Prince of Wales College, Moratuwa has made a return to the A division segment of the schools Rugby league after a lapse of 8 years having last being a part of the top tier in 2009.

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This year the Cambrians field a very young outfit which includes 5 U-16 players and are determined to remain in the top league at the end of the season and provide the youngsters a platform to excel in the coming years.

Blast from the past

Cricket is the most popular sport at Prince of Wales.  Cambrians have gifted talented cricketers to the national fold and Rugby takes a back seat at the Cricket crazy school in Moratuwa.  Having taken up the oval shaped ball game in 1979 Cambrians first emerged in the 7s format and joined the league the following year in 1980. Udaya Sanjula represented the country with the junior national team at the Rugby ASIAD last year and is testament to the potential and the talent at Prince of Wales.

Last year

The 2016 season saw Prince of Wales ending the league as the runners up of the B division segment, they entered the top fold under controversial circumstances as they were placed 13th in the overall standing but were picked to play in the top league. Cambrians were captained by Neshaka Prasanjana and saw 10of their senior players leave the team at the end of the year.

Players to watch out for

Primesh Dhanushka (C)

Primesh Perera: Cambrian Skipper, Primesh is a nippy scrum half who is playing his 4th and final year of 1st XV rugby for Prince of Wales.  Having gathered valuable experience during the last three years sharpening his skills as a half back, Primesh will be hoping to play a pivotal role as the skipper of the side and the chief decision maker.

Thisara Divanka: The deputy of the team Thisara is the man at the back of the scrum and will be leading the forwards to the battle. Known for his fierce tackles and spotting the gaps in open play Thisara will be looking to provide good clean ball to his speedy backs.

Heshan Thilakarathne

Heshan Thilakarathne: At 6’1 and weighing over 80kg Heshan is the largest man on the POW team this year.  A utility forward who is able to fit in to lock or the third-row, Heshan is a strong ball carrier and will be looking to gain important yards for the Cambrians this season.

Jehan De Silva

Jehan De Silva: De Silva will be playing his 3rd and the final year for the Moratuwa outfit as a center and has earned a name for himself as a destructive runner with an elusive step that can confuse the opposition defence.

Nalin Tharanga

Nalin Tharanga: Tharanga is another senior player who will play his last year for the Cambrians. Playing as the fullback of the team, a lot will depend on his defensive capabilities as the last line of defence. Tharanga is also the go to kicker of the side and will hope to make a difference in the closely fought games.

Coaching staff

The Cambrians are coached by their longstanding coach Mr. Chandralal Samarakoon. He has been the sole dedicated livewire of Prince of Wales Rugby and has made it his life’s mission to make sure the Cambrians become challenging mainstays in the top division.

Squad 2017

  • Everyone
  • Center
  • Flanker
  • Fly Half
  • Full Back
  • Hooker
  • Lock
  • Number 8
  • Prop
  • Scrum Half
  • Third Row
  • Wing
  • Primesh Dhanushka (C)
    Scrum Half
    Primesh Dhanushka (C)
    Scrum Half

    Position: Scrum Half 

    D.O.B: 28/03/1998

    Height (ft): 5' 5"

    Weight (kg): 56

    Years in play: 4

  • Mr. Chandralal Samarakoon
    Head Coach
    Mr. Chandralal Samarakoon
    Head Coach

    Prince of Wales' College Rugby Team 2017 Head Coach

  • M. Azmi Thassim
    Assistant Coach
    M. Azmi Thassim
    Assistant Coach

    Prince of Wales' College Rugby Team 2017 Assistant Coach

  • Nalin Tharanga
    Full Back
    Nalin Tharanga
    Full Back

    Position: Full Back 

    D.O.B: 22/10/1998

    Height (ft): 5' 5"

    Weight (kg): 57

    Years in play: 4

  • Shihon Fernanado
    Hooker
    Shihon Fernanado
    Hooker

    Position: Hooker

    D.O.B: 30/11/1998

    Height (ft): 5' 6"

    Weight (kg): 82

    Years in play: 3

  • Jehan De Silva
    Center
    Jehan De Silva
    Center

    Position: Center

    D.O.B: 01/05/1998

    Height (ft): 5' 5"

    Weight (kg): 63

    Years in play: 3

  • Dilshan Lahiru
    Wing
    Dilshan Lahiru
    Wing

    Position: Wing 

    D.O.B: 06/04/1998

    Height (ft): 5' 7"

    Weight (kg): 54

    Years in play: 1

  • Pushpa Fernando
    Fly Half
    Pushpa Fernando
    Fly Half

    Position: Fly Half 

    D.O.B: 03/02/2002

    Height (ft): 5' 5"

    Weight (kg): 62

    Years in play: 1

  • Dileepa Madushanka
    Lock
    Dileepa Madushanka
    Lock

    Position: Lock 

    D.O.B: 14/04/1999

    Height (ft): 6' 0"

    Weight (kg): 62

    Years in play: 2

  • Sachin Gomez
    Flanker
    Sachin Gomez
    Flanker

    Position: Flanker

    D.O.B: 14/02/1999

    Height (ft): 5' 6"

    Weight (kg): 62

    Years in play: 1

  • Achintha Kaushlya
    Wing
    Achintha Kaushlya
    Wing

    Position: Wing 

    D.O.B: 02/09/2002

    Height (ft): 5' 7"

