19 May, 2022

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St. Peter’s College Rugby: Was The ‘Rock’ Sin Binned?

By Marlon Dale Ferreira

Marlon Dale Ferreira

Marlon Dale Ferreira

The saintly school from Bambalapitiya St. Peter’s College will always remain firstly as a top notch educational institute that uses sport as part of its extra curriculum to instill the building of character, embedding of deeply rooted values and discipline to its students. Historically the school has taken pride in the stellar job it always does, where the churning of young boys into fine astute men and releasing them to the world has been one of the school’s top most priorities.

However the recently concluded schools rugby season left gaping holes that continued to get even bigger as the season drew to a close. These gaping holes were the ones that the school authorities failed to plug in time, that eventually led to a plethora of unwanted twaddle, that finally appeared to have been fueled from within its system itself as the season ended. These issues seemed to be in retaliation for throwing out its former Coach Colin Denish and replacing him with Australian born Scottish Test Match rugby player/cum Coach Ben Mac Dougall.

The negative publicity that the school got through the latter part of the season should be sufficient for the authorities to take heed and learn a lesson or two themselves, as opposed to being entrusted the job of educating their very own kids through the means of sport.

This now completed season equally left many ardent fans and supporters of the school alike, with quizzical faces especially during certain games, where losing matches from seemingly winning positions, influenced flirting thoughts of matches being fixed.

St. Peter’s College Rugby

*Photo courtesy The Nation

Similar words such as unexplainable, unfathomable, baffling, puzzling, perplexing, mystifying, strange and weird would have at some point in time crossed the minds of both its players and supporters alike too.

However the bewilderment that surrounded these thoughts could also be justified, as here were the seven – a – side champions, with their set of fleet footed runners losing matches at will and especially under rather mystifying circumstances.

If that was not the case, then seeking answers to questions such as its reliable Fly Half Sandesh Jayawickrama kicking zero kicks from eight attempts at goal, in their game against Royal College, to its captain Kevin Dixon not taking a crucial kickable match winning penalty against Isipathana, with a few minutes left on the clock and the sensational back to back season ending losses to both St.Thomas’ and Science Colleges’, would be tough to answer.

Our Game Our Pasion Our LifeWas the under performance of the players harnessed by external forces along with the residue of support staff left behind by Denish that caused this mayhem? Or perhaps was it the bickering of the newly appointed Rugby Foundation board of members who assumed office mid way during the season causing more harm than good? Or was it the mentality of wining at all costs that back fired on them?

These are perhaps questions that the school’s authorities will have to dig deep to find answers for.

Some senior players were left shell shocked too, wondering as to why their very own team mates were committing basic error after error during the latter part of the season’s game, losing prized possession of the ball but moreover the games itself.

The question of matches lost on purpose by a set of players and influenced by external forces in their attempt to bring back their ousted Coach Colin Denish, will always be left unanswered.

But then again the benefit of the doubt needs to be given to the players as well, even though the ingredients are all available to cook up the most controversial of stews.

A disgruntled old boy summed it up best this way. “Our Fr. Rector Martin should have sacked the entire lot along with the ousting of Coach Denish and brought in a new set of support staff too. By keeping those who had and continue to have close ties with Denish, it was only a matter of time before they ended up ganging up together in retaliation of their buddy’s departure. There is a mafia that controls things from the side lines and our authorities have sadly failed in controlling those elements”.

A look at the concluded league season at a glance.

Game 1: Lost to St.Joseph’s College 10/17. Two tries scored. Captain Kevin Dixon carried off the field after a brilliant first half played by the Petes. Rugby dished out was like poetry in motion especially in the initial half.

Game 2: Beat Kingswood 13/12 in after Fly Half Sandesh Jayawickrama sailed a match winning kick to secure the side’s first league win.

Game 3: Beat Wesley College 45/22 with ease by scoring 8 tries.

