Royal clinches win in first leg of Bradby

Royal clinches win in first leg of Bradby

Royal clinches win in first leg of Bradby

Written by Tharushan Fernando

30 Apr, 2016 | 8:43 pm

The first leg of the 72nd Bradby Shield Annual Rugby Match encounter between Royal College, Colombo and Trinity College, Kandy was played in Colombo on sunday.

The Royalists won the game 22 – 17.

Royal College, opened the scoring at home and led the first half 17 – 7. However, in the 64th minute Trinity College, Kandy bounced back to score ten more points. Despite their efforts, Royal College, Colombo pounced at the opportunity to score a try in the 76th minute of the game.

The school that records the highest number of points at the end of the two legs is awarded the Bradby Shield.

The second leg of the 72nd leg will take place at Pallekele, in Kandy.

The annual Rugby Match encounter between Royal College and Trinity College commenced on the 31st of July 1920. In 1945, the principal of Royal College, E.L. Bradby, put forward the idea of playing an annual two-match series and since then the encounter was played for the Bradby Shield. Trinity College , Kandy had won the Bradby Shield on 39 previous occasions while their opponents Royal College, Colombo won the shield on 31 occasions.

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