The boys from Bambalapitiya have always been a force to reckon with in the schools’ rugby arena but they haven’t been able produce a champion outfit of late. With a young outfit this season, the ‘Bamba Brigade’ will strive towards securing a much needed league title for their alma-mater.

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Blast from the Past

With the privilege of being one of the first four schools to play rugby in Sri Lanka, St Peter’s College started their rugby journey way back in 1932 under the captaincy of Lim Billimoria. Since then the school has been a humble servant of rugby to this beautiful island. St Peter’s has produced legendary players like Archibald Perera, Darrel Wimalarathna, Frank Hubert and many more who have donned the blue, white and gold jersey.

Of late, St. Peter’s has produced players in the likes of Danushka Ranjan, the highest try scorer in the most recently concluded Club Rugby League, Dulaj Perera, the highest points scorer of the same, Nishon Perera, Kevin Dixon, Sharo Fernando , Banuka Nanayakkara, Anuradha Herath, Sandun Herath , Suhiru Anthony and Lee Keegal.

Last Season

The first half of the season was a bit shaky but the Peter-ites improved immensely by the end of the season. They finished 5th in the league and losing in the semifinals of the knockouts meant that they couldn’t claim any silverware for the year 2016.

St. Peter’s efforts on the field were rewarded when skipper Diyath Fernando and Theekshana Dissanayake were picked in the Junior Tuskers Under 18 7s team. Sandesh Jayawickrama and Ravin Yapa went on to represent the Under 19 Junior Tuskers.

With more than 10 Seniors leaving the team this year, this young squad will have to take up more responsibility if they are to do better than last season.

Players to watch out for:

Diyath Fernando

Diyath Fernando will lead the Bamba Bridge this year .His speed and skills will be tested throughout the season as he will be the key to St. Peter’s fortunes. It will be interesting to see in which position he plays, Centre or Full back.

Stephan Sivaraj

Stephan Sivaraj has been the unsung hero of this Peterite outfit. Outstanding with his boot and with his hands too, he will be the catalyst in decision making  for the Peterites.

Theekshana Heshan

Theekshana Heshan, the try scoring machine for the Peterites is another important match winner and will be expected to score regularly this season. The power, speed and ability to counter attack the opposition will make a massive impact to the game.

Angalo Mendis

Angelo Mendis will lead the forwards this time around. He is expected to either play as a flanker or at No 08. His turnovers in the breakdown and his experience will be advantage for this young team. He is a good ball carrier and will be a vital asset in the scrums for the Peterites.

Coaching staff

Experience coach Colin Denish will coach the Peterites for the second consecutive year while Henry Terrance will be second in command. Coach Colin knows the players well and he will look to make the most of the players he has at his disposal.

“So far we started our pre season really well, we did our basics and played few friendlies and we will do the season well” Diyath Fernando 

“Pre-season preparation was very good, we had a mission this year and we have achieved our goals in the pre-season, not only the Rector’s cup all the participant in the A division is very competitive, so we don’t take any side lightly” Collin Denish

Squad 2017

  • Everyone
  • Center
  • Flanker
  • Fly Half
  • Full Back
  • Hooker
  • Number 8
  • Prop
  • Scrum Half
  • Second Row
  • Wing
  • Diyath Fernando (C)
    Full Back
    Diyath Fernando (C)
    Full Back

    Position: Full Back

    D.O.B: 27/02/1998

    Height (ft): 5' 8"

    Weight (kg): 69

    Years in play: 4

  • Collin Denish
    Head Coach
    Collin Denish
    Head Coach

    St Peter's College Rugby Team 2017 Head Coach

  • Henry Terance
    Assistant Coach
    Henry Terance
    Assistant Coach

    St Peter's College Rugby Team 2017 Assistant Coach

  • Stephan Sivaraj
    Fly Half
    Stephan Sivaraj
    Fly Half

    Position: Fly Half

    D.O.B: 22/08/1998

    Height (ft): 5' 4"

