Bradby Shield Encounter

This year marked the 65th rugby encounter of The Bradby Shield against Trinity Lions and Reid Avenue boys (Royalists). It’s a very important event in Sri Lankan school rugby calender as well as for all the Trinitians and Royalists. Most of them make sure they never miss its excitement and glory, although they are abroad. It consists of two legs, one being played in the Royal College stadium in Colombo, and the other in Bogambara stadium, Kandy. The winner is decided on the aggregate of the scores from these two matches, usually played a few weeks apart. The first historic match between each other was played on July 31, 1920. and to this date Trinity had won most of the encounters by wining 35 while Royal had bagged 29 and a single tie in between.

In the 65th encounter, The Bradby Shield was won by Royal beating Trinity with a score of 53 points to 27 points. At the end of first leg at Kandy score board was Royal 22 points and Trinity 12 points and here at Colombo the Royal capitalized on their lead and went on to score another 31 points while Trinity managed to score 15 points on the board.



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