Published on - 8/3/2004
The fascinating second round of the ongoing Caltex Rugby Tournament culminated on Friday (30 July 2004) evening bringing victory to the Police Ruggerites against their Army counterparts at the Bambalapitiya Police grounds.
The Army scored 14 points against 21 of the Police team as the final whistle after a hard battle fought by soldiers began to blow.
Army team's 14 included one try scored by Merin, Kenyan player who is famed for his skills. His professional skills in the field were very visible whilst the Army's Shan Pradeep giving a tough resistance contributed largely to bring his team to challenging heights.
Peiji ruggerite, Lukata emerged a heroic figure throughout the entire encounter and brought the Police team to its pinnacle of victory.
Towards the climax of the event, judges had to raise the yellow card and expel two players from both sides due to their stubborn and unsporting behaviour.
Inspector General of Police, Indra De Silva, Commander of the Army, Lieutenant General S.H. Shantha Kottegoda, Senior Officers of the Army and the Police along with a large gathering of rugby fans witnessed the encounter with much enthusiasm and attention.
The next Rugger Match between the Army team and the Havelock sports club is to be held, Friday (06 August 2004)