Coming from a loss, the Trinity Rugby team were all set to get their season back on track. The team faced rivals St. Anthony’s College Katugastota in the 3rd week of the Singer Schools Rugby Season 2019. Although Trinity started off slow, a good second half come back made sure that Trinity won the game 35-10.
The game was kicked off by Trinity fly-half Minidu Jayasundara. The Anthonians started off well as they forced a penalty and came back with 3 points and they led the game early on.
Minutes later, a few well set phases of attack saw flanker Dulanjith Nethvara diving over for Trinity’s first try of the game. Minidu Jayasundara’s kick went astray as Trinity took the lead (5-3)
The pressure was back on the Trinitians when the Anthonian center busted his way to the line from a five meter scrum. The kicker didn’t fail to add the 2 points. The Anthonians managed to hold on to their lead until referee Aaqil Jamaldeen decided it was half time.
Half -time: Trinity 05 (1T) – St Anthony’s 10 (1T,1C,1P)
A few changes during the break brought in fresh legs for Trinity, which proved to be the game changer as the Lions took the field in the second half with all guns blazing. Trinity started the second half with a try from their skipper Reshan Bandaranayake. Replacement Miranga Subasinghe failed to convert the try. (10-10)
Trinity continued to keep the scoreboard going, as prop-forward Nimesh Ekanayake went over to touchdown for Trinity’s 3rd try. The kick went astray again. (15-10)
Another good bit of attacking play saw vice-captain Dhirendra Ratwatte making his way over to score another try. The conversion was unsuccessful once again. (20-10)
The player who scored two tries against Isipathana last week added two more to his name this week. Geeshapa Kulathunga had another good game as he scored two tries after stepping his way to the try-line. Both the kicks were no put over. (30-10)
Center Tevin Karunanyake ensured a Trinity victory when Miranga Subasinghe gave him a lovely short pass to score Trinity’s 7th try before the referee blew the long whistle.
Full-time: Trinity 35 (7T) – St. Anthony’s 10 (1T,1C,1P)
Captain Reshan Bandaranayake was adjudged the Man of the Match for his all-round performance.
The 1st XV team will have to do a bit of work with their conversions as they left 14 points on the park, but will be happy with their second half performance.
Under 16 game
A great performance saw the U16 team of Trinity College Kandy beating the Anthonians 29-0 in a game of good rugby. The team has a big game next week against St Joseph’s College, on the 22nd, and will look to bring out another good performance in Colombo.
2nd XV game
Another superb game of rugby saw the Trinitians run riot against St. Anthony’s 2nd XV in a one sided affair. Trinity won with a massive margin, 61-0.
The team faces St. Joseph’s College next week on the 22nd of March. They will look into rectifying their mistakes going into the next game.
The teams would also like to send a big thank you to all the boys who made their way to the grounds to support them, and not forgetting the members of staff too.
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