Sri Lanka Schools Rugby Football Association (SLSRFA) is set to bring the curtain down on the Under 19 Schools’ Rugby season this weekend with the Under 19 Division 1 Schools’ Rugby 7s competition set to be held at the Nittawela Rugby stadium on the 1st and 2nd of October with the participation of 24 teams.
Isipathana College, who collected the double as unbeaten champions winning the league and the knockouts competitions, will be eyeing the triple going into the 7s tourney and will no doubt be pre-tournament favorites.
League and knockouts runners up St. Joseph’s, who will surely be bruised after falling short twice to Isipathana, will be determined to win the final competition of the year. Wesley College is sure to be a handful alongside St. Peter’s who will look to finish the season on a high.
The Plate winners of the Western Province Schools’ Rugby 7s D.S Senanayake College, will be somewhat of a dark horse, who has the ability to upset a few big names. Dharmaraja, Vidyartha, Kingswood and St. Anthony’s will look to capitalize on the home advantage with the competition being conducted in Kandy.
The first day of the competition will see the teams divided into eight groups of three with each team set to play two games in round robin format. The team that tops each group will qualify for the Cup/ Plate quarterfinals while second and third placed teams are set to compete in the Bowl and Shield quarterfinals respectively on day 02.
|1||ISIPATHANA COLLEGE||DHARMARAJA COLLEGE||VIDYARTHA COLLEGE||WESLEY COLLEGE|
|2||ST. SYLVESTER’S COLLEGE||KINGSWOOD COLLEGE||LUMBINI COLLEGE||ST. ALOYSIUS’ COLLEGE|
|3||MORATU COLLEGE||SUMANGALA COLLEGE||NALANDA COLLEGE||CAREY COLLEGE|
|1||ST. JOSEPH’S COLLEGE||ST. PETER’S COLLEGE||ST. ANTHONY’S COLLEGE||ROYAL COLLEGE|
|2||ST. BENEDICT’S COLLEGE||MALIYADEWA COLLEGE||D.S. SENANAYAKE COLLEGE||ANANDA COLLEGE|
|3||PILIYANDALA CENTRAL COLLEGE||RAHULA COLLEGE, KANDY||DEWAPATHIRAJA COLLEGE||PIYARATHANA COLLEGE|
Teams will be awarded 3 points for a win, 2 points for a draw, with 1 point awarded to the losing teams.
In the event of two teams being tied in a group for a position, the following guidelines will be used
- The winner of the head-to-head encounter with the highest score between the teams in the group with the same points will be the winner. If the result remains unchanged, then
- the team with the highest difference of for and against total score will be the winner. If the results remain unchanged then;
- the team that scored the highest number of tries will be the winner. If the results remain unchanged then;
- the team with most conversions will be the winner. If the result is still the same, then,
- a toss of a coin will select the winner
Day 01 Match Schedule
|1||9:00 AM||A1 – A3||ISIPATHANA COLLEGE||MORATU COLLEGE|
|2||9:20 AM||B1 – B3||DHARMARAJA COLLEGE||SUMANGALA COLLEGE|
|3||9:40 AM||C1 – C3||VIDYARTHA COLLEGE||NALANDA COLLEGE|
|4||10:00 AM||D1 – D3||WESLEY COLLEGE||CAREY COLLEGE|
|5||10:20 AM||E1 – E3||ST. JOSEPH’S COLLEGE||PILIYANDALA CENTRAL COLLEGE|
|6||10:40 AM||F1 – F3||ST. PETER’S COLLEGE||RAHUALA COLLEGE|
|7||11:00 AM||G1 – G3||ST. ANTHONY’S COLLEGE||DEWAPATHIRAJA COLLEGE|
|8||11:20 AM||H1 – H3||ROYAL COLLEGE||PIYARATHANA COLLEGE|
|9||11:40 AM||A2 – A3||ST. SYLVESTER’S COLLEGE||MORATU COLLEGE|
|10||12:00 PM||B2 – B3||KINGSWOOD COLLEGE||SUMANGALA COLLEGE|
|11||12:20 PM||C2 – C3||LUMBINI COLLEGE||NALANDA COLLEGE|
|12.40 P.M. – 12.59 P.M. BREAK|
|12||1:00 PM||D2 – D3||ALOYSIUS’ COLLEGE||CAREY COLLEGE|
|13||1:20 PM||E2 – E3||ST. BENEDICT’S COLLEGE||PILIYANDALA CENTRAL COLLEGE|
|14||1:40 PM||F2 – F3||MALYADEVA COLLEGE||RAHUALA COLLEGE|
|15||2:00 PM||G2 – G3||D.S SENANAYAKE COLLEGE||DEWAPATHIRAJA COLLEGE|
|16||2:20 PM||H2 – H3||ANANDA COLLEGE||PIYARATHANA COLLEGE|
|17||2:40 PM||A1 – A2||ISIPATHANA COLLEGE||ST. SYLVESTER’S COLLEGE|
|18||3:00 PM||B1 – B2||DHARMARAJA COLLEGE||KINGSWOOD COLLEGE|
|19||3:20 PM||C1 – C2||VIDYARTHA COLLEGE||LUMBINI COLLEGE|
|20||3:40 PM||D1 – D2||WESLEY COLLEGE||ALOYSIUS’ COLLEGE|
|21||4:00 PM||E1 – E2||ST. JOSEPH’S COLLEGE||ST. BENEDICT’S COLLEGE|
|22||4:20 PM||F1 – F2||ST. PETER’S COLLEGE||MALYADEVA COLLEGE|
|23||4:40 PM||G1 – G2||ST. ANTHONY’S COLLEGE||D.S SENANAYAKE COLLEGE|
|24||5:00 PM||H1 – H2||ROYAL COLLEGE||ANANDA COLLEGE|
All games of the Under 19 Division 1 Schools’ Rugby 7s tournament will be live and exclusive on Sri Lanka’s No. 1 Sports hub www.ThePapare.com from 8.30am onwards on the 1st and 2nd of October from Nittawela Rugby stadium.