Category: rugbyfootballPublished on Saturday, 16 July 2011 03:14
The undefeated ‘B’ division champs ended their high profile 2011 campaign with a swashbuckling display of rugby today against a worn-out St. Johns Nugegoda outfit in their match played at Nittewela grounds.
Half time score: 114-0 (VC)
Full time score: 203-0 (VC)
The undisputed champs of the ‘B’ division, Vidyartha College came across another milestone this season as they dispatched their warriors on to the Nittewela park for the final time this season in the league tournament. The champs not only won the game comprehensively but they also stumbled upon many records along the way notching up the highest ever total in the history of the league tournament surpassing the previous best by St. Peters last season against Prince of Wales where the scored 164 points to nil in an official ‘A’ division match. The unofficial previous highest score however was by Royal College who defeated Royal College Panadura 170 nil a few years back. This also goes as the highest ever defeat margin in the leagues history and center three-quarter Danushka Talwatte in the process went on to score as many as 7 tries for his team, while Sri Lanka youth player and flanker Jason Dissanayake scored 5 tries.
However it was seen as a comedy of errors at the Nittewela grounds while as many as 10 players from the visiting team limped off the field due to injuries. At one point St. Johns were reduced to just 5 players in the early stages of the second half which kept the spectators agitated. After a few minutes in to the second half they then increased the number of players to 7 and similarly the home team also fielded the same number of players. The referee in charge Mohomed Faizal was not aware of the St. Johns players leaving the ground during the course of the game and this will surely be taken up by the rugby athourities concerned.
Vidyartha who have won all of their games this season will go in to the top division next season. It has truly been a remarkable season for the Vidyartha team and will taste their first big clash in the knock out trophy against the bigger fish in the league tournament.
Try scores are as follows,
Dhanushka Talwatte (7), No 8. Jason Dissanayake (5), Prop Amith Bandara (5), second row Ayesh Galahawela (3) second row Lahiru Ratnadivakara (2),prop Ishara Shakila (1), hooker Lakmal Herath (1), , flanker Mahesh Ratnayake (1), centre Kavinda Perera (1), winger Supun Dissanayake (1), flanker Samitha Salinda (1), full back Isuru Lakmal (1), flanker Himasha Ranawaka (1), Bran Samarakoon (1) and centre Kasun Dissanayake (1)