Kandy vs Colombo lock down to decide Youth Rugby supremacy

The combined schools of Colombo will take on the combined schools of Kandy in their annual rugby encounter today at Nittawela Grounds, Kandy.

This match will also act as a selection trial for the Asia U19 Rugby Championship which will be held in December 2018.

Gamunu Chethiya of St. Joseph’s College will lead the Colombo ‘Blues’ with the likes of Janidu Dilshan of Royal College, Jason Karunarathne of St. Peter’s College accompanying him. The team will be coached by Dushanth Lewke, the league winning coach from Royal College.

Loose forward from St. Anthony’s College, Katugasthota, Mohammed Shabeer will lead the team from Kandy. He toured with the Junior National team last year, the only ruggerite from Kandy while players like Vishwa Ranaraja and Naveen Rajaratnam will also add some experience.

The coaching department for the combined schools of Kandy will be led by Sumeda Malawana, the Vidyartha Head Coach and assisted by Ananda Kasthuriyarachchi (Maliyadeva Head Coach), and Dinesh Gamage (Kingswood Head Coach).

Colombo ‘Blues’ Squad - Daiyan Sabar (Wesley College), Maleesha Madumewan (Royal), Fadhil Adhan (Royal), Ifham Fareed (Royal), Christian De Lile (S. Thomas’), Tharindu De Alwis (St. Joseph’s College), Tharindu Hasith (Wesley), Adeesha Handunpathirana (S. Thomas’), Javidu Fernando (St. Peter’s), Harith Senanayake (S. Thomas’), Julian Charles (St. Peter’s), Ravindu Anjula (Isipathana), Shevon Gregory (St. Joseph’s), Abdullah Faiz (St. Peter’s), Thuwan Zamil (Lumbini), Shehan Eranda (St. Jospeh’s), Hiamantha Hirushan (Royal), Shamika Milinda (Science), Lakshan Uduwana (St. Peter’s College), Gamunu Chethiya (St. Joseph’s College), Nikhil De Silva (Royal), Sabith Feroz (Royal), Shan Akila (St. Joseph’s College), Kavinda Keshan (St. Joseph’s), Kenneth Wimaladasa (St. Peter’s), Rukshan Madhushanka (St. Peter’s), Jason Karunarathna (St. Peter’s), Risith Fernando (Royal), Mubeen Faleel (Royal), Shenol Shenuka (St. Peter’s), Kalindu Nandila (Royal), Janidu Dilshan (Royal)

Kandy ‘Reds’ Squad – Pravinda Wijethilaka (Trinity College), Vishwa Ranaraja (Trinity College), Avishka Sheik (Trinity College), Naween Rajaratnam (Trinity College) Tharindu Waligampala (Kingswood College), Rashmika Chandrarathna (Kingswood College), Janitha Rajanayake (Kingswood College), Ilham Jaleel (Kingswood College), Milan Weerasinghe (Kingswood College), Tuan Dilshan (Kingswood College), Lahiru Daulagala (Maliyadeva College), Lahiru Herath (Maliyadeva College), Kelum Madushan (Maliyadeva College),  Malitha Wijesundara (Maliyadeva College), Himanka Dhananjaya (Maliyadeva College), Suhail Waseem (St. Anthony’s College), Mohammed Shabeer (St. Anthony’s College), Janidu Himsara (St. Anthony’s College),  Kavishka Jayasuriya (St. Anthony’s College), Ruvan Amerasinghe (St. Anthony’s College), Mathish Amerasinghe (St. Anthony’s College), R. S Pathirana (St. Sylvester’s College), Tharindu Hettiarachchi (Vidyartha College), T. R. Rathnayake (Vidyartha College), K. L. Bandara (Vidyartha College), Dilshara Kodagoda (Vidyartha College), M. S. Kalugampitiya (Vidyartha College),  ),J. Wikumsekara (Sri Sumangala College), T. S. Umayanga, (Vidyartha College), P. U. Jayakody (Vidyartha College), N. K. Bandara (Vidyartha College),  Mohommed Akeel (Sri Sumangala College), K. R. Bandara (Sri Sumangala College), Kavishka Wanigasinghe (Sri Sumangala College), Ishara Liyanage (St. Anthony’s College)

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