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Trinity College, Kandy, has been known as the cradle of Sri Lanka rugby for well over a century as the college from the hill capital produced many outstanding ruggerites and champion sides, including five unbeaten teams. However, since the Lions’ last all-conquering First XV side of 1987, under the inspiring …

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True-blue Joe, on and off the field

TRIBUTE: Arthur Hakel True-blue Joe, on and off the field   By Susilough de S Wijeyeratne   I came to know Arthur Hakel by name as a kid watching cricket, seated on a suitcase by the boundary at St Joseph’s College grounds in the later parts of the 1960s, when …

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Blue & Gold magic: the Champion Royal XV of ’78

RUGBY HITS OF THE ’70S Blue & Gold magic: the Champion Royal XV of ’78 By Sujith Silva The 1970s was a remarkable decade for Royal rugby. In this period, the Reid Avenue college managed to revive its fortunes against traditional hill-country opponent, Trinity College in the annual Bradby Shield. An …

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