Game 4: Lost to Isipathana 18/20. A crucial penalty from kicking distance with a few minutes left for the game to end was mysteriously not taken by skipper Kevin Dixon. The ball was kicked to touch instead. Some say that taking the kick and even missing it would have been the ideal decision, as the subsequent 22 yard drop out gives the ball back to the Petes.

Game 5: The seven a side champions record the season’s biggest win over C.W.W.Kannangara 107/5 running in a total of 17 tries.

Game 6: Beat Trinity 30/25 at Bambalapitiya by running down 6 tries.

Game 7: Lost to Royal 25/36. Perhaps this is where it all started to go pear shaped. Fly half and reliable place kicker Sandesh Jayawickrama kicks all five conversions, including 3 penalty kicks astray.

On the 11th of June 2015 the St.Peter’s Rugby Foundation appoints a new committee with Trinesh Fernando as its President.

Game 8: Lost to St. Thomas’ College 17/25. Even the Thomians were left shell shocked and amazed by this win.

Game 9: Lost to Science College 3/34. Science College is the side that is currently coached by Colin Denish the former Coach of St.Peter’s College. The Peterites played this game in a manner that was totally out of character compared to the way they competed during the rest of the season. They practically refused to score a single try in this game despite crossing the line of every opponent they played up until then. The only Peterite old boy who seemed happy with their loss was the Science College Coach Denish. He was witnessed gleaming from ear to ear and carried on the shoulders by his team’s supporters who were also observed jeering the Peterite authorities in front of the VIP area.

CrestThe following day Coach Ben Mac Dougall called over to meet Fr. Rector Trevor Martin and subsequently, it was amicably decided that they part ways for the greater good of the school.

Colombo Telegraph did speak to Fr. Rector Martin who said “we did make a massive investment and we did not achieve the desired results. I had many old boys and parents breathing down my back and I had to make a call. No, no. I was not influenced by anyone to get rid of the Coach, but during our discussion it was decided by both parties that for the best interest of the school, that Coach Mac Dougall and us part ways. This was sadly reported erroneously by the media”.

When Colombo Telegraph contacted Ben Mac Dougall to get his version of the story, he sent in this email “I need to be 100% truthful so with my statement I want to clarify “Pressure from outside sources”. I felt that some boys did not handle the pressure and expectations from some old boys, parents and other external influences like personal friendships and divided loyalties to the former coach. There was even talk Colin had contacted some boys in the week leading up to the Science match. But let’s give the boys the benefit of the doubt and were not influenced.

I do not wish to implicate the boys in any way.

I did my best to protect and shield the players from these outside influences but ultimately they are children and some are not equipped with the mental skills to effectively deal with such issues. Even I have never experienced such situations like these and found it very challenging to try and counteract all the different forces at play.

Further to external I had internal pressure from within, there was a clear divide in the loyalty of those who were part of my back room team (Manager, Doctor, MIC) and some other influential old boys were all big supporters of the former coach Colin Dinesh and were reluctant for change.

Prior to the science match an issue with the College Doctor arose when he incorrectly diagnosed our captain Kevin Dixon with a hamstring tear contrary to other medical opinions (Physiotherapist/Trainer). An ultrasound scan was undertaken on my request and he was cleared of any such injury but by then Kevin was mentally down and as a result lost confidence and his form suffered badly.

In the end I felt these factors undermined the team’s performance and my ability to coach St Peters. So on Sunday the day after the Science College match I had a meeting with Father Rector at 3pm and officially I stepped down as Director of Rugby.

The Following messages and questions where conveyed to Father Rector at the meeting:

“As a coach I can accept mistakes and errors in judgment from players on the rugby field but a lack of effort and commitment I cannot forgive”.

“The Science match on the 20/6/2015 was vastly inconsistent with how the boys performed in the other matches during the season”.

“The Question of why did we perform to such a poor level in the Science College match will remain one of the great mysteries of my season coaching St. Peters”.

