Trinity out to regain De Saram Shield | Daily News

Trinity out to regain De Saram Shield

The first inter school rugger match over here in Kandy will take place today, where two top teams Trinity College and S. Thomas’ College will class in what could turn out to be a thriller at the Pallekele grounds. This is al eague game but the traditional trophy Canon R.S de Saram Shield will be on offer and the winners will be awarded the trophy.

At present the shield is with the Thomians who won 21-17 at Havelock Park in April this year. Trinity and S. Thomas first played in 1955 and the Canon R.S De Saram shield was first awarded in the year 1978. This game will be played under the distinguished patronage of mid 1980’s Trinity ruggerite Bimal Fernando.

Trinity College coached by Kavinda Jayasena and Thusitha de Silva, MIC Dulanja Abeyawickrema, Teaam Manager Rajindra Gamage give their fullest support and their squad is made out of players like Loshika Wijekoon, Yasiry Ariyawansa, Kaveesha Edma, Jageeth Basnayake, Thisnaga Dissanayake, Bihindyu Panwela, Shamendra Dhanapala. Sheveen Premaratne Athab Mansil, A. Rahaman Kaleel, Ashen Wijesooriya, Anuhas Kodithuwaku, Lithmal Moragoda (Captain), Kovida Wickremasinghe. Subs – Dehan Watagoda, Thenuka Fernando, Saabith Rasheed, Jewin Samarakoon, Harith Samaraweera, Raveen Ilangaratne Lakindu Herath, Bashana Wijesinghe, Upeka Gammudali, Hamdhan Faizal.

S. Thomas’ College coached by Shamly Nawaz, Assistant coach Asanka Rodrigo, Dulan Zoyza Trainer, S. Silva Physio, Lakmal de Zoysa MIC the squad is made out of players like Mohamed Ali, Shehan Selvanayagam, Jonathan Bulathsinhala, A.G. Fernando, Adil Rahman, Jared Martynsteyn, Shanal Fernando, Chariya Kurukulasuriya (Captain), V.D.B. Wickramsuriya, Yehan Bulathnsinghalage, Akira Perera, Viyaan de Silva, Rehan Wickramsuriya, Henry Richard, Hasitha Ramanayake, Mohamed Hakeem, R.M.J.N. Perera, J.N. Dela, Reshane Dwight, Dehan Senaratne, N.M. Perera, Ahamad Rifaz, Jaden Koch, Dewshan Navarthne, A.J. Noah, Rakesh Rathansingham, L. Lenagala.

The game will be refereed by Delum Deeshana.

 


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