After a wonderful showcase of skillful rugby with the huge crowd support, Zahira College managed to win the must win game against Prince of Wales College to secure their place in Division 1 Group A for the year 2017.
The match was played at the CR & FC grounds at Longden place. Credit to the huge crowd support, the game looked very interesting from the start as Zahira took the lead with a penalty.
At the half way mark, the score was 11-5 in favour for the boys from Maradana. Prince of Wales managed to get a try under the belt but the Zahirians kept ticking over as the game summed up with a great 100m run by Yuzraan Lantra. The outstanding try can easily be considered as the try of the season for Zahira College.
Eventually, the final scoreline read 23-5 in favour of Zahira as they comprehensively dismantled the Cambrians from Moratuwa.
Led by the spirited Ramzan Amith, coached by the experienced Shamly Nawaz and massively supported by the school administration, especially Mr Mazeer and the sports council, the Zahirians have indeed re-created history by eliminating the 14 year drought.
Live streaming the event, the Zahira College old boys took the game to the next level by making the game accessible to fans from over 35 countries. Past captains, coaches and Ex-Sri Lankan rugby players were present at the game as well. Emotions were shown all around the ground in the special moment which can be called as one of the best moments of
Emotions were shown all around the ground in the special moment which can be called as one of the best moments of Zahira College Rugby after the President’s Trophy win back in 1998.
Speaking to Daily sports after the Game outside CR & FC , a member of Zahira College Old boys Association, Nuzri Munsoor said, “This is one of the best moments for sports in our school. We played excellent rugby this season with plenty of passion. Playing rugby for almost 10 decades, we badly wanted to play in the top division. It’s indeed a dream come true. Hopefully, we will play good rugby and sustain in division one to bring back the lost glory.”
Sri Lankan full Back Riza Mubarak Congratulated Zahira College on their success as well.
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