“I am baffled why we could not score single try against science yet we scored 5&6 tries against Royal and Trinity Colleges respectively in the matches leading into this game”.

If the exit of Coach Mac Dougall seemed controversial, then the entry of its new Coach Rajeev Perera and Trainer Mothilal Jayathilake did eventually write their own script of controversy too. Jayathilake who carries a blotched past as a Trainer, soon had players feeling sick in the gut, after a supplement was introduced to them during the week leading up to their quarter final game. It was also confirmed that this supplement was administered without the consent of the players’ parents.

However the school authorities in a last ditch effort at winning at all costs, did have their subsequent plans short lived. St.Peter’s did eventually lose to Science College yet again within the span of a week, but not before it was witnessed that the players’ and the support staff’s attitudes seemed different now, minus their foreign Coach. They died a more merciful and dignified death this time around losing by 22 points to 27.

Captain Kevin Dixon was observed running onto the field displaying a new found sense of enthusiasm that also showcased the gleaming smiles of the support staff seated on the bench. Players running behind Dixon were all given ‘high fives’ to boost their confidence by their skipper. They were so pumped up this time, that the very same jaded side of a week ago, not only crossed their opponent’s line once but on four occasions.

Firstly the boys were given a supplement to pump them up during the lead up to this game, something that the now resigned Coach Mac Dougall refrained from using during the season when he was their Coach.

However when Colombo Telegraph contacted the schools appointed Doctor Clive James to clarify this, he confirmed that the school authorities had specially brought in Mothilal Jayathilake an additional Trainer for the knock outs, who sought his permission to administer ‘NO Explode’ a nitric oxide performance enhancing supplement.

“In 2010, I banned this supplement from being administered to the school boys of St. Peter’s College, as then the content ‘caffeine’ found in the supplement fell under the ‘monitored’ category of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). This meant that it was neither cleared nor banned and I did not want to take any chances. However in this instance, I informed him that the said supplement was now cleared and it could be administered in small doses” said Dr.James.

When Dr. James was asked if this supplement has any other side effects and also if the parents’ permission was sought to administer this supplement to the players, he said “Yes, if taken on the long term it can certainly affect the kidneys and no, I am unaware if the trainer Mothilal Jayathilake had sought parental permission to administer it”.

Dr. James also confirmed that he was not present when the supplement was administered and also did not deny the fact that something else could have been introduced during his absence.

Fitness and Nutrition specialists have confirmed that no symptoms of vomiting are known when the supplement ‘NO Explode’ is usually taken unless something else is introduced.

However when Colombo Telegraph contacted a parent of one of the senior team’s players, it was highlighted that leading up to the knock outs, the boys were given only a whey protein which was clearly explained to the parents by a sports medicine doctor from the Kalubowila South Government Hospital. This was when a seminar was conducted on health, fitness and nutrition for the parents of players earlier.

“I found my boy vomiting in the toilet and when I inquired he said that prior to practices the trainer Mothilal Jayathilke had given them something to drink in order to boost their fitness levels. It was also strange to see my otherwise fit son sleeping for longer periods of time during the pre-knockout week” said the parent who did not wish to be named.

“Half a scoop each before practice, that’s what I instructed Jayathilake to give them” said Dr. James. “As long as it is taken in small dosages its fine. But if you abuse its intake on the long term you are bound to suffer renal / kidney problems” concluded the doctor.

Colombo Telegraph made many calls in its quest to find out what exactly led to this controversial season.
The controversies surrounding this season even had a sport website firstly uploaded comments of old boys under their covered match story and then strangely had them removed. On further examination it was revealed that the website belongs to the company that the current Rugby Foundation President Trinesh Fernando works for.

