Royal College Rugby Season 2023 Kicks Off

Royal College, Colombo kicks off the Inter-Schools Rugby Tournament to an exciting start with the first match being scheduled to take place on 17th of June 2023.

The much anticipated inter-schools’under 19 Rugby Tournament is only a few days away and all the schools are geared up to put on a gripping show for all fans, both locally and internationally.

For the first round of the tournament, Royal College will host 4home games – including the 2ndleg of the 77th Bradby Shield Encounter played against Trinity College, Kandy. The other traditional trophy games against schools such as S.Thomas’s and Isipathana will be played once the first round of games are concluded.

Following is the full list of 1st Round matches for Royal College

1st round

• Royal College vs.St. Peter’s College(Away)
•Royal College vs.Science College (Away)
•Royal College vs.Vidyartha College(Home)
•Royal College vs.Zahira College(Home)
•Royal College vs.Dharmaraja College (Home)
•Royal College vs.Trinity College (Away) – Bradby 1st Leg
•Royal College vs.Trinity College (Home) – Bradby 2nd Leg

Randul Senanayake and Thivain Pererahave been  appointed as the Royal College Captain and Vice-Captain respectively.

DushanthLewke has been re-appointed as Head Coach.Following a successful stint as the Royal College Under-18 Head Coach, Lewke was appointed as the Assistant Coach of Royal College’sfirst XV team in 2013. In 2018, he was the HeadCoachand since his appointment, Royal College has been crowned league champions in 2018 and 2019.

Organised by the Rugby Match Organising Committee of Royal College,an overwhelming audience of over 15,000 spectators are expected to attend the Bradby Shield Encounter this year.

Coming on board as the main sponsors of Royal Rugby 2023 are, National Development Bank PLC (NDB Bank) as the Main Event Sponsor and Brandix Lanka Ltd as the Main Team Sponsor.

Other sponsors are SLT Mobitel-Telecom Partner, ATG-Co Team Sponsor & Junior Rugby Sponsor, Ralham Sports-Sports Equipment Partner, BOLT-ClothingPartner, Lanka Hospitals -Healthcare Partner, Vision Care -Optical Partner, Nestle MILO-Nutrition Partner, Affinity Consulting -IT Strategic Partner, Elephant House/Krest-Food & Beverage Partner, Quadrangle -Social Media Partner, Omnicom Media Group partners – the Official PR Agency, Ceylon Cleaners -Laundry Partner, EFM-Radio Partner, Homelands -Tuskers Partner, EOAS-Lifestyle Partner and American Water as Hydration Partner continuing their support for the development of school Rugby in Sri Lanka. The annual Rugby Season boasts a long history of prestige and comradeship between some of the leading schools in the country where both winning and losing are accepted most graciously

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