    Weight (kg): 79

    Years in play: 4

  • Angalo Mendis
    Number 8 / Flanker
    Angalo Mendis
    Number 8 / Flanker

    Position: Number 8 / Flanker

    D.O.B: 01/01/1998

    Height (ft): 5' 8"

    Weight (kg): 85

    Years in play: 4

  • Sajith Seram
    Number 8 / Flanker
    Sajith Seram
    Number 8 / Flanker

    Position: Number 8 / Flanker

    D.O.B: 09/01/1998

    Height (ft): 5' 8"

    Weight (kg): 87

    Years in play: 4

  • Theekshana Heshan
    Second Center
    Theekshana Heshan
    Second Center

    Position: Second Center

    D.O.B: 22/01/1998

    Height (ft): 5' 8"

    Weight (kg): 85

    Years in play: 2

  • Ashen Mendis
    Second Row
    Ashen Mendis
    Second Row

    Position: Second Row

    D.O.B: 17/05/1998

    Height (ft): 6' 0"

    Weight (kg): 90

    Years in play: 2

  • Manul Udakumbura
    Prop
    Manul Udakumbura
    Prop

    Position: Prop

    D.O.B: 02/01/1998

    Height (ft): 5' 9"

    Weight (kg): 90

    Years in play: 3

  • Julian Gratian
    Hooker
    Julian Gratian
    Hooker

    Position: Hooker

    D.O.B: 16/06/2000

    Height (ft): 5' 4"

    Weight (kg): 96

    Years in play: 2

  • Shehan Thiwanka
    Wing
    Shehan Thiwanka
    Wing

    Position: Wing

    D.O.B: 29/07/1999

    Height (ft): 5' 11"

    Weight (kg): 62

    Years in play: 1

  • Lakshan Uduwana
    Flanker / Second Row
    Lakshan Uduwana
    Flanker / Second Row

    Position: Flanker / Second Row

    D.O.B: 15/08/1999

    Height (ft): 5' 10"

    Weight (kg): 85

    Years in play: 1

  • Nomin Newjitha
    Prop / Hooker
    Nomin Newjitha
    Prop / Hooker

    Position: Prop / Hooker

    D.O.B: 03/12/1998

    Height (ft): 5' 7"

    Weight (kg): 85

    Years in play: 2

  • Deshan Fernando
    Hooker
    Deshan Fernando
    Hooker

    Position: Hooker

    D.O.B: 09/01/1998

    Height (ft): 5' 7"

    Weight (kg): 90

    Years in play: 2

  • Sasiru Bhagya
    Second Row / Prop
    Sasiru Bhagya
    Second Row / Prop

    Position: Second Row / Prop

    D.O.B: 26/12/1998

    Height (ft): 6' 3"

    Weight (kg): 114

    Years in play: 2

  • Nikhil Yapa
    Prop / Hooker
    Nikhil Yapa
    Prop / Hooker

    Position: Prop / Hooker

    D.O.B: 04/12/1999

    Height (ft): 5' 9"

    Weight (kg): 110

    Years in play: 2

  • Jason Karunarathne
    Scrumhalf/Wing
    Jason Karunarathne
    Scrumhalf/Wing

    Position: Scrum Half / Wing

    D.O.B: 08/03/1999

    Height (ft): 5' 2"

    Weight (kg): 54

    Years in play: 2

  • Avinesh Fernando
    Flanker
    Avinesh Fernando
    Flanker

    Position: Flanker

    D.O.B: 22/01/1999

    Height (ft): 5' 8"

    Weight (kg): 79

    Years in play: 2

  • Bilal Hilmy
    Flanker
    Bilal Hilmy
    Flanker

    Position: Flanker

    D.O.B: 10/07/2000

    Height (ft): 5' 7"

