Sharo Fernando

At 6’2, the tattooed 100kg forward Sharo Fernando is an unforgettable character to anyone who has followed rugby in Sri Lanka. He cuts a commanding figure on the rugby field with penchant for getting himself into trouble. A former...
Jason Dissanayake

Standing just over 6 feet tall, Jason Dissanayake is somewhat of a towering figure off the field and if reports are to be trusted, he packs a pretty mean punch on the field as well. Inspired by his uncle who...

With an average 2015/16 club season, a failed Asian 15’s competition, a drubbing in the Olympic 7’s qualifications and a controversy riddled schools season, we are forced to question ourselves ‘what  is causing such abysmal failures’. The only way to...
Renaz Mohammed

“Renaz Mohammad” might not be a name that is mentioned frequently in the current rugby circles, but rewind to year the 2001, the 1st ever Singer Sri Lanka Rugby 7’s in Bogambara, a 16 year old named ‘Renaz Mohammad’...
Rugby graphic

I saw an interesting writing on Facebook the other day, which was based on two parents’ conversation regarding rugby.One Father could not fathom why the other would invest so much time, effort, and money, just so that his son...
Imad Reyal

Lankan born Imad Reyal stole the spotlight last week in the Asia Rugby Championship Division II when his scintillating performance took the United Arab Emirates to a title win.Starting off in the UAE XV’s jersey for the Division II...
Where have all the good men gone?

From a very young age, we were taught that Rugby was a ‘hooligans game played by gentlemen’, sadly this seems to be an idea lost in the Sri Lanka schools rugby community. Over the past five years, there have been...
Leicester City

They said that it was wishful thinking. They said that they would start falling away in the New Year. The English Premier League is an unforgiving mechanism which showcases to the sporting world, the great divide between the supremely...
S.Thomas’ & Isipathana – the ones to catch

Last week got off to the worst possible start, with the sad news of the demise of Sajith Mallikaarachchi, one of the best rugby talents to be produced by Sri Lanka. Although I did not know Sajith that well...
Royals Rolling Maul

Hena’kankanamage. A name impossible to pronounce at the first, or even second attempt. But anyone present at the Royal College Sports Complex on Saturday, won’t forget it in a hurry. Though not the best game of rugby in terms...