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Isipathana Retains the Major Milroy Fernando Trophy.

The Royal College Sports Complex was the place to be on the 25th of March 2017 as it served as the venue for the Annual Rugby Encounter between Royal College Colombo and Isipathana College Colombo for the prestigious Major Milroy Fernando Trophy.

The match kicked off at around 4.15 p.m. and the two teams were energised with the thirst for victory, the first half of the game looking a bit advantageous for the Royalists who were determined to win back the trophy with the scoreboard displaying 14-05. We saw the teams being soaked in cheers and applause from their respective supporters. As for the gameplay, we saw an incredible amount of teamwork from both teams.

However, the second half showcased the Isipathanians exceptional timing and strategy as well as a bit of a slow performance from the Royalists, thereby leading to the retainment of the shield by Isipathana College with a final score of 22-17. The Isipathana supporters were jubilant, however, the Royal supporters did not fail to be there by the side of their team, accept the outcome in a Right Royal manner and rekindle the Royal spark for the many encounters to come.

-Sayuru Kariyawasam-