Kandy edge-out Havies in league finale

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Group Chief Marketing Officer of Dialog Axiata Amali Nanayakkara presenting the Trophy to the Captain of Kandy SC Gayan Weerarathna    



By Shamzeer Jaleel 

Kandy Sports Club lived upto expectations as a true champion outfit when they edged-out Havelock Sports Club 30-28 in the Dialog Inter-Club League Rugby Tournament final encounter worked off at the Nittawela Stadium in Kandy yesterday.

Kandy SC who had sealed the title for another year much earlier in the season collected their points from two goals, two tries and two penalties after having led 22-0 at half time. The Havies responded with four goals.
Fazil Marija who was playing his farewell game for Kandy SC planted three superb tries after Gayan Weerarathna had touched down in the fifth minute of play.    

Untitled-6Nigel Ratwatte converted two tries and also fired across two crucial penalties. 

However, Havelock SC staged a remarkable comeback in the second half and scored four magnificent tries through Lasindu Karunatilleke (2), Sudam Sooriyarachchi and Liston Flatney. Rizah Mubarak converted all four tries. 

Referee: Rohan Fernando