Trinity go down to Isipathana 27/15 | Daily News

Trinity go down to Isipathana 27/15

Trinity College suffered their first defeat in their second outing of the season when they went down to Isipathana College by 27 points (2 goals 2 tries, 1 penalty) to 15 (3 tries) in their inter-school rugby match played at Pallekele grounds yesterday. At half time Isipathana led 17-5.

Isipatana’s Manilaka Ruberu was in top form putting over two superb conversations and a penalty to ensure the win. Isipathana were stronger in every aspect of play and won major share of the ball. Their eight played a fine brand of rugby, where they handled the ball well and also tackled fiercely on several occasions to hold the Trinitians from crossing the line.

Isipatana provided some superb rugby where most of the time the ball was handled by the threes, and less kicking. The Pathana third row also excelled making splendid use of every opportunity offered just as their second rows did in the lineouts. Their backs cleverly sold the dummy on a number of occasions and had the Trinity defence bewildered with beautifully swerving runs.

Trinity who won the first game against Zahira College, paid dearly for their mistakes and were not in a good form. How much they tried to play to their best they failed to capitalise on the good ball they received. They must correct their shortcoming if they are to do well this season. Rohan Fernando refereed.

Vidyartha beat St. Sylvester’s

Vidyartha College scored a splendid win over their arch rivals St. Sylvester’s College by 45 points (5 goals, 2 tries) to 12 (1 goal, 1 try) to take home the Bertie Nilagoda and TML Banda trophy at Nittawela grounds yesterday. At half time winners the led 14-12.

It was a good performance by the Vidyartha ruggerites who played a superb brand of rugby. They were fast, open and ever ready to fling the ball about. The Vidyartha players were superior in every department of the game outplayed their counterparts in style.

Vidyartha used their superior play with their eights, binding much tighter and lower, and had the ball back more often. The winners played more as a team than their opponents and it is hardly fair to pick out individuals of the winning side because all played well. Referee: Jiffry Shaeed


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