Kandy Reds squad announced. Mostly Trinitians

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Jun - 14 - 2011
H. Seneviratne

The SLRFU named a 30 man squad for the Kandy Reds team which will be coached by Nihal ‘Viper’ Gunaratne. Kandy has not yet appointed a captain and will have two strong contenders for the prestigious position. Trinity skipper and front row forward Murad Ramzeen will be one contender while the other will be the burly Anthonian skipper and number eight Sanka Rajaguru.

The Kandy Reds team will be dominated by the Trinitians who are fielding as many as 13 players in the final squad. Seven players each from Kingswood College and St. Anthony’s College will take the field while there will be a player each from Dharmaraja and ‘B’ division front runners Vidyartha. An interesting inclusion is Yohan Raj who has been picked from Sri Rahula College Kandy.

A noteworthy exclusion is Anthonian flanker Sajid Lahir who has been a consistent performer for the Eagles during the past couple of years. Lahir who turned up for the national squads in 2009 and 2010 has not been mentioned in the final squad.

The squad contains 13 players out of 30 from Trinity, all though Thisila Devinda & Dinuk Nayakarathne has been excluded from the squad due to serious injuries.

The 30 man squad is as follows,

Position Player Name Player School
Prop Heshan Kalhara Kingswood
Prop Timira Gallappathithige Trinity College
Prop R.Fernanado Kingswood
Hooker Murad Ramseen Trinity College
Hooker Kevin Bandara Trinity College
Lock S.I.Perera Trinity College
Lock Randika Alwis Trinity College
Lock Nirodha Suriyabandara SACK
Flanker R.Roch SACK
Flanker J. Darmawardane Kingswood
Flanker Jason Dissanayake Vidhyartha
Flanker Savidu Unambuwa Trinity College
Flanker C.Jayasundara Dharmaraja
Flanker U.Weerakoon Trinity College
No 8 Sanka Rajaguru SACK
No 8 S.Foster Trinity College
Half Back Sanjaya Somasiri Trinity College
Half Back Dinesh Liyanage SACK
Half Back M.Nazry Kingswood
5/Eight Reahan Weerakoon Trinity College
5/Eight Lawanka Perera Kingswood
Center Kanil Seneviratne Trinity College
Center Oshan Perera Kingswood
Center Chathuranga Dilshan Trinity College
Center Roiston David SACK
Center I.D.Ariyapala SACK
Wing M. Sashan Trinity College
Wing Yohan Raj Rahula
Full Back T.Weerasinghe Kingswood
Full Back S.D.Dayan SACK

Obtained from thepapare.com written by Sankha DLT

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