Brilliant D. S. and Vidyartha dominated the Division 1 U19 Sevens Tournament held today at Nittawela Stadium, amidst heavy showers and muddy conditions. At the end of the full time whistle sounding, both teams were tied up at 10-all, and as the rules and regulations were previously formulated, both teams were awarded Champions.
D.S. Senanayake and Vidyartha both came into the tournament as underdogs and punched above their weight class to knock the pre-tournament favorites out of the competition. Isipathana College showed some extra glamour in the group stages as well as leading towards the knockout stage.
The day started off with Isipathana beating Dharmaraja in the first quarter-final. Vidyartha then defeated Wesley the same way, followed by St. Josephs defeating their arch rivals St. Peter’s. However, the match of the morning was between Royal and D. S. Senanayake as D.S. defeated Royal 17-12.
- Isipathana College 22-00 Dharmaraja College
- Vidyartha College 20-05 Wesley College
- St. Joseph’s College 14-00 St. Peter’s
- Royal College 12-17 D. S. Senanayake
As the cup semi-finals came, two big surprises came to light as Vidyartha College defeated the pre-tournament favorites Isipathana College 12-10, and D. S. Senanayake upset St. Joseph’s College 26-12.
The Plate semi-finals featured Dharmaraja, Wesley, St. Peter’s and Royal. Wesley managed to win the first semi-final 7 points to 5 against Dharmaraja. Royal yet again went down to the Peterites 26 points to nil. The Plate final was won by the Peterites 24-00, defeating Wesley College.
The bowl quarter-finals were won easily by St. Sylvester’s, St. Aloysius’, Maliyadeva and St. Anthony’s.
- St. Sylvester’s College 27-00 Sri Sumangala Panadura College
- Lumbini College 15-19 St. Aloysius’ College
- St. Benedict’s College 0-5 Maliyadeva College
- St. Anthony’s College 33-00 Ananda College
The Bowl semi-finals finals ended as follows:
St. Sylvester’s 00-28 St. Aloysius’
Maliyadeva 05-25 St. Anthony’s
The bowl finals ended as St. Anthony’s hammered St. Aloysius’ 27 points to nil.
The Shield quarter-finals panned out as follows:
Carey College 29-12 Nalanda College
Piliyandala Central 12-14 Rahula College
Devapathiraja 7-17 Piyarathana College
Moratu MV walkover
The Shield semis were as follows:
Moratuwa MV 00-22 Carey College
Rahula College 21-07 Piyarathana
The Shield final was played between Sri Rahula and Carey College. Sri Rahula College edged out Carey College 10-07.