New alpha to lead Trinity!

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Trinity College Kandy have chosen experienced Tehan Karunanayake as Captain for the brand new schools rugby season commencing in March 2020.

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The diminutive scrum half will play a pivotal role for the lions from the hill-capital, while bossing a bunch of much bigger forwards. After a fairly decent performance in the preceding years, Trinity College will now look to stamp their authority in the schools rugby arena by winning their first League title after 32 years.

Trinity finished the league in 7th place last year and was one of the two teams with a deficit in the points difference. Hence, it will indeed be an uphill task for Tehan and co to regain lost glory and lead the team back to playing the classic rugby unique to Trinity College.

Tehan’s deputy for the year will be Thidas Thanthrige, playing as a third row forward. Thidas will look to lead the power packed forwards, making those crucial calls at the line outs and scrums while assisting Tehan in other core responsibilities. 

Trinity will look to build on their performances at the U20 Sevens tournament last year, with their backline being a definite threat to any opposition! Winning the sevens tournament after 42 years, the Trinity Lions showed great skill and determination and got back to their traditional playing style, showing signs of a very strong and fast backline. 

An added responsibility on these two young lads would be to win back the Bradby Shield, battling it out against a very strong Royal side. Trinity’s last victory came back in the dim and distant past, nevertheless with the Bradby shield games moving out of the main league, a thrilling encounter of classic rugby awaits the fans from both sides. 

The Trinitians will be coached by former All Black Rodney So’oialo, in his first stint as a coach in Sri Lanka, while the back line will have the services of experienced former Sri Lankan rugby star Saaliya Kumara as they open their account with a home game, defending the prestigious Canon R.S.De Saram Trophy against a formidable S. Thomas’ line up at Pallekale, on the 6th of March.