Schools’ Rugby 2018 fixtures released

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The biggest schoolboy event in the country, the Schools’ Rugby League is set to take the country ‘s rugby frenzied fraternity by storm in March as the league will kick off on the 9th of March 2018.

One of the most celebrated and followed events in the country, the Schools’ Rugby League will come alive for a whole new edition this year with the participation of 87 schools across 3 divisions. The league that will see a start during the second week of March will span over a period of four months and will come to a conclusion in June.

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The top tier competition, which is the ‘A’ Division competition will be the most anticipated contest where the top schools’ teams battle for the treasured Schools Rugby League crown.

According to the Sri Lanka Schools’ Rugby Football Association (SLSRFA) the 1st round of games will halt for the holy week during the March 29-31st weekend and for the New Year weekend in April (13th and 14th).

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Similar to last year, the tournament will have the first round in each of the divisions. After the conclusion of the first five weeks, the top 4 of ‘IA’ and ‘IIA’ will be retained and the eight teams will compete for the Cup title.

The lower two of each group will then be tied up with the top four of Division ‘B’ and will compete for the Plate title.

The basis for selecting the host team will be initially based on last year’s fixture. If the two teams have not played each other in the past season, they will have to abide by the SLSRFA’s host preference.

The groups for the 2018 Schools’ Season is as follows:

Division A
IAIIA
Royal College ColomboIsipathana College
Trinity College Wesley College
St. Joseph’s CollegeSt. Peter’s College
S. Thomas’ College Mt. LaviniaZahira College
St. Anthony’s CollegeDharmaraja College
Kingswood College D. S. Senanayake College
Division B
IBIIB
Science CollegeLumbini College Colombo
Vidyartha CollegePrince of Wales College Moratuwa
Ananda College ColomboMaliyadewa College Kurunegala
St. Benedict’s CollegeThurstan College
St. Sylvester’s CollegeMahanama College Colombo
Piliyandala MMV PiliyandalaRichmond College Galle
Division ‘A’ Fixtures (venues subjected to change)
1st Week 5th March to 12th March
 Home TeamVisiting TeamVenue
1Royal College ColomboKingswood College KandyRoyal Complex
2St. Anthony’s College KandyTrinity College KandyNittawela
3St. Joseph’s College ColomboS. Thomas’ College Mt. LaviniaCR & FC
4Isipathana College ColomboD.S.Senanayake College ColomboHavelock Park
5Wesley College ColomboDharmaraja College KandyCR & FC
6St. Peter’s College ColomboZahira College ColomboBambalapitiya
2nd Week 13th March to 19th March
 Home TeamVisiting TeamVenue
7St. Anthony’s College KandyRoyal College ColomboNittawela
8Kingswood College KandyS. Thomas’ College Mt. LaviniaBogambara
9Trinity College KandySt. Joseph’s College ColomboPallekelle
10Isipathana College ColomboDharmaraja College KandyHavelock Park
11D.S.Senanayake College ColomboZahira College ColomboTBC
12St. Peter’s College ColomboWesley CollegeBambalapitiya
3rd Week   20th March to 26th March
 Home TeamVisiting TeamVenue
13Royal College ColomboS. Thomas’ College Mt. LaviniaRoyal Complex
14St. Joseph’s CollegeSt. Anthony’s College KandyCR & FC
15Kingswood College KandyTrinity College KandyBogambara
16Zahira College ColomboIsipathana CollegeZahira Grounds
17St. Peter’s College ColomboDharmaraja College KandyBambalapitiya
18D.S.Senanayake College ColomboWesley College ColomboTBC
4th Week 02nd April to 10th April
 Home TeamVisiting TeamVenue
19St. Joseph’s College ColomboRoyal College ColomboCR & FC
20Trinity College KandyS. Thomas’ College Mt. LaviniaPallekelle
21St. Anthony’s College KandyKingswood College KandyNittawela
22St. Peter’s College ColomboIsipathana College ColomboHavelock Park
23Zahira College ColomboWesley College ColomboZahira Grounds
24Dharmaraja College KandyD.S.Senanayake College ColomboTBC
5th Week 19thApril to 25th April
 Home TeamVisiting TeamVenue
25Royal College ColomboTrinity College KandyRoyal Complex
26St. Joseph’s College ColomboKingswood College KandyCR & FC
27S. Thomas’ College Mt. LaviniaSt. Anthony’s College KandyMount Lavinia
28Isipathana College ColomboWesley College ColomboCR & FC
29St. Peter’s College ColomboD.S.Senanayake College ColomboBambalapitiya
30Zahira College ColomboDharmaraja College KandyZahira Grounds
Second Round Fixtures
WeekDates
Week 17th to 13th May
Week 214th to 20th May
Week 321st to 27th May
Week 428th May to 3rd June