Has Kandy found a new golden boy?

Sevens Rugby has never failed to amaze and excite. Especially when it’s played at Sri Lanka Rugby’s home ground, the Colombo Racecourse.  At any sevens tournament played here in the country, there are always a set of familiar faces without...

From hitting rock bottom to glory: Thenuka Nanayakkara

It was early into the Singer Schools Rugby League. Tagged as favourites, St. Peter’s College was made to travel to Mount Lavinia on a Monday for their first match o the season.  The Peterites coming into the season following their...

The Battle of the Forwards – 2018-19

If history books have taught us anything, it is that when there is discrimination to one or a set of individuals of society, there is always a fight back. When the Union shut its door on the national fifteens...

Schools Rugby – Team of the 1st Round

With the 1st Round of the Singer Schools Rugby League coming to a conclusion last month, here’s a look at ThePapare’s Team of the 1st Round after the end of five weeks of rugby action. ThePapare’s panel of commentators...

Marco, a real-life inspiration

A tragic incident took a humble soul away from us a month ago, Kokila Hiran Sammandaperuma – a ruggerite and an amazing friend. Kokila, known as Marco among his friends, had a humble smile every time I met him. No...

The peculiar rugby eve at Nittawela

Many have tried, some have come close but only a mere handful have earned the bragging rights of having beaten Kandy at Nittawela. There have been some very close games where the opposition has pushed Kandy to the wall,...

ThePapare’s DRL Team of the 1st Round

The Dialog Rugby League for 2018/19 that kicked off in November was one of the best tournaments that the country has witnessed in the past three years. It was an evenly poised league that saw all eight teams actively...
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Nippy, vocal, quick-witted – the cog that makes the rugby world go round

Forwards make their barging runs count, they make the hard yards up front, then the smart backs get all the credit for all the hard work of the forwards. But both the packs and backs forget their scrum-halves, the...

The rejuvenation of Havelock Sports Club

In the pre-season to the Dialog Rugby League, one club suffered the most amount of transfers out in a single rugby season. Having spent three seasons in 2nd position of the league, Havelock gifted it away to Navy last...

Whistling through chaos: Refereeing in Sri Lanka

  Sri Lankans have been in love with the oval shaped ball game for over a century. Since the first game which was played way back in 1879, though not the biggest in the world, the Lankans have developed a...

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