After two successful seasons in the top flight of schools’ rugby, Science College, Mount Lavinia looks confident ahead of the upcoming schools’ rugby season. The energetic playing outfit will have their sights on clinching their first ever league title this season.

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Blast from the Past

Back in 2010 Science College made their entrance to the A division in the schools rugby league .With  the emergence of this relatively new entity, most assumed that they were just there to make up the numbers and would do the bare minimum to survive in the shadows of some of the giants in schools’ rugby arena. Years have gone by and they continue to defy expectations, despite several drawbacks, establishing themselves as a serious threat in the League. With the least amount of financial backing, it is the loyalty of old boys and well wishes that has kept the Science team afloat.

In the past 5 seasons, Science has managed to defeat every team in the top division of the League, which goes to show that they have been consistently good. From humble beginnings in 2010, they have improved immensely as a rugby playing school and producing some skillful talent to the country.

2015 was a fairytale year for Science as they defeated the much fancied heavyweights Isipathana in the final of President’s Trophy Knockouts to be crowned Champions. Unsurprisingly, this is their top achievement in the sporting arena. Of late, the school has produced players in the caliber of Richard and Richie Dharmapala, Lasindu Ishan, Prince Chamara, all of whom have played for the U19 Tuskers whilst Thanuja Maduranga, Nirosh Perera, Janith Laksara and Supun Dilshan were all a part of the U19 squad this year.

Last Season

Science College had quite a good season last time around, as they finished 4th in League, with a win-loss ratio of 6-3. They registered victories against St. Peter’s, Trinity,  Wesley, St. Anthony’s, Dharmaraja and Kingswood College and their three losses came against the top sides Isipathana, S.Thomas’ and Royal College.

Unfortunately, in quite a disappointing turn of events, they were unable to attempt to defend their President’s Trophy title as financial difficulties prevented them from participating in the tournament.

The troubles have trickled down to this year as well, with some of their top players being approached by other schools but the Rugby committee has stood firmly behind its players.

Players to watch out for

Dhananjaya

Dhananjaya Fonseka – He is a brutal runner and creative in terms of breaking the opposite defensive line. He will have a big part in terms of marshaling his troops.

Sanjula

Sanjula Rohan – He was amazing last year with his dazzling footwork and the speed. The last minute try against Trinity College last year he will not forget.

Hashan

Hashan Madumadawa – Nippy scrum half was a gem of a talent. He too played so well last season. However, interestingly he might play in the center in few matches than in his half back position, said coach Ibrahim

Nishara

The 6 foot tall Prop forward, Nishara Kavinda, who weighs in at 98kg, will be a vital part in the Science team this season. He comes into this season with 2 years’ experience in the first XV and will be hoping to impress.

Coaching staff
Ronny Ibrahim needs no introduction as he coached the national side a few years back. Ronny is also the man in charge of Havelocks team who were the Dialog Rugby League runners-up.

““I think all our players are stars, I believe in all and Science will be dangerous to other schools this year” said Ronny Ibrahim

Squad 2017

  • Everyone
  • Center
  • Flanker
  • Fly Half
  • Full Back
  • Hooker
  • Number 8
  • Prop
  • Scrum Half
  • Second Row
  • Wing
  • Dhananjaya Fonseka (C)
    Centre / Number 8
    Dhananjaya Fonseka (C)
    Centre / Number 8

    Position: Centre / Number 8

    D.O.B: 11/02/1999

    Height (ft): 5' 9"

    Weight (kg): 79

    Years in play: 2

  • Ronni Ibrahim
    Head Coach
    Ronni Ibrahim
    Head Coach

    Science College Rugby Team 2017 Head Coach

  • Tharindu Jayaweera
    Prop
    Tharindu Jayaweera
    Prop

    Position: Prop

    D.O.B: 08/07/1998

    Height (ft): 5' 9"

    Weight (kg): 82

    Years in play: 2

  • Santhush Ayeshmantha
    Second Row
    Santhush Ayeshmantha
    Second Row

    Position: Second Row

    D.O.B: 05/16/2000

    Height (ft): 5' 1"

