The Schools Rugby Knockout Tournament was first played back in 1978 with S Thomas’ beating Isipathana in the final. Thereafter the tournament was named the R. Premadasa Knockout Schools Tournament and was played under lights at the Sugathadasa Stadium. Isipathana College leads the tally with 10 wins followed by St. Peter’s and S. Thomas’ College who have 5 wins each.

YearWinnerRunner up
1985IsipathanaAnanda
1986IsipathanaRoyal
1987TrinityIsipathana
1988RoyalIsipathana
1989S.ThomasIsipathana
1990IsipathanaS. Thomas
1991S. ThomasAnanda
1992IsipathanaAnanda
1993TrinityIsipathana
1994S. ThomasSt. Peter’s
1995St. Peter’sIsipathana
1996IsipathanaSt. Peter’s
1997IsipathanaThurstan
1998ZahiraThurstan
1999IsipathanaAnanda
2000IsipathanaKingswood
2001St. Anthony’sIsipathana
2002RoyalIsipathana
2003KingswoodS. Thomas
2004KingswoodWesley
2005KingswoodSt. Peter’s
2006St. Peter’sKingswood
2007St. Peter’sIsipathana
2008St. Peter’sIsipathana
2009S. ThomasIsipathana
2010St. Peter’s / RoyalJoint Champs
2011TrinityIsipathana
2012IsipathanaTrinity
2013WesleyTrinity
2014IsipathanaRoyal
2015ScienceIsipathana
2016Isipathana Royal

ThePapare.com is publishing this list to get the record straight. The lack of credible data is plaguing the coverage of this prestigious tournament and Sri Lanka rugby’s guardian is on a quest to gather correct information.

We are compelled to turn to our fervent fans to help us confirm the list so we can once and for all put spate to the lack of archives.  Kindly help us.

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