Rugby Season Kicks Off
Written by Editor    Sunday, 10 February 2013 08:11    PDF Print Email








8th February 2013 was a special day for Mora Rugby as they had their first practice match of the season with Royal College, Colombo at the Royal College Sports Complex. The Mora Rugby team was captained by Charith Fonseka and the Royal College team was captained by the Sri Lanka Youth player, Rimze Jamaldeen. As Mora locked horns with Royal, a tight game was expected due to the reputation of both the sides and from the kick off, signs were displayed of a great game of Rugby. Both the sides comprised of hard hitting forwards and lightening speed backs.

From the start Royal was trying hard to punch holes in the Mora defense but the power of the Mora forwards were too much for them until Royal winger after a lightening speed run managed to go over to score the first try for his team and the conversion was not successful. At the lemons the score was 05-00 in favor of Royal. 

Just like in the first half the game progressed as an exciting match to watch and the Royal skipper was able to find a gap in Mora defense to go over the try line under the post to score the second try for Royal and it was successfully converted by the skipper himself. After a hard hitting passage of play in the Royal half it was the time for Mora to show what they are made of. The Number 8, Dhanuka Anthony managed to score the first try for Mora after a brilliant forward play and it was successfully converted by the Mora winger, Zuhair Zavahir. The score at this point was 12-07 in favor of Royal. Both the sides were hitting hard to find gaps in defense but till the last few minutes neither of the teams could score until Royal scored another successfully converted try to conclude the game with the score 19-07.
It was an exciting experience to witness a match between a leading school and a leading university and as expected it was a thriller and both Mora and Royal played a good game of Rugby throughout displaying qualities of champions.
By Gayanjith Premalal





Written on Sunday, 10 February 2013 08:11 by Editor

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