    Weight (kg): 78

    Years in play: 1

  • Ravindu Subasinghe
    Prop
    Ravindu Subasinghe
    Prop

    Position: Prop

    D.O.B: 02/01/1999

    Height (ft): 5' 9"

    Weight (kg): 95

    Years in play: 3

  • Sashin Munasinghe
    Hooker / Number 8
    Sashin Munasinghe
    Hooker / Number 8

    Position: Hooker / Number 8 

    D.O.B: 10/04/2000

    Height (ft): 5' 7"

    Weight (kg): 80

    Years in play: 2

  • Denuwan Lakrandu
    Second Row
    Denuwan Lakrandu
    Second Row

    Position: Second Row 

    D.O.B: 07/13/2001

    Height (ft): 6' 2"

    Weight (kg): 83

    Years in play: 2

  • Chanuka Gihan
    Flanker
    Chanuka Gihan
    Flanker

    Position: Flanker 

    D.O.B: 04/07/1999

    Height (ft): 5' 9"

    Weight (kg): 63

    Years in play: 2

  • Viman Kavinda
    Flanker
    Viman Kavinda
    Flanker

    Position: Flanker 

    D.O.B: 03/28/1999

    Height (ft): 5' 8"

    Weight (kg): 80

    Years in play: 3

  • Nuwan Dasanayake
    Number 8
    Nuwan Dasanayake
    Number 8

    Position: Number 8

    D.O.B: 01/10/1998

    Height (ft): 5' 8"

    Weight (kg): 80

    Years in play: 4

  • Sanjula Rohan
    Wing
    Sanjula Rohan
    Wing

    Position: Wing 

    D.O.B: 08/16/2000

    Height (ft): 5' 2"

    Weight (kg): 58

    Years in play: 3

  • Imash
    Full Back
    Imash
    Full Back

    Position: Full Back

    D.O.B: 12/01/2000

    Height (ft): 5' 7"

    Weight (kg): 57

    Years in play: 2

  • Hashan Madumadawa
    Center / Scrum Half
    Hashan Madumadawa
    Center / Scrum Half

    Position: Center / Scrum Half

    D.O.B: 07/25/1999

    Height (ft): 5' 2"

    Weight (kg): 63

    Years in play: 3

  • Harshana Samararatne
    Full Back
    Harshana Samararatne
    Full Back

    Position: Full Back 

    D.O.B: 11/02/1999

    Height (ft): 5' 11"

    Weight (kg): 67

    Years in play: 2

  • Iresh de Silva
    Wing
    Iresh de Silva
    Wing

    Position: Wing

    D.O.B: 04/06/1998

    Height (ft): 5' 6"

    Weight (kg): 60

    Years in play: 2

  • Kalindu Nandila
    Scrum Half
    Kalindu Nandila
    Scrum Half

    Position: Scrum Half

    D.O.B: 08/15/2000

    Height (ft): 5' 3"

    Weight (kg): 55

    Years in play: 2

  • Vibuda Sahan
    Fly Half / Center
    Vibuda Sahan
    Fly Half / Center

    Position: Fly Half / Center 

    D.O.B: 04/05/1999

    Height (ft): 5' 9"

    Weight (kg): 68

    Years in play: 3

  • Shemil Dhananjaya
    Wing
    Shemil Dhananjaya
    Wing

    Position: Wing

    D.O.B: 04/19/1999

    Height (ft): 5' 7"

    Weight (kg): 56

    Years in play: 2

  • Kasun Madusanka
    Second Row
    Kasun Madusanka
    Second Row

    Position: Second Row 

    D.O.B: 04/21/1999

    Height (ft): 5' 8"

    Weight (kg): 64

    Years in play: 2

  • Ravindu Sampath Kulathunga
    Second Row / Flanker
    Ravindu Sampath Kulathunga
    Second Row / Flanker

    Position: Second Row / Flanker 

    D.O.B: 03/10/1998

    Height (ft): 6' 0"

