Royal down Wesley 35-19

 Pic. Saman Sri Wedage A Royal College player  trying to  evade a tackle  from a Wesley College player  during  their inter-school rugby  encounter at  the Royal College Sports Complex grounds at Stanley Wijesundera Mawatha yesterday.
Pic. Saman Sri Wedage A Royal College player trying to evade a tackle from a Wesley College player during their inter-school rugby encounter at the Royal College Sports Complex grounds at Stanley Wijesundera Mawatha yesterday.

Royal College continued their good run in the school ‘A’ Division league rugby tournament when they beat a determined Wesley College outfit by 35 points ( 5 goals ) to 19 ( 2 tries, 3 penalties) in their second round key school rugby encounter which was played at the Royal Complex in Reid Avenue yesterday.

At the breather it was Wesley who led 9-7.

Wesley dominated the proceedings in the initial half playing some cohesive rugby but could not continue their good form in the second half. At times in the first half Royal made some crucial errors but recovered later with some fantastic running rugby along with their forwards which completely rattled Wesley.

For Royal their hooker Hamsa Reeza played a grand game scoring two tries leading the outfit. He was lightning fast on the loose balls in attack and it took nearly two to three Wesley players to stop him.Wesley scored first through scrum half Avishka Lee putting over three penalties when the Royal line was caught off side. But the Reid Avenue boys hit back in no time through a try by hooker Hamsa Reeza which was converted by full back Shakir Naufer to go in to the half time with Wesley leading 9-7.

After the turn around the Royal lads scored tries through Reeza and centre Janindu Dilshan, scrum half Nikhil De Silva and lock forward Samadi Induwara while Naufer put over all four conversions.

For Wesley Avantha Lee and Avishka Lee score the try with scrum half Avishka putting over the three penalties as finally Royal college pulled a stunning 35-19 win. Referee. Dinka Peiris

St. Peter’s beat Zahira 43-16

In another match St. Peters thrashed Zahira by 43 points ( 7 tries, 4 conversions) to 16 ( 1 try, 1 conversion, 3 penalties at Maradana).

Peterites led 12-9 at lemons. 

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