The Inter-School League Rugby holders Isipathana College, Colombo was crowned Champions of the 2016 President’s Trophy, Under-20 knock-out Tournament, after comprehensively beating Royal College Colombo in the finals by 47 points to 12, at the Racecourse Stadium yesterday (13) evening.
The Isipathana team led by Roshan Indunil outclassed the Royalists in every department, before a packed Racecourse grounds. Superior Isipathana back lined, an outpaced Royalist side to score 6 goals and a solitary try.
The boys from Reid Avenue led by Nikhil Gunadeera could only manage one goal and one try during a pulsating 80 minutes. The winners led 19-07 at lemons.
Referee Nuwan Fernando also dished out 4 yellow cards, two each for the sides, during the game.
By winning the knockouts Isipathana College and skipper Indunil rounded off a spectacular year becoming double champions in the schools circuit.
The crowing of the new champions draws the curtain to an eventful 2016 Schools Rugby season.
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