People spoken to:

Fr. Rec. Trevor Martin (Principal) – St. Peter’s College
Ben Mac Dougall (Rugby Coach -7’s and League)
Sunil Aponso (Rugby Manager) – Admitted that he had spoken to a reporter of a newspaper even though he was not authorized to speak to the press.
Trinesh Fernando (Present President Rugby Foundation) – Declined to comment but provided necessary telephone numbers of the relevant school authorities.
Nigel Forbes (Former President Rugby Foundation) – Declined to comment.
Troy Bartlett (Sports Secretary-SPC) – Declined to comment but advised to speak to Fr. Rector Trevor Martin.
Dr. Clive James (School appointed Doctor) – Admitted he advised Trainer Mothilal Jayathilake that the supplement ‘NO Explode’ is permitted by WADA .

* A host of other old boys and parents of players were spoken too, but they wished to remain anonymous.

It is now clear that somewhere along the season the words of the founding fathers’ of St. Peter’s, the motto of the school “Virtus Et Veritas” (Virtue and Truth) and its rugby motto “Our Game Our Passion Our Life” was knocked on and lost.

It is best hoped that the school’s authorities find these lost values soon, but most of all their lost dignity of this season and weed out the unwanted shrub in gearing themselves in time for the next season.

It is also wished that they would go back to the days where the sport of rugby was played both hard and clean and run by a set of authorities laden with integrity and honour.

Perhaps they could also seek the advice that their late Coach and famous son, Archibald Perera, who used to always say “play clean and hard rugby, by getting both arms around your man, push with the shoulder and pull with both arms and bring your man down clean. From the base of the scrum, give the ball out to the fourth man, one step and out and let him score.”

His explanation to the abbreviated word “Rugger” and how it should be played went like this – “Ruggered, Ugly, Double Guts, Entertainment & Recreation” – and how true the revered ‘Archie’ was !

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    Archie must be rolling in his grave.He taught me to tackle,and gave no favor.Archie was all about guts,not about what was in them.The issue about supplements is shocking,to say the least.The questions posed by the writer,have to be thoroughly investigated.The other issue of politics pervading the field is another issue that has to be tackled head on.In our day no parent would have dared to even approach Archie.They would have been given short shrift and the player concerned Sin binned and marked for some good hard hits.

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    I’ m sorry I m thinking about upcoming general election. If I have time after that and no other problem will be in this country. I ll seriously concern about this issue.

    For now please think about to whom you should vote.

    Bye//

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    Politics in Sri Lanka is systemic and endemic. Its rooted in schools through parents and old boys and then extends in to corporate Sri Lanka , the public service and finally government. Families too are influenced by political moves that dislodge fundamental people values causing the collapse of moral standards.

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    While This news may be of some importance to few of those who are loyal to St.Peter’s but given the more urgent and important issues facing the country at the moment,it certainly does not warrant much attention in CT

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      From the heading itself you should have figured out that it was not important to you, so why did you waste your time with this article. If it is not important, you are free to move on and read what is important to you. Thank you.

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    The invisible hands after coach Colin were evident when a current young player (along with some misguided team mates) went to the rector to see an explanation why he sacked Colin. We even hear that a mother of a player (mentioned in the above article) has met the school’s top authority of the school soon after the Science match and pressurized to sack coach Ben :(

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    I wonder if any of the guys that do things like this has kid or at some stage did not want kid or may be they must have had a bad childhood
    to give things like this to school boys that are from the age of 16 to 19 its only sad to see things like this happen in a school like ours
    I would never let a child of mine play under people like this
    it a shame to see things like this
    and sad for st peters

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    Any team will always have it’s ups and downs. Like many of the comments read, this isn’t a “real” question concerning the general population. Let me clear a bit of things up.

    1) Management/Administration changes are brought up by almost any place that needs a change. Speaking of school’s rugby, St.Thomas’s who were one of the top notch teams until 2010 lost all it’s glory, even falling to the ‘B’ division of the school’s league. There were administrative and coaching changes brought up. It’s their right to do so, just as Isipathana and Royal did, which brought them fortune. There’s no conspiracy! St.Peter’s needed a change, and they did so. It may be good or it may turn out bad- It’s a risk and choice they take.

