All winners gain invaluable Bonus Points; Week 4 promises more exciting rugby

Dialog Schools Rugby League 2023

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Dialog Schools Rugby League 2023

Royal College and St. Peter’s College smash their way while Isipathana College, S. Thomas’ College, D.S Senanayake College and Zahira College secure bonus point victories in Week 3 of the Dialog Schools Rugby League 2023.

Unbeaten Green Machine take on Donz on the 7th at Havelock Park

Isipathana College was made to sweat against the Josephians, however, the superior Green Machine managed to get the better out of an inexperienced Joes’ outfit, proving to display their dominance in the Schools Rugby circuit.

Isipathana push through to secure bonus point win

Photos – St.Joseph’s College v Isipathana College | Dialog Schools Rugby League 2023

The Donz were pushed to the brink by Wesley College, however, the Black and Gold, Senanayakians managed to get over the line thanks to Skipper Jayathu Rajaratna.

Rajaratna hat trick helps Donz hold off Wesley

Photos – Wesley College vs D.S. Senanayake College – Dialog Schools Rugby League – 2023

This weekend, two unbeaten teams clash as the favorites will cement their place on the league table as front runners to win the group.

Isipathana is no doubt the favorite to get over the line against DS, however, writing off Asela’s chargers before they clash would not be a wise move.

The Tactician has managed to bring together a young bunch of coaches and build a team that looks potent in attack and solid in defense, but this will be the make-or-break test for the Donz.

Both backlines have dazzles, but the forwards haven’t lived up to their mark, both sets of forwards will no doubt need to bring their A-game, and if they manage to do so, we will be in for a cracker at the Park.

Watch the action live on Dialog TV Channel 126, ThePapare and VIU

Battered and bruised Vidyartha take on Dharmaraja as they both seek to get their campaigns back on track on the 8th at Bogambara

Both Vidyartha and Dharmaraja were humbled by Royal and St. Peter’s respectively as neither were able to get into double figures in week 3.

Royal’s physicality was unmatched as Vidyartha fell like 9-pins.

Royal College run riot against Vidyartha Tigers

Photos – Royal College vs Vidyartha College | Dialog Schools Rugby League 2023

St. Peter’s schooled Dharmaraja virtually at the same time! Dharmaraja had no answers to the boys from Bambalapitiya.

Photos – Dharmaraja College vs St. Peter’s College | Dialog Schools Rugby League 2023

Vidyartha and Dharmaraja both know that nothing but a win would suffice as they clash, setting up a more balanced game for both teams.

Watch the action live on ThePapare.com

Trinity takes on upbeat St. Peter’s at Pallekale on the 8th

What a game this builds up to be. St. Peter’s are unbeaten and will be gunning down to bring the Trinity Lions to their knees at home.

Trinity will be seeking to make it 2-wins in as many weeks as the well-rested Lions step out on their paddock for the first time this campaign.

This builds up to be a mount-watering clash and the hosts will have their work cut out if they are to derail St. Peter’s

Watch the action live on Dialog TV Channel 126, ThePapare and VIU

Royal take on unbeaten Zahira on the 8th at the Royal Complex

Royal will be gunning for more of the same as they aim to dismantle yet another team with their well-conditioned forwards.

Surprisingly, not only the forwards but the three-quarters too stepped up to the plate against Vidyartha and they will be aiming for more of the same.

Zahira put on an all-round show, bringing down Science College with relative ease.

All round Zahira too hot for Science to handle

Zahira are one of the few unbeaten teams left in the Dialog Schools Rugby League but that tag will be under threat this weekend at the Complex.

Watch the action live on Dialog TV Channel 119, ThePapare and VIU

Wesley takes on rested St. Anthony’s as the Eagles aim to bounce back while the Double Blue search for that elusive first win on the 9th at the Royal Complex

Wesley College has had a torrid time this season as the rub of the green has not gone their way!

Their narrow defeat to DS was a testament to that as nothing seems to be going their way. The Eagles on the other hand kicked off the league in style, however, things have been downhill since then.

Neither side has much of an opportunity to make it through, however, a few victories to their name would do both teams a world of good and be a confidence boost as well.

Watch the action live on Dialog TV Channel 126, ThePapare and VIU

Wounded Kingswood host humbled St. Joseph’s at Pallekale on the 9th

Kingswood hasn’t had the best of starts to 2023 as they are languishing at the foot of the table.

St. Joseph’s meanwhile, promised much but has delivered very little, but still possesses a chance of going through as runner of their group.

Both teams will be aiming to bounce back from defeats as the grueling season seems to be only getting tougher and tougher by the week.

Watch the action live on Dialog TV Channel 119, ThePapare and VIU

S. Thomas’ and Science receive their BYE as both sides would look to regroup.

Points Table

The points table is now taking shape as the gap between the top teams is increasing, with the winners sitting pretty and the losers scrambling for places!