    Weight (kg): 65

    Years in play: 4

  • Ruchira Kavinda
    Prop
    Ruchira Kavinda
    Prop

    Position: Prop

    D.O.B: 06/13/2000

    Height (ft): 6' 0"

    Weight (kg): 105

    Years in play: 2

  • Nishara Kavinda
    Prop
    Nishara Kavinda
    Prop

    Position: Prop

    D.O.B: 09/05/2000

    Height (ft): 6' 1"

    Weight (kg): 98

    Years in play: 2

  • Rashmika Thanuja
    Hooker
    Rashmika Thanuja
    Hooker

    Position: Hooker

    D.O.B: 05/16/2000

    Height (ft): 5' 2"

    Weight (kg): 70

    Years in play: 2

  • Dilshan Maduwantha
    Number 8
    Dilshan Maduwantha
    Number 8

    Position: Number 8

    D.O.B: 07/19/1998

    Height (ft): 5' 4"

    Weight (kg): 95

    Years in play: 2

  • Gayan Sampath
    Wing
    Gayan Sampath
    Wing

    Position: Wing 

    D.O.B: 05/26/1999

    Height (ft): 5' 1"

    Weight (kg): 59

    Years in play: 1

  • Shaminka Malinda
    Hooker / Flanker
    Shaminka Malinda
    Hooker / Flanker

    Position: Hooker / Flanker 

    D.O.B: 11/25/1999

    Height (ft): 5' 8"

    Weight (kg): 79

    Years in play: 2

  • Dilshan
    Hooker
    Dilshan
    Hooker

    Position: Hooker

    D.O.B: 11/12/1999

    Height (ft): 5' 4"

    Weight (kg): 69

    Years in play: 1

  • Thimira Chalitha
    Hooker / Flanker
    Thimira Chalitha
    Hooker / Flanker

    Position: Hooker / Flanker 

    D.O.B: 10/22/1998

    Height (ft): 5' 3"

    Weight (kg): 75

    Years in play: 2

  • Abishek Rasanjana
    Second Row
    Abishek Rasanjana
    Second Row

    Position: Second Row 

    D.O.B: 11/21/1999

    Height (ft): 6' 0"

    Weight (kg): 60

    Years in play: 2

  • Minusha Themiya
    Second Row
    Minusha Themiya
    Second Row

    Position: Second Row

    D.O.B: 12/19/2001

    Height (ft): 5' 7"

    Weight (kg): 57

    Years in play: 1

  • Chathura Pradeep
    Second Row
    Chathura Pradeep
    Second Row

    Position: Second Row

    D.O.B: 04/15/1999

    Height (ft): 5' 5"

    Weight (kg): 60

    Years in play: 2

  • Akash Madushanka
    Wing
    Akash Madushanka
    Wing

    Position: Wing

    D.O.B: 07/26/2001

    Height (ft): 5' 11"

    Weight (kg): 60

    Years in play: 1

  • Nilosh Ranjith
    Hooker
    Nilosh Ranjith
    Hooker

    Position: Hooker

    D.O.B: 09/10/1999

    Height (ft): 5' 1"

    Weight (kg): 60

    Years in play: 1

  • Sandeep Rukshitha
    Hooker
    Sandeep Rukshitha
    Hooker

    Position: Hooker

    D.O.B: 08/08/2000

    Height (ft): 5' 6"

    Weight (kg): 70

    Years in play: 2

  • Navindu Madushan
    Center
    Navindu Madushan
    Center

    Position: Center 

    D.O.B: 08/15/2001

    Height (ft): 5' 7"

    Weight (kg): 67

    Years in play: 1

  • Hasaranga Mudalige
    Fly Half
    Hasaranga Mudalige
    Fly Half

    Position: Fly Half

    D.O.B: 02/07/2001

    Height (ft): 5' 8"

    Weight (kg): 60

    Years in play: 1

  • Chamendra Jayakody
    Prop / Hooker
    Chamendra Jayakody
    Prop / Hooker

    Position: Prop / Hooker 

    D.O.B: 02/13/1998

    Height (ft): 5' 8"

    Weight (kg): 85

    Years in play: 1

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