Kandy SC in emphatic win

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By 2018-01-14

By Nadeesha Chathuranga

Kandy Sports Club defeated CR & FC 50-15 during their inter-club league match played at Nittawela Grounds yesterday.

Kandy scored 8 tries and made three conversions to CR's two tries, one conversion and a penalty.

CR played well in the first ten minutes or so as they defended brilliantly. Kandy played excellent rugby but they could not score until the 15th minute at which time CR made a mistake in their defence and flanker Tharindu Chathuranga of Kandy went through and touched down to score the first try of the game. Nigel Ratwatte the full back did the conversion and they led 7-0.

Kandy then did their magic again in the 19th minute and made some great moves from their backs and scored a good try by winger Richard Dharmapala and Nigel Ratwatte did the conversion to lead 14-0. In the 22nd minute Kandy scored another beautiful try when centre Dhanushka Ranjan scored after he got the ball from winger Dhanusha Dayan and Nigel Ratwatte did the conversion to lead 21-0.

CR & FC scored their first points of the match and it was Reeza Raffaideen from a penalty and the score was 21-3.

In the last 15 minutes no team could score.

At half time the scores were 21-3 in favour of Kandy SC.

Kandy started off the second half very well and they scored a quick try when their forwards pushed CR back to score through hooker Uchith Jayasuriya. The conversion was done by Nigel to lead 28-3.

In the 50th minute of the match Kandy scored another try from Jason Dissanayake and the conversion was missed. Kandy led 33-3.

Kandy scored again in the 58th minute through scrum half Sreenath Sooriyabandara who ran all the way after receiving the ball from Fazil Marija. The conversion was missed.

But then Nigel Ratwatte scored a great try and converted it himself and scores were 45-3.

Winger Reeza Raffaideen scored his first try for CR in the 69th minute and the conversion was not done by him to not add on to the score.

Kandy again scored a try from Dharmapala and the conversion was missed.

CR scored a late try through Charana Chamikara and the conversion was done by Tharinda Ratwatte to reduce the lead but Kandy ended up winners 50-15.

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