Kandy thrash hapless Havies in style | Sunday Observer

Kandy thrash hapless Havies in style

5 February, 2023

Unbeaten League champions Kandy Sports Club continued their winning ways when they thrashed Havelock Sports Club 35-15 in their Nippon Paint inter club League rugby encounter which took place at Havelock Park last weekend.

In a nutshell Havies’ problems are over as they don’t have to worry about climbing any further to catch up with Kandy SC who are mountains high and streets ahead of the rest of the teams in the fray.

For Havies it was a third week of tragedy and winning the title out of the question as Kandy SC took a firm grip to successfully retain the trophy for another year running.

It was a pathetic display by last year’s runners-up Havies and in the end nothing went right for them as the Kandy SC team played their hearts out.

For the winners Tharinda Ratwatte scored two tries while Srinath Sooriyabandara and Kavindu Perera scored a try each.

Tharinda Ratwatte (two) and Nigel Ratwatte (one) were on target with the conversions.

Meanwhile second rower Shehan Dias and centre Dinupa Seneviratne scored for the losing Havies and half Sandesh Jayawickrema was on target with one conversion.

Navy-Air Force

After trailing 10-17 Navy Sports Club managed to pull off a thrilling 32-31 win over the fighting Air Force outfit at Welisara. At half time the Airmen led 17-10.

For the winners Navy skipper Stephan Gregory, Janith Laksara, Nirosh Perera and Musheen Fallel scored the tries while Thilina Weerasinghe put over the three conversions and the two penalties.

Parakrama Ratnayake, Mewan Rewaka and Nilantha Jayaweera scored a try each and Nuwan Perera put over the penalty and the four conversions for the losing Air Force SC.

Police surging ahead

Police that their win over the fancied Havelock Sports Club was not a flash in the pan as they came from behind to snatch a thrilling 27 points to 22 win against the unlucky CH and FC team at Police Park last week. At half time Police were leading 10-9.

Like they did against Havies, Police played like a professional outfit, a team to bet on, as they scored tries by skipper Nisal Samadhi- two and Akash Madushanka and Hafeez Thabeeth one try apiece while Yohan Peiris put over a solitary penalty and two conversion with Hirusha Sampath converted the solitary try and slotted in the five penalties for the losing CH outfit.

CR keep improving

The Red Shirts or CR and FC continued to go places with vast strides as they scored a 22 points to 18 win over Army SC at Longden Place last week. At half time CR led 14-7.

For the CR outfit Raveen de Silva, Manelka Ruberu and Kalindu Nandila scored one try apiece with Thenuka Nanayakkara putting over two conversions and Chathura Seneviratne slotting in the solitary penalty.

For the losing Army SC team Sudaraka Dikkumbura scored two tries while Chathuranga Perera slotted in one conversion and the two penalties.