Trinity College conquer the Under 16 Ten-A-Side Elite Tournament 2023

Junior Rugby 2023

Junior Rugby 2023

Trinity College Kandy secured the Under 16 Ten-A-Side Elite Tournament 2023, played at Bogambara and Pallekele last weekend.

The Junior Lions defeated DS Senanayake College in the final, going on to win 5-0 thanks to a try courtesy of Dimath Ambepitiya. He incidentally went on to finish the tournament as the Best Player as well. In the Cup semis, Trinity got the better of Zahira, whilst the Junior Donz beat Vidyartha College.

Science College went on to win the Shield Segment, defeating Lumbini in the final. In contrast, Isipathana won the Bowl Segment, beating Ananda College, and Royal College secured the Plate final, defeating St. Peter’s College.

The tournament was played over 2-days in Kandy, finishing on the 1st of October, which incidentally was also Children’s Day.

The Tournament was organized by the Sri Lanka Schools Rugby Football Association.

Other results:

Shield Segment


Lumbini beat Panadura Sumangala 5-0

Mahanama beat St. Sylvester’s 19-0

Science beat St. Aloysius* 12-0

Prince of Wales beat Maliyadeva 19-5


Lumbini beat Mahanama 17-0

Science beat Prince of Wales 19-0


Science beat Lumbini 17-0

Bowl Segment


Dharmaraja beat Richmond 17-5

Isipathana beat Wesley 12-10

Ananda beat St. Anthony’s 10-7

Kandy Sumangala beat Kingswood 14-12


Isipathana beat Dharmaraja 24-5

Ananda beat Sri Sumangala Kandy 10-5


Isipathana beat Ananda 10-7



Vidyartha beat St. Joseph’s 12-5

D.S. Senanayake beat St. Peter’s 10-5 (After Extra Time)

Zahira beat Royal 21-14

Trinity beat S. Thomas* 5-0

Plate Segment


St. Peter’s beat St. Joseph’s 22-5

Royal beat S. Thomas’ 29-0


Royal beat St. Peter’s 15-7

Cup Segment


D.S Senanayake beat Vidyartha 17-14

Trinity beat Zahira 17-5


Trinity beat D.S Senanayake 5-0