The most awaited premier club rugby tournament in Sri Lanka will kick off at Beliatta between the defending champions Navy Sports Club and Hambanthota Sharks on October 31st Friday 2014. ThePapare briefly peaks into some noticeable changes.

Whether referees are getting it right or wrong is no longer the issue. Red and yellow cards are killing some potentially great rugby contests. Nobody wants to watch a match in which 14 plays 15 in a game that meanders towards one inevitable result.

The Sri Lankan Women’s Rugby team has proven themselves as a strong arm in Asian Rugby recently. Accelerating up the ranks from the 14th position to Asia’s 5th; the national squad escalated themselves into a team of contention in Thailand as well as in India last year.  

Sri Lanka Rugby Football Union (SLRFU) has invited Mr. Gabbei  (IRB Referee development consultant) to conduct a rugby refereeing programme for the local referees.

It is the traditional Bradby dinner at the school main hall. The clock stares 8.30pm. The Royal 1st XV captain Shehan Pathirana is delivering his address. Trinity has lost the 1st leg 25 to 33 few hours earlier at Bogambara. The chaps from Colombo are on cloud nine.

After Trinity College took the lead in the ‘The Bradby Shield’, ThePapare.com brings you the Pre-show before the 2nd leg featuring Rugby’s foremost presenter Shanaka Amarasinghe in conversation with former Royal and Coach Bilal Yusuf and Bradby winning Trinity Captain Milinda Gunawardena.

It will be a stunning sight to see the crowds gather at the Trinity Pallekelle Grounds, as the first contingent of the “TRINITY RED ARMY” (over 3000 fans/supporters all dressed in Red Tee Shirts), followed by the “ROYAL TUSKERS” (over 2000 in Blue and Gold Tee Shirts) – parade into the grounds before the commencement of the 2nd Leg of the 70th Trinity – Royal “Bradby Shield” encounter!

The island’s rugby fraternity bustle with hushed excitement as the platform is being set to host the “blue ribbon” event of the Sri Lanka rugby calendar; the glorious fight for school rugby’s prized possession; “The Bradby Shield”

On the eve of school rugby’s premier spectacle ‘The Bradby Shield’ contented for by Royal College Colombo and Trinity College Kandy, ThePapare.com brings you the Pre-show featuring Rugby’s foremost presenter Shanaka Amarasinghe in conversation with former Royal and Coach Bilal Yusuf and Bradby winning Trinity Captain Milinda Gunawardena.

Less than a week to go for one of  Sri Lanka’s biggest schools rugby fixtures; The Bradby. It generally spreads a fever through-out the rugby community in Sri Lanka and around the world. ThePapare takes a look at the roots of this great encounter and its glories of the past years.