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Splendour in the grass

Splendour in the grass By UL Kaluaratchi It is now decades since I handled a rugby ball. So, the kick-off at this stage of our life is difficult, yet it always is considered very important. I would like to kick off these random reflections by paying a warm tribute to …

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ASIA’S FASTEST MAN CLOCKS…

It was such a joy and honour to meet up with an active living legend, Summa Navaratnam, at the Royal College Sports Complex in Colombo recently. Still brisk and bright and actively involved in a Junior Rugby Academy he set up at Royal. In the 1940s and ’50s Summa was the cynosure of all eyes as he …

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Havies kick on for a centenary bash..

Ken de Joodt, Trinity College captain of 1957/58, was one of the key players in the Havelocks Sports Club’s glorious run in local rugby from 1960, kicking the winning goal in 1961 to clinch the Clifford Cup. Here, the famous Sri Lankan back division player, and deserving life member for his contribution …

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DAVID AND HIS LIONHEARTS…

  BY Ken de Joodt As a mere introduction to this write-up, Trinity College, Kandy, was always known as the Cradle of Rugby in schools – since this great game of rugby had its beginnings at Trinity in 1906, when Rev. A.G. Fraser was the Principal. In fact, the first match Trinity played was against Kingswood College, Kandy, in …

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Boys From The Quadrangle…

  Trinity College The team from the hill capital, which has the richest rugby heritage in the Island in terms of class, performance and the contribution made to the nation over a century stepped out this year, like in every year since 1906 in defence of their “Honour& Glory”. Trinity have been one of the consistent schools …

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School Rugby Review…

  The Singer Schools Under 20 Rugby League began in March with Isipathana College, Colombo – the 2014 unbeaten triple champions – coming out under No. 8 Omalka Gunaratna’s leadership to defend their crowns. Though they lost one title earlier this year, the All Island 7s Championship to St Peter’s College, they meant business from the time the …

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