    Weight (kg): 55

    Years in play: 1

  • Nipuna Nadun
    Wing
    Nipuna Nadun
    Wing

    Position: Wing 

    D.O.B: 24/04/2002

    Height (ft): 5' 4"

    Weight (kg): 53

    Years in play: 1

  • Sanjana Fernando
    Scrum Half
    Sanjana Fernando
    Scrum Half

    Position: Scrum Half 

    D.O.B: 16/10/1999

    Height (ft): 5' 3"

    Weight (kg): 60

    Years in play: 1

  • Suwetha Sithmina
    Wing
    Suwetha Sithmina
    Wing

    Position: Wing 

    D.O.B: 01/11/2002

    Height (ft): 5' 6"

    Weight (kg): 55

    Years in play: 1

  • Sanjana Marasinghe
    Wing
    Sanjana Marasinghe
    Wing

    Position: Wing 

    D.O.B: 28/11/1998

    Height (ft): 5' 8"

    Weight (kg): 56

    Years in play: 2

  • Vihanga Shaveen
    Prop
    Vihanga Shaveen
    Prop

    Position: Prop 

    D.O.B: 09/08/2000

    Height (ft): 5' 7"

    Weight (kg): 95

    Years in play: 1

  • Sohan Perera
    Wing
    Sohan Perera
    Wing

    Position: Wing 

    D.O.B: 14/11/2000

    Height (ft): 5' 7"

    Weight (kg): 54

    Years in play: 1

  • Isiwara Irugalbandara
    Wing
    Isiwara Irugalbandara
    Wing

    Position: Wing 

    D.O.B: 27/01/1999

    Height (ft): 5' 7"

    Weight (kg): 60

    Years in play: 1

  • Mishon Hasintha
    Wing
    Mishon Hasintha
    Wing

    Position: Wing

    D.O.B: 04/02/1998

    Height (ft): 5' 7"

    Weight (kg): 56

    Years in play: 2

  • Sudana Gunarathne
    Flanker
    Sudana Gunarathne
    Flanker

    Position: Flanker 

    D.O.B: 07/07/1998

    Height (ft): 5' 4"

    Weight (kg): 56

    Years in play: 3

  • Hashan Thalwatte
    Flanker
    Hashan Thalwatte
    Flanker

    Position: Flanker 

    D.O.B: 11/09/1998

    Height (ft): 5' 5"

    Weight (kg): 72

    Years in play: 2

  • Heshan Thilakarathne
    Lock / Third Row
    Heshan Thilakarathne
    Lock / Third Row

    Position: Lock / Third Row

    D.O.B: 10/08/1999

    Height (ft): 6' 1"

    Weight (kg): 87

    Years in play: 2

  • Bulitha Weerasinghe
    Prop
    Bulitha Weerasinghe
    Prop

    Position: Prop 

    D.O.B: 08/09/1999

    Height (ft): 5' 8"

    Weight (kg): 104

    Years in play: 3

  • Hirushan Fernando
    Third Row
    Hirushan Fernando
    Third Row

    Position: Third Row

    D.O.B: 08/01/1998

    Height (ft): 5' 5"

    Weight (kg): 70

    Years in play: 3

  • Vindo De Silva
    Prop
    Vindo De Silva
    Prop

    Position: Prop

    D.O.B: 07/12/1998

    Height (ft): 5' 9"

    Weight (kg): 96

    Years in play: 2

  • Ruchith Sathnidu
    Flanker
    Ruchith Sathnidu
    Flanker

    Position: Flanker 

    D.O.B: 17/07/2002

    Height (ft): 5' 4"

    Weight (kg): 78

    Years in play: 1

  • Naveesha Fernando
    Prop / Lock
    Naveesha Fernando
    Prop / Lock

    Position: Prop / Lock 

    D.O.B: 22/09/1998

    Height (ft): 5' 10"

    Weight (kg): 98

    Years in play: 1

  • Supun Honnathara
    Center
    Supun Honnathara
    Center

    Position: Center

    D.O.B: 16/03/1999

    Height (ft): 5' 8"

    Weight (kg): 70

    Years in play: 3

  • Gihan Avishka
    Wing / Center
    Gihan Avishka
    Wing / Center

    Position: Wing / Center 

    D.O.B: 04/01/2000

    Height (ft): 5' 8"

    Weight (kg): 62

    Years in play: 2

  • Thisara Divanka
    Number 8
    Thisara Divanka
    Number 8

    Position: Number 8

    D.O.B: 22/10/1998

    Height (ft): 5' 8"

    Weight (kg): 78

    Years in play: 4

  • Ashan Fernando
    Hooker
    Ashan Fernando
    Hooker

    Position: Hooker

    D.O.B: 05/01/2000

    Height (ft): 5' 8"

    Weight (kg): 70

    Years in play: 1

  • Dineth Perera
    Prop / Lock
    Dineth Perera
    Prop / Lock

    Position: Prop / Lock 

    D.O.B: 15/06/2000

    Height (ft): 6' 1"

    Weight (kg): 120

    Years in play: 1

  • Supun Fernando
    Center
    Supun Fernando
    Center

    Position: Center

    D.O.B: 27/01/2000

    Height (ft): 5' 6"

    Weight (kg): 78

    Years in play: 1

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