Kandy will be tested by Navy | Sunday Observer

Kandy will be tested by Navy

23 December, 2018
Richard Dharmapala (captain) and Thilina Weerasinghe (captain)
Richard Dharmapala (captain) and Thilina Weerasinghe (captain)

It will be an exciting tussle for supremacy when Navy Sports Club lock horns with arch rivals Kandy Sports Club in the first leg of the Dialog ‘A’ Division inter club league rugby tournament match in Welisara with kick off scheduled for 4.00 pm today.

Going by how the two teams fared this season, Kandy has a definite chance of pulling this game through due to their unbeaten record so far and this makes the event a thrilling tussle.

Kandy will have the advantage when it comes to the two hookers where the experience of Uchitha Jayasuriya will strike it very much faster and will be the man to watch in the lose play than Navy’s hooker Amitha Gunasinghe.

The Navy outfit with the presence of a sturdy set of forwards who are capable of pulling the game in their favour will have to play a vital role in today’s game and if the speedy three-quarter line of the Sailors spearheaded by their play-maker cum captain Thilina Weerasinghe and the present national winger Budhdhima Piyaratne delivers the goods, then it will be a daunting task for the Kandy team to counter attack to make a much needed victory as they are having a couple of very young inexperience players in their three-quarter line this year.

Navy (Probable Team):

Kasun de Silva, Amith Gunasinghe, Charith Silva, Nirosh Perera, Gavin Patrick, Adeesha Weeratunga, Gihan Perera, Radeesha Seneviratne, Richie Dharmapala, Mohamed Abzal, Buddhima Piyaratne, Mushin Faleel, Chatura Seneviratne, Saliya Handapangoda, Thilina Weerasinghe (captain)

Kandy (Probable Team):

Yakoob Ali, Uchitha Jayasuriya, G. Dissanayake, Shehan Pathirana, Heshan Silva, Soyuru Anthony, Jason Dissanayake, Buwaneka Udangamuwa, Roshan Weerasinghe, Nigel Ratwatte, Vishvamithra Jayasinghe, Dhanushka Ranjan, Richard Dharmapala (captain), Anurudda Wilwara, Tilina Wijesinghe