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.

The Sri Lanka XV’s rugby team really challenged one of the big two Asian Nations for the first time in the longer version of the game this weekend when they went down to Hong Kong 41-10 at the Colombo Race Course grounds. 

The Royal College Union is planning to organize the first BRADBY FIESTA to be held adjacent to the main event at the Bloomfield C&AC Colombo from 10 a.m to 12 midnight on the 10th of May 2014.