Dialog Under-19 Schools Rugby League returns in June

Dialog Under-19 School’s Rugby League 2023

Dialog Under-19 Schools Rugby League returns

The much anticipated Dialog Under 19 Division 1 Schools Rugby League 2023 organized by Sri Lanka Schools Rugby Football Association (SLSRFA) is set to commence in between 12th and 18th June.

The Division 1 Segment A of the competition will feature 14 teams divided into two groups of 7 according to their respective rankings at the end of the 1st round of 2022 season.

Division 1 – Segment A

Group 1 Group 2
1 Isipathana College Royal College
2 St. Joseph’s College Trinity College
3 Wesley College Vidyartha College
4 S. Thomas’ College Science College
5 St. Anthony’s College Dharmaraja College
6 Kingswood College St. Peter’s College
7 D. S Senanayake College Zahira College


Segment A of the competition where the ‘crème de la crème’ of the schools’ teams compete for the coveted title of ‘School’s Rugby Champions’ will consists of a seven-week first round in which each team will play six games and will have a bye week. The competition will then move to a Super Round where the top two teams from each group will play against the top two ranked teams of the opposite group to determine the Champions of the competition.

While SLSRFA has confirmed that they will reduce the number of schools in the top segment to 12 teams from next season, the promotion/demotion process is yet to be finalized.

With the two groups in Segment A consisting of an odd number of 7 teams in a group, each group will see three games being played every week with one of the teams receiving a bye. The games will be scheduled as below according to their standings in the group while the home team and the exact dates are still to be confirmed by the respective schools.

Match 1 Match 2 Match 3 Bye
Week 1 6v1 5v2 4v3 7
Week 2 5v7 4v1 3v2 6
Week 3 4v6 3v7 2v1 5
Week 4 3v5 2v6 1v7 4
Week 5 2v4 1v5 7v6 3
Week 6 1v3 7v4 6v5 2
Week 7 7v2 6v3 5v4 1


Both Segment B & C of the top division will feature 12 teams that will be divided into two groups of six according to their standings at the end of last season.

Division 1 – Segment B

Group 1 Group 2
1 Thurstan College Sri Sumangala College, Kandy
2 Maliyadeva College Prince of Wales College
3 Lumbini College Mahanama College
4 St. Aloysius College St. Benedict’s College
5 Ananda College St. Sylvester’s College
6 Central College Piliyandala Carey College

Division 1 – Segment C

Group 1 Group 2
1 St. John’s College Nalanda College
2 Sri Rahula College, Kandy Dewapathiraja College
3 C.W.W Kannangara College Sumangala College, Pandura
4 Moratu Maha Vidyalaya Siri Piyarathana College
5 Dharmapala College Richmond College
6 Lalith Athulathmudali College Bandaranayake Central College


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