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 ]

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 ]

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 ]

Trinity College Rugby Montage Video

Audio & Video Editing / Production by : Yashwanth Dahanayake Rugby Footage Courtesy of : Channel Eye, Rupavahini, and Sirasa TV Watch in 1080p HD for highest quality. Lyrics: Out of the night that covers me, Black as the pit from pole to pole, I thank whatever gods may be, For my unconquerable soul. In the failed clutch of circumstance, I have not winced nor cried aloud, Under the bludgeonings  [ Read More ]

Prof. (Dr.) Senaka Bibile (1920-1977) was a third generation Trinitian. His father C.W. Bibile (1894-1936) and grandfather (W.R. Bibile 1865-1918) too attended Trinity. The family, descending from a long line of Veddah Chieftains and Kandyan Chieftains in the Uva Region, saw the benefits of a liberal education and enrolled their children at Trinity from the very inception of that hallowed institution. At Trinity, Senaka was an all rounder and shone  [ Read More ]

Trinity trounce Thurstan

Trinity College put up a solid effort to trounce Thurstan College by 41 points to 3 in a schools rugby tournament fixture at Pallekele. The winners led 24 points to nothing at the breather. Lions accumulated their points off three goals, four tries while the Thurstanites could not muster anything beyond a solitary drop goal. Lions scored off their full back Dinuk Nayakaratne, winger C. Ratwatte, flanker K. Yatwara, centre  [ Read More ]

Trinity, led by burly No 8 forward and Rugby Lion Ravi Balasuriya, took on Lock Forward Seyed Hashim’s Royalists in 1977, acutely conscious  of  its loss of the Bradby Shield in the two previous years, and more so, by the series record the previous year  1976 – /0-36 at Longden Place and 6-25. Ravi Balasuriya The only scoring that Trinity did which was in the second leg at Bogambara was,  [ Read More ]

Isipathana thrash Trinity

A superior demonstration of fast, open rugby by Isipathana College three-quarters, well backed up by their forwards, handed Trinity College their second defeat ahead of the key Bradby Shield return leg, by 23 points to 18 at the end of an absorbing schools’ rugby league fixture at Pallekele yesterday. It was an improved retort by Trinity, brushing aside their woes after their loss against Royal in the first leg, but  [ Read More ]

That Trinity-Peterite game in 1973

With the  much awaited Trinity- St. Peters rugby encounter that took place on Friday(21st of May 2011), connoisseurs of inter schools  rugby football will undoubtedly reminisce the Trinity-Peterite  encounter  in 1973 and legendary Peterite, Havies and Sri Lanka fly half  Frank Hubert. St. Peters, with their last victory over Trinity in 1941 under Chandrasena was yet to beat Trinity in the post World War II era. The date was Saturday, July 15, 1973. The venue  [ Read More ]

 
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