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Sports news from Kandy

Vidyartha almost did it

Last Sunday Vidyartha College made Kandy proud by taking the second slot at the completion of the schools U-18 rugby Sevens Cup tournament when they went down to St. Peter’s College 21-26 in the final at the Royal College Sports Complex in Colombo.

Vidyartha led 14-7 at half time and perhaps paid the price by keeping an injured player on the field at a crucial stage of the match.

Vidyartha were able to beat Wesley in the semis and Trinity in the quarters.

The Bowl championship was won by Kingswood College who beat D.S.Senanayake College 22-4 in the final while Sri Sumangala (St. Paul’s) College with their good quality of play were able to win the Shield.

Roland to help cricket

One of Kandy’s long time cricket coaches, mainly with St. Sylvester’s College Roland Perera, has come back to the cricket scene and today he is the senior vice president of the KDCA. He is the one who guided St. Sylvester’s to win the all island schools Division one Coca Cola League champions in 1994. He played for St. Sylvester’s under the coaching of his brother Malcom.

Isuru captain, champika coach

Vidyartha College will be captained by Isuru Probodha and coached by former Antonian Champika Siriwardena at the 2018-19 inter school cricket season.

Prabodha scored over 700 runs last season.

Old Trinitians tag rugby

Some top players were seen in action last Saturday at the first ever Old Trinitians Sports Club tag rugby tournament. In total 18 teams took part and players were selected from Nuwara Eliya, Colombo, Kegalle, Kurunegala and Kandy OBA branches.

In the below 40 tournament “Wolf Pack” were the winners and in the over 40 “Mighty 40” we the winners.

All had a cracking day with teams showing a real appetite for tag rugby and displaying some quality games throughout the tournament. The games were very even throughout with some really close matches.

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