Defending champions Royal College will take on Kingswood College Kandy as the Schools Rugby League Championship kicks off on the 9th of March 2018 at the Royal Complex.
Several other exciting fixtures are set to be worked off in venues across the island in the same week.
- St. Anthony’s College vs Trinity College at Nittawala
- St. Joseph’s College vs S. Thomas College at CR & FC
- Isipathana College vs D S Senanayake College at Havelock Park
- Wesley College vs Dharmaraja College at CR & FC
- St. Peter’s College vs Zahira College at Bambalapitiya
The first round of the action-packed school rugby season will run along uninterrupted, with the final weekend of March as an exception. After five weeks, four out of the six teams will qualify for the second round to compete for the title.
Division A Groups
Group A – Royal College, S. Thomas’ College, Kingswood College, Trinity College, St. Joseph’s College and St. Anthony’s College.
Group B – Isipathana College, Zahira College, Wesley College, Dharmaraja College, D S Senanayake Colleg, and St. Peter’s College.
Last year’s title holders Royal College and runner-up Isipathana College will have the upper hand in the two groups with tough competition from all other teams, especially S. Thomas’s College, St. Peter’s College and Trinity College.
Yet again, Zahira College Maradana might turn out to be the team with potential to upset any opponent in the league. Despite finishing at the bottom of the table, they displayed an element of surprise throughout the group stages last season.
At the end of the group stages, the bottom two teams in each group with complete for the plate title with the top four in division B.
Division B Groups
Group A – Ananda College, St. Benedict’s College, St. Sylvester’s College, Piliyandala MMV, Vidyartha College and Science College.
Group B – Thurstan College, Prince of Wales College, Mahanama College, Richmond College, Lumbini College, Maliyadeva College and Richmond College.
The tournament will conclude in June 2018.
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