Sri Lanka Schools Rugby Football Association (SLSRFA) brought the hammer down on the Under 19 Schools’ Rugby season today with the Under 19 Division 1 Schools’ Rugby 7s competition, held at the Nittawela Rugby Stadium with the participation of 24 teams.
All A division teams secured quarter final spots except St.Anthony’s, who went down to D. S. Senanayake. Isipathana looked like the tournament favorites with two thumping victories over their group rivals. D. S. Senanayake impressed and so did Royal College, with both having comprehensive victories over their group rivals. Vidyartha College was another school who punched above the weight class to secure themselves a quarter-final spot. St. Peter’s and St. Joseph’s also ended the first day unbeaten.
Day two promises to have many more close matchups after a day one filled with a lot of one-sided encounters.
The results of the concluded matches were as follows.
|Isipathana College||48-00||Moratu Maha Vidyalaya|
|Dharmaraja College||54-00||Panadura Sri Sumangala|
|Vidyaratha College||47-00||Nalanda College|
|Wesley College||43-00||Carey College|
|St.Joseph’s’ College||38-00||Piliyandala Central|
|St.Peter’s College||40-00||Rahula College|
|St.Anthony’s College||38-00||Dewapathiraja College|
|Royal College||33-05||Piyarathna College|
|St. Sylvester’s College||29-07||Moratu Vidyalaya|
|Lumbini College||39-00||Panadura Sri Sumangala|
|St. Aloysius’ College||07-05||Nalanda College|
|St. Benedict’s College||24-00||Carey College|
|Maliyadeva College||14-00||Piliyandala Central|
|D. S. Senanayake College||37-00||Rahula College|
|Ananda College||31-00||Dewapathiraja College|
|Isipathana College||41-00||Piyarathna College|
|Vidyartha College||36-00||Lumbini College|
|Wesley College||33-05||St. Aloysius’ College|
|St. Joseph’s College||46-00||St.Benedict’s College|
|St .Peter’s College||41-00||Maliyadeva College|
|St.Anthony’s College||07-19||D. S. Senanayake College|
|Royal College||38-00||Ananda College|
The Cup quarter-finals will feature the following schools after their stellar performances in the group stages.
01st QF – Isipathana College Vs Dharmaraja College
02nd QF – Vidyartha College Vs Wesley College
03rd QF – St.Joseph’s College Vs St.Peter’s College
04th QF – D. S. Senanayake College Vs Royal College
The Bowl quarter-finals will feature the following schools.
01st QF – St. Sylvester’s College Vs Panadura Sri Sumangala College
02nd QF – Lumbini College Vs St. Aloysius College
03rd QF – St. Benedict’s College Vs Maliyadeva College
04th QF – St. Anthony’s College Vs Ananda College