flanker
    Rumesh Premathilake
    Flanker

    Position: Flanker

    Height: 5' 9"

    Weight (kg): 75

    Age: 22

    School: Kingswood College

  • Dhanilsha Dissanayake
    Hooker
    Dhanilsha Dissanayake
    Hooker

    Position: Hooker

    Height: 5' 6"

    Weight (kg): 93

    Age: 19

    School: St. Peter's College

  • Radeesha Senevirathna
    Number 8
    Radeesha Senevirathna
    Number 8

    Position: Number 8

    Height: 5' 6"

    Weight (kg): 82

    Age: 29

    School: Vidyartha College

  • Harsha Iroshan
    Wing
    Harsha Iroshan
    Wing

    Position: Wing

    Height: 5' 10"

    Weight (kg): 70

    Age: 24

    School: Panadura Royal

  • Sandesh Jayawickrama
    Fly Half
    Sandesh Jayawickrama
    Fly Half

    Position: Fly Half

    Height: 5' 11"

    Weight (kg): 78

    Age: 19

    School: St. Peter's College

  • Udara Gayan
    Prop Forward
    Udara Gayan
    Prop Forward

    Position: Prop Forward

    Height: 5' 8"

    Weight (kg): 115

    Age: 23

    School: Wesley College

  • Hashan Gomes
    Scrum Half / Full back
    Hashan Gomes
    Scrum Half / Full back

    Position: Scrum Half / Full back

    Height: 5' 6"

    Weight (kg): 73

    Age: 29

    School: St. Joseph's College

  • Abzal Mohamed
    Scrum Half
    Abzal Mohamed
    Scrum Half

    Position: Scrum Half

    Height: 5' 10"

    Weight (kg): 72

    Age: 25

    School: Kingswood College

  • Romesh Achirige
    Second Row
    Romesh Achirige
    Second Row

    Position: Second Row

    Height: 6' 3"

    Weight (kg): 104

    Age: 32

    School: Richmond College

  • Reeza Raffaideen
    Wing
    Reeza Raffaideen
    Wing

    Position: Wing

    Height: 5' 11"

    Weight (kg): 81

    Age: 20

    School: Kingswood College

  • Mushin Faleel
    Center
    Mushin Faleel
    Center

    Position: Center

    Height: 5' 11"

    Weight (kg): 86

    Age: 25

    School: Royal College

  • Pruthuvi Attanayake
    Number 8
    Pruthuvi Attanayake
    Number 8

    Position: Number 8

    Height: 6'

    Weight (kg): 92

    Age: 20

    School: St. Sylvester's College

  • Thuan Mishal
    Prop Forward
    Thuan Mishal
    Prop Forward

    Position: Prop Forward

    Height: 5' 6"

    Weight (kg): 104

    Age: 20

    School: Wayamba Royal

  • Joel Perera
    Flanker
    Joel Perera
    Flanker

    Position: Flanker

    Height: 6'

    Weight (kg): 89

    Age: 21

    School: Wesley College

  • Rajitha Sansony
    Full Back / Wing
    Rajitha Sansony
    Full Back / Wing

    Position: Full Back / Wing

    Height: 5' 9"

    Weight (kg): 78

    Age: 25

    School: Kingswood College

  • Randeera De Silva
    Prop Forward
    Randeera De Silva
    Prop Forward

    Position: Prop Forward

    Height: 6'

    Weight (kg): 116

    Age: 22

    School: Wesley College

  • Fariz Ali
    Fly Half / Center
    Fariz Ali
    Fly Half / Center

    Position: Fly Half / Center

    Height: 5' 8"

    Weight (kg): 70

    Age: 20

    School: Kingswood College

  • Manuka Gunaratne
    Physio
    Manuka Gunaratne
    Physio

    Police Rugby Team 2016 Physio

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