Today, all Rugby fans could expect to witness a tremendously exciting game of Rugby, when Royal College Colombo, come up against Trinity College Kandy, in the “2nd Leg” of the “Bradby Shield”. This ‘decider’ is to be played at the Royal Rugby Stadium in Colombo at 4.30 p.m. – and should give Royal the advantage, playing on their home grounds. Yet, the outcome of a Trinity-Royal Bradby game is most  [ Read More ]

In the scintillating spirit of Sri Lanka’s exciting ‘glamour game’ Rugby, this particular encounter of Trinity and Royal, will as always, see Rugby reach it’s peak, this time up in the hills of Pallekelle! The splendid scenic Trinity College Rugby Stadium grounds will be flagged and beautifully decorated, to also provide a ‘carnival’ atmosphere on this occasion, on Saturday, 1st June 2013 at 4.30 p.m. Keeping to the Trinity Tradition,  [ Read More ]

Trinity Rugby Fixtures & Results for 2013

Trinity Rugby Fixtures & Results of the 2013 Rugby Season: The 69th Bradby Shield 2013: 1st June : 1st Leg of Bradby Shield Encounter – Trinity Rugby Stadium, Pallekelle, Kandy 15th June : 2nd Leg of Bradby Shield Encounter – Royal Sports Complex, Colombo  Trinity College Rugby 1st XV Team:  Photo by: Amila Alahakoon      Trinity College Rugby Montage Video:     This post will be updated as soon  [ Read More ]

Denzil was born in Kandy on 27th July, 1940 to Loku Bandara & Iona Ratwatte Kobbekaduwa as their second child. He grew up in Kandy at Deldeniya Walauwa (Paternal Residence) of Deldeniya village in Menikdiwela, Kadugannawa and Amunugama Walauwa (Maternal Residence) of Amunugama village close to Kandy. These areas were close to the Kadugannawa Hills & the Dumbara Valley surrounded by the Mahaweli River with unspoilt environment close to nature  [ Read More ]

It was a beautiful day for rugby. Pallekelle, flanked by the Mahaveli at Kundasale and over looked by Hantane and the Knuckles Range was inviting but was not as lush as Bogambara. The Trinity stadium began to fill up even by 2 pm on 30 June for the much awaited second leg of the Bradby. The car parks were full by 3pm so the main Kundasale road was commandeered too.  [ Read More ]

What a thrill it will be for former Trinitian and Rugby Lion Dilshan Senanayake as he partakes in the Olympic Torch bearing Relay as a Torch bearer, running a 300 metre stretch in the Huntingdon precincts near Cambridge, London. His turn is today. He is one of three Sri Lankans to have been picked to carry the torch. They were selected from among over 150,000 nominees over a 12-month period  [ Read More ]

With the sad news of the untimely passing away of Shafi Jainudeen, a collage of images and memories adorn the canvass in our mind’s eye. For those of us who grew up with him and his family in Kandy, the story begins at Castle Street where his friends would visit the Jainudeen household often, ostensibly to keep Shafi company but in reality to admire-or “cap” as we colloquially called the  [ Read More ]

Brilliance of the ’74 Rugby Team

Everyone talks about the ’56 side under David Frank or Tyrrell Rajapakse’s side of ’87 being teams of fantastic rugby players with the unbeaten tag. Due recognition must be given to the consistently brilliant side of 1974 which also remained unbeaten and played some superlative rugby under the tutelage of the late Major Bertie Dias. Side stepping , dummies, excellent ball handling and sudden changes of direction gave them an  [ Read More ]

The way Royal’s Captain Lakshman Kaluaaratchi led his team into Longden Place in 1962 wearing their Gold and Blue striped jerseys with the crowd exploding in cheers, it had all the signs of a Battle Royale. With a purposeful John Wayne cowboy gait and his hand ready for the draw, ‘Gunman Kalu’, as he is affectionately called, was ready for the rugby shoot out. The Royalists had been warned by  [ Read More ]

Trinity Rugby Carnival 2012

Its Rugby time again. The favorite pastime of Trinitians young and old!!! Lions from all age groups, from clubs to the dominant males will ruck and maul and revel in the mud in a game they love!!! Kickoff is at 11.00 am at the Lion’s den in Pallekelle. Trinity will showcase 250 Ruggerites through the day. A prelude to the ‘Rumble in the Jungle’ at 3.30 pm, will be the  [ Read More ]

 
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