Bamba Brigade walks off with another 7s title

Bamba Brigade walks off with another 7s title

Bamba Brigade walks off with another 7s title

Dialog Schools  U19 Elite Rugby 7s tournament which was organized by the Sri Lanka Schools Rugby Football Association (SLSRFA) successfully ended today (21st of April) at Royal complex.

After two days of spectacular rugby action the reigning schools rugby league and knockout champions St. Peter’s, who were the Cup champions of the Zahira Centenary Rugby 7s, clinched their second 7s title for the year 2024. Peterites continued their title winning streak after a hard fought battle in the final against Royal College.

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The 19 teams are divided into 8 groups with 5 groups of two teams and 3 groups of three teams.

A B  C D
Isipathana College Prince of Wales Dharmaraja College Royal College
St. Benedict College Sumangala Anand College Carry College
Nalanda College
Science College Central College Piliyandala Vidyartha College St. Peter’s College
Lumbini College St. Aloysius College Rahula College Maliyadewa College
Richmond College Siri Piyarathana


Day 01 Results:

Team Score Team
Science 44 00 Richmond
Central C Piliyandala 36 00 Siri Piyarathana
Isipathana 26 05 St. Benedict’s
Prince of Wales 24 10 Siri Sumangala
Dharmaraja 10 07 Ananda
Lumbini 38 00 Richmond
St. Aloysius 33 05 Siri Piyarathana
Royal 66 00 Nalanda
Vidyartha W/O   Rahula
St. Peter’s 31 00 Maliyadeva
Science 29 07 Lumbini
Central C Piliyandala 29 21 St. Aloysius


Bowl Quarters – Final results:

Team Score Team
St. Benedict’s 38 00 Sri Sumangala
Ananda 44 00 Nalanda
Maliyadeva W/O    
Lumbini 33 10 St. Aloysius’

Second Day action started from the relegation match between Sri Sumangala College and Nalanda College. Sumangala single handedly dominated the match with a win of 40 – 05 points over Nalanda.

Right after that match the much awaited cup quarter finals took place where where 3 matches ended up without giving a single point to the loosing side.

Cup quarters – Final Results

Team Score Team
Prince of Wales 00 43 Isipathana
Royal 33 00 Dharmaraja
Piliyandala Central 05 17 Science
St. Peter’s 29 00 Vidyartha

Right after that match shield, bowl and plate semifinals took placed respectively taking schools 7s rugby to a next level.

Shield Semi Final

Team Score Team
St. Aloysius 10 17 Siri Piyarathana
Sri Sumangala 39 10 Richmond


Plate Semi Finals

Team Score Team
Dharmaraja 22 07 Prince of Wales
Vidyartha 38 00 Piliyandala Central

PLATE FINAL – Vidyartha vs Dharmaraja

Bowl Championship – Semi Final

Team Score Team
Ananda 10 05 St. Benedict’s
Maliyadeva 05 19 Lumbini


Just before the lunch break, all the attention was drawn towards the cup semi finals. Four of the school rugby giants met each other in heated up matches.

Cup Championship – Semi Final

Team Score Team
Isipathana 07 15 Royal
Science 07 21 St. Peter’s

The never ending sweet rivalry between Royal and Isipathana showed us another spectacular hard fought battle by the two teams and on the other hand St. Peter’s dominated Science College in order to book their place in the finals.


When it came down to the business end of the tournament it was all up to the big games. They were nothing but spectacular to watch as these young lads gave their best for the teams showing heavenly signs for Sri Lankan 7s rugby.

The shield final was played between Siri Piyaratathana and Sumangala. The game appeared fierce right away.
Throughout the first half, none of them had the opportunity to score. Eight minutes into the game, Siri Piyarathana scored the first try of the match from the far right corner. The try by Sumangala, which scored just under the post, had everyone hyped up.
In extra time, Siri Piyarathana produced a spectacular try to win the shield championship.

Shield Final

Team Score Team
Sri Sumangala 07 12 Siri Piyarathana


In the bowl final, Anandians didn’t give the slightest of chance to Lumbini to score a try where they had the upper hand through out the 14 minutes of play. This was a battle between the two of the speedsters in the tournament.

Bowl Final

Team Score Team
Ananda 24 00 Lumbin


We couldn’t ask more for a plate final, where two of the prestigious schools in the hill country came face to face. It was a mouth watering battle between Vidyartha and Dharmaraja which the Tigers grabbed the win away from the Rajans after scoring 4 consecutive tries.

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Plate Final

Team Score Team
Vidyartha 24 12 Dharmaraja


The final game of the day was the biggest of them all. THE CUP FINAL. Royal college went on to take St. Peter’s college in their own backyard. Two back to back tries in the first half from Peterites registered the win for them while the Royalists just fell short of a converted try for the win.

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Cup Final

Team Score Team
Royal 05 10 St. Peter’s


Dialog Axiata PLC has made arrangements to broadcast the tournament LIVE on Dialog Television – ThePapare TV (Channel Number 63), Dialog ViU, and for all present and old boys, parents, supporters, well-wishers and Sri Lanka’s rugby-loving community.

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