Steve Thompson

Steve Thompson in group of ex-rugby union internationals to sue for brain damage

Rugby World Cup winner Steve Thompson and seven other former players claim the sport has left them with permanent brain damage - and are in the process of starting a claim against the game's authorities for negligence. Every member of...
Rugby World Cup

World rugby awards: men’s and women’s 15s players of the decade to be unveiled

Rugby fans across the world will soon find out the Men’s and Women’s 15s Players of the Decade. Watch the World Rugby Awards Special Edition at 20:00 GMT on Monday, 7 December. With six Rugby World Cups split equally between...

Kandy and Sri Lanka national player Thilina Wijesinghe banned!

Sri Lanka Rugby and Kandy Sports Club star Thilina Wijesinghe has been handed a 4-year suspension after he was found guilty of using performance enhancing substances in August last year. He missed out on the Dialog Rugby League 2019/20...
The Bradby not played for the first time

The Bradby not played for the first time?

The pandemic hit Sri Lanka in early March bringing to an immediate halt all of the country’s sporting activities including the Schools Rugby League. The Dialog Schools Rugby League that started in the month of March did not progress beyond...

Namal’s meeting with Sri Lanka Rugby – 7 Things we know

Sri Lanka Rugby looks to be in good hands after Sports Minister Namal Rajapaksa showing positive implications for the future of the sport and its development. SLR officials met with the minister last week turned out to be a very...
Namal wants to change SLR

Sports Minister pushes for structural changes in Rugby

Sports Minister Namal Rajapakse has expressed that he wants the national body Sri Lanka Rugby (SLR) to push for a revamp in their structure to aid the progress of the sport in the country. The minister added these comments in...
Navy disrupts the Transfer market

Navy disrupts the Transfer market!

Navy Sports Club has followed in the footsteps of CH & FC, signing three key players ahead of the 2021 Dialog Rugby League. Former national caps Sajith Saranga, Sathya Ranathunga, and Niwanka Prasad have made their way back home from...

CH & FC signings cripple CR & FC

In a shocking move, CH & FC has signed 10 players from CR & FC ahead of the Dialog Rugby League season of 2020/21.  The signings include last year’s captain Omalka Gunaratne who will join hands with the Maitland Crescent...
Schools Rugby

Time to say goodbye to Schools Rugby 2020?

Following the new Covid19 developments in the country, the Ministry of Education has decided to call off all sports activities for the calendar year of 2020. The decision taken by the Ministry of Education, in consultation with the health authorities,...
Viper Gunaratne

Key appointments made at SLR

The newly-appointed Sri Lanka Rugby (SLR) president Rizly Illyas and his executive committee have made a number of appointments to sub-committees for the next two years. Former Kandy Sports Club legend and veteran coach Nihal ‘Viper’ Gunaratne was appointed as...

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