Joes edge S. Thomas’ in thriller


St Joseph’s continued their winning streak when they edged S. Thomas’ 30/28 in a key Dialog Schools Under-20 Rugby League encounter at Havelock Park last week-end.

Joes collected their points from 4 tries, 2 conversions and 2 penalties, while Thomians scored through 3 tries, 2 conversions and 3 penalties.

Joes scored their tries through Naveen Marasinghe (3) and Jehan Athukorala. The conversions and penalty kicks were taken by Dilhara Subash.

Thomian tries were scored by skipper Chariya Kurukulasuriya, Yehan Bulathsinghalage and Jaden Koch, with Yehan converting the tries and putting over the penalties.

Joes took safe custody of the Lady Jayathilake Shield after a lapse of 2 year.

Referee Aaqil Jamaldeen

Royal run riot at Reid Avenue

Royal ran riot at Reid Avenue when they outclassed Kingswood 53/0 at the Royal Sports Complex last weekend. Winners collected their points through 8 tries, 5 conversions and a penalty.

At the short breather Royal led 33/0.

Pasindu Heshan (2), Hasnaka Higgodage (2), Naveen Perera, Shenal Adhikaram, Rahil Wijesekara and Supun Gamlathge scored for Royal. Nabeel Yahiya was successful in converting 5 of them and adding a solitary penalty.

Referee Praneeth Weranga

Rajans hold Science

In the Central Hills, Dharmaraja held Science to a thrilling 15/15 draw at the Nittawela Rugby Stadium.

At the short breather Science led 8/5.

Both teams scored 2 tries, 1 conversion and a penalty. A few questionable referee decisions put Science at a disadvantage in this game.

Referee Dilum Deeshana

Defending champions Royal, Joes, Isipathana, St Peter’s and Trinity have remained unbeaten at the end of the second week of matches.

By Special Correspondent