The St. Peter’s College Centenary International U-20 Rugby 7’s 2023 kicked off with the hosts cruising to a comfortable win over Thurstan College 29-0.
The tournament comprises 6 international teams from 4 different countries – Australia, Dubai, Malaysia & Bahrain. UTS Australia seemed to be a very good and strong unit as they went on to win their opening game of the Tournament with a demanding win over the Zahirans with a half-century win. Gordon Rugby from Sydney, Australia kicked off their campaign with a closely contested game over Lumbini College, where the side from Sydney won the game 17-05.
The hot and humid weather condition was the real test for the international teams as the sun was beating down at Bambalapitiya. When the games were going well into the afternoon hours, the foreign teams found it difficult to adjust to the conditions.
The game to watch out prior to the tournament was the one where the hosts, St. Peter’s College, took on UTS Australia. The home side did justice to their Double Champions Tag as they beat the more favoured UTS Australia side 24-05.
Wesley College and D. S. Senanayake College battled out an exciting draw as they ended their game 12 points aside as the first drawn match in the tournament. Then the game between Gordon Rugby and Dubai College B ended in the second drawn game of the tournament where both the sides ended with 07 points aside.
The Game of Day 01 would be the game between Negri Sru from Malaysia and the school from the Hill Capital – Vidyartha College – where the tigers came from behind from 26-05 to win the game 31-26 with a brilliant comeback in the 2nd Half of the match.
SCORE BREAKDOWN FROM DAY 01
St. Peter’s 29-00 Thurstan
UTS Australia 52-00 Zahira
Gordon Rugby 17-05 Lumbini
Sri Sumangala 10-24 Negri SRU – Malaysia
Bahrain RFU 00-50 Vidyartha
DSS 12-15 Dubai College – A
St. Peter’s 38-05 Zahira
UTS Australia 17-12 Thurstan
Dubai College – B 29-05 Lumbini
Bahrain RFU 00-64 Negri SRU – Malaysia
Sri Sumangala 12-33 Vidyartha
DSS 12-12 Wesley
St. Peter’s 24-05 UTS Australia
Zahira 17-28 Thurstan
Gordon Rugby 07-07 Dubai College – B
Bahrain RFU 12-38 Sri Sumangala
Negri SRU – Malaysia 26-31 Vidyartha
Dubai College – A 27-05 Wesley
Watch the Day 02 action Live on Sri Lanka’s No. 1 Sports Hub, ThePapare.com and DTV from 9:30 AM onwards.