    Weight (kg): 75

    Years in play: 2

  • Themal Kithsan
    Full Back / Wing
    Themal Kithsan
    Full Back / Wing

    Position: Full Back / Wing

    D.O.B: 11/07/2000

    Height (ft): 5' 9"

    Weight (kg): 71

    Years in play: 2

  • Sanera Fernando
    Flanker
    Sanera Fernando
    Flanker

    Position: Flanker

    D.O.B: 22/03/2000

    Height (ft): 5' 5"

    Weight (kg): 80

    Years in play: 2

  • Shenal Shenuka
    Wing
    Shenal Shenuka
    Wing

    Position: Wing 

    D.O.B: 19/02/1999

    Height (ft): 6' 0"

    Weight (kg): 80

    Years in play: 1

  • Marc Assuwf
    Wing
    Marc Assuwf
    Wing

    Position: Wing

    D.O.B: 13/09/1999

    Height (ft): 5' 7"

    Weight (kg): 68

    Years in play: 2

  • Senura Perera
    Prop / Second Row
    Senura Perera
    Prop / Second Row

    Position: Prop / Second Row

    D.O.B: 03/06/2001

    Height (ft): 6' 0"

    Weight (kg): 100

    Years in play: 3

  • Umar Mohideen
    Second Row
    Umar Mohideen
    Second Row

    Position: Second Row

    D.O.B: 25/01/1998

    Height (ft): 6' 1"

    Weight (kg): 78

    Years in play: 1

  • Ravin Fernando
    Scrum Half / Wing
    Ravin Fernando
    Scrum Half / Wing

    Position: Scrum Half / Wing

    D.O.B: 26/10/2000

    Height (ft): 5' 4"

    Weight (kg): 62

    Years in play: 1

  • Janidu Yasas
    Number 8
    Janidu Yasas
    Number 8

    Position: Number 8

    D.O.B: 13/07/2000

    Height (ft): 5' 9"

    Weight (kg): 84

    Years in play: 1

  • Sandesh Demel
    Fly Half / Center
    Sandesh Demel
    Fly Half / Center

    Position: Fly Half / Center

    D.O.B: 21/02/2000

    Height (ft): 6' 2"

    Weight (kg): 84

    Years in play: 2

  • Dilshan Madushanka
    Scrum Half
    Dilshan Madushanka
    Scrum Half

    Position: Scrum Half

    D.O.B: 13/07/2001

    Height (ft): 5' 6"

    Weight (kg): 68

    Years in play: 1

  • Rukshan Madushanka
    Center / Wing
    Rukshan Madushanka
    Center / Wing

    Position: Center / Wing

    D.O.B: 27/05/1999

    Height (ft): 5' 6"

    Weight (kg): 72

    Years in play: 2

  • Suhail Fernando
    Fly Half / Full Back
    Suhail Fernando
    Fly Half / Full Back

    Position: Fly Half / Full Back

    D.O.B: 11/09/2000

    Height (ft): 5' 11"

    Weight (kg): 66

    Years in play: 2

  • Kenneth Wimaladasa
    Scrum Half
    Kenneth Wimaladasa
    Scrum Half

    Position: Scrum Half

    D.O.B: 15/02/1999

    Height (ft): 5' 6"

    Weight (kg): 62

    Years in play: 2

  • Yohan Fernando
    Second Row
    Yohan Fernando
    Second Row

    Position: Second Row

    D.O.B: 16/04/2001

    Height (ft): 5' 11"

    Weight (kg): 86

    Years in play: 1

  • Javed Zarook
    Flanker / Number 8
    Javed Zarook
    Flanker / Number 8

    Position: Flanker / Number 8

    D.O.B: 21/11/1999

    Height (ft): 5' 11"

    Weight (kg): 80

    Years in play: 2

  • Abdullah Faiz
    Prop
    Abdullah Faiz
    Prop

    Position: Prop

    D.O.B: 17/08/1999

    Height (ft): 5' 7"

    Weight (kg): 109

    Years in play: 1

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