The “Milo” Under 14 All Island – 10 a side rugby tournament organized by the Sri Lanka Schools Rugby football Association concluded earlier this evening with a Joe-Pete final taking center stage at the Royal Complex where superlative second half performance by the Peterites ensured their victory as they won the final 14 points to 07.
Cup final St.Peter’s College vs. St. Joseph’s College
Joes kicked off the proceedings in the final and they dominated possession and territory as the Peterites had to defend the strong Joes line as they continued to play attacking rugby with their big made skipper Naveen Marasinghe gaining more yards whenever he got the ball and he scored the first try for the Joes as he powered himself over the Peterites. Rushitha Rodrigo added the extras as Joes went into the half time leading 07 -00.
Peterites didn’t have any opportunities to show their attacking capabilities as they had to do defensive work during the first half. Speedster Dineth Ranasinghe made superb 50 meter dash as went over for the Petes. Vindya De Mel added extra two points to equalize the game at 7 all.
It was fascinating game of rugby which was played at high pace which is rare in junior rugby. Joes made a break through from their own 22 meter line as Peterite defense was caught napping but the skipper Devon Mass and Dineth Ranasinghe made an important tackle. Dineth Ranasinghe turned the ball over and he was unstoppable with his speed as he scored the winning try. Vindya De Mel was spot on with his conversion.
Full time – St.Peter’s College 14 – 07 St. Joseph’s College
Games commenced with top eight teams going head to head with the cup quarterfinals. D.S.Senanayake College emerged victorious against the much fancied Science College. St. Joseph’s College won hard fought battle against St. Anthony’s College in the second quarterfinal. Trinity College and St. Peter’s College clinched the other semifinal spots with comprehensive victories against Zahira College and Piliyandala M.M.V.
Results of Cup quarterfinals
DS Senanayake 19 – 00 Science College
St. Joseph’s College 24 – 12 St. Anthony’s College
St. Peter’s College 36 – Piliyandala MMV
Trinity College 17 – 07 Zahira College
In the Bowl quarterfinals Royal College, Wesley College, Thurston College and Isipathana College qualified for Bowl Semifinals.
Results of Bowl quarterfinals
Royal College 14 – 05 St. Benedict’s College
Wesley College 10 – 07 Vidyaratha College
Thurston College 19 – 00 Dharmaraja College
Kingswood College 05 – 20 Isipathana College
Results of Shied quarterfinals
Ananda College 19 – 05 Prince of Wales College
Nalanda College 43 – 00 Maliyadewa College
Weluwana College 15 – 12 Sri Sumangala College
Lumbini College 05 – 00 Mahanama College
Results of semifinals
Joes had nail-biting game against surprised package of the tournament the Dons and trinity was humiliated by the strong St.peter’s outfit.
D.S. Senanayake College 14 – 17 St. Joseph’s College
St. Peter’s College 33 – 05 Trinity College
Science College 07 – 14 St. Anthony’s College
Piliyandala M.M.V. 05 – 35 Zahira College
Royal College 05 – 00 Wesley College
Thurston College 00 – 14 Isipathana College
Ananda College 10 – 05 Nalanda College
Weluwana College 00 – 29 Lumbini College
Results of finals
Ananda College 05 – 10 Lumbini College
Royal College 00 – 19 Isipathana College
St. Anthony’s College 10 – 24 Zahira College
St. Joseph’s College 07 – 14 St. Peter’s College
The Player of the Tournament – Devon Mass (St.Peter’s College)
INTER SCHOOLS “MILO” UNDER 14-10 A SIDE RUGBY TOURNAMENT-2007 -DIVISION 1