Kandy Sports Club has recruited Havies young gun, the 3rd top try scorer of the concluded Dialog Rugby League, Shawket Lahir. Hailing from Royal College and later becoming a household name in the rugby fraternity, the power-packed flanker has come a long way. Hailing from Royal College and later becoming a household name in the rugby fraternity, the power-packed flanker has come a long way. Right after school Lahir joined the Reds, CR & FC, but did not really find his rhythm there. The next season he made the move to join the Pink Army and has been a stellar performer for the Park Club team from then onwards.
Although he was a silent killer in his early days, his switch to Havelock SC put the gutsy loose forward on the map, as his try scoring ability and never-give-up attitude made him a frontrunner in the team. Lahir has that hunger to go over the whitewash, making him unstoppable anywhere within 10 meters of the line – he also has enough power and strength to back himself up. He was called the ‘work-horse’ of Havelock SC, but unfortunately for the Park Club, that horse has galloped his way over to the Hill Capital to join the champion side, Kandy SC.
However, with the likes of Tharindu Chathuranga, Buwaneka Udangamuwa and Jason Dissanayake, young Lahir will have to fight for his spot to make it up to the starting XV. However despite it all there is no doubt that Kandy has definitely got the best of forwards now!
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