Published: Wednesday, 05 December 2012 12:32
The ‘A’ division interschool rugby tournament will kick off early next year with the 1st match scheduled to take place on the 11th of March.
According to the Sri Lanka Schools Rugby Football Association the tournament has been bought forward by a month due to the customary Advance level exams in August. The division 1 group ‘A’ will feature 10 teams and the league tournament will span out for 9 weeks starting from 11th March to the 10th June.
The Division 1 group ‘A’ is packed with some quality teams with Dharmaraja College and Wesley College joining the fray. League champions, Isipathana College will play ‘B’ division runners up Wesley College during their first outing for 2013 while the ‘A’ division runners up, Trinity College will set up a hill side clash against 2012 ‘B’ division champions, Dharmaraja College.
The Peterites will host the Eagles during their first match in Bambalapitiya, while Royal College will host Science College. Kingswood College and St. Josephs College who finished the league at 7th and 8th respectively will play against each other in Bogambara.
The Division 1 group ‘A’ is packed with a number of high profile teams which are capable of laying their hands on the trophy.
Below is the match schedule which has been forwarded by the Sri Lanka Schools Rugby Football Association.
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