    2) Regarding supplements: Unfortunately to truly understand, one must look at the big picture. N.O xplode, Muscle Pharma Assault, Jack 3D are widely used pre workout supplements in the school circuit (and also Uni, club and national level). Unlike the old days, now it’s impossible to do without supplementation since the competition is too high. They do have side effects as nausea, headaches etc but these are temporary with the usage and also these are used worldwide not only as highlighted in the article- IN ST.PETER’S COLLEGE.

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      By administering such supplements do we have to let the health and the rugby careers of these young men suffer for the short lived glory of a handful of supporters who would stoop to any level to win?

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        @DannyJones on what grounds do the author suggests that these are harmful? Supplements were introduced to the schools circuit in 2008/2009. Since then everyone has been using it. It enhances a player. Is there any report of a player’s health affected only by supplements? other than injuries? I’m not talking abour steroids. (Which are dangerous.) Many who do not know think that supplements are steroids.

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      Well as someone who knows thoroughly about supplements, one thing I can say is that th ones in concern are provided only for players above the age of 17. Junior level players do not get these. If anyone has SOLID PROOF that it has been administered to anyone below the required age, then action must be taken. Whey protein supplements on the other hand has no such effect. But nevertheless as I mentioned before, I can assure that every school does in fact use the supplements in question, with or without the parents condition. People talk as if St.Peter’s College ONLY uses supplements and guilty of something illegal. Don’t believe me? Go for a practice session or the changing room before a match. I must also remind y’all that there hasn’t been any reported negative side effects of any kind of supplements in the school circuit in Sri Lanka.

      Please do some research/reviews on the supplements on http://www.bodybuilding.com

      – BSN NO XPLODE
      – MUSCLE PHARMA ASSAULT

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    Although St Peters is known for producing well rounded individuals, it’s not always the case. As a peterite I know for a fact that not all peterites demonstrate such class. May be it also depends on the individual’s upbringing at home, which plays a major part for example the former coach who stooped to an appalling level. The attitude of several old boys and many other stakeholders has left the game of rugby reduced to a game of cheap politics merely to boost their ego. Winning at any cost is the driving force, and it has taken it’s toll on SPC rugby. Hats off to the author for the time taken to investigate to such depths and for a well written article which I too know for a fact that, the information is credible. Sadly the Rector too plays ball, and pleases the crowd by asking the Leauge coach to leave. Sad to say that this is only the tip of the iceberg.

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    S.L.Pereira,
    Since these are school boys we are talking about,should not parent consent be obtained for may unforeseen reasons.For God sake these are kids entrusted to the care of the school authorities. Seems like the school authorities have a different agenda to prove a point and win at any cost. Mothilal was the perfect foil the Rugby Foundation needed. They were battling the former coach’s side Science College again….c’mon try to understand this was more than a mere sport.

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      @RollingMaul

      Is this a question of the supplements given or the fact that there was a change in administration?

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    [Edited out]

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    So according to the article and the team doctor, no parental consent has been sought and who knows maybe this crock of a “trainer” gave them moon shine? or maybe sugar syrup with goda? …. where do you find these idiots from?

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    if HAMZA is seeing this.. i refer my comments to you n all the P boys of peters.. hamza was making up stories and writting against pathana in papare.. n now you see peterz had to send back the white MCdonald back to his home as your bunch of freeks could not even win against science..n you have been posting comments on peters rugby page complaining the lack of cheering..you know why,, even your own fans doesnt like you catholic freaks. when you mess with buddist team you do down like a dropping in the commode..

    how does it feel like having shameful defeats in your own ground and repeated at the semis??/LOL we are more than just happy to see you down n dissapointed.. you ppl comments as if you are the allblacks…. bunch of puking loosers… hamza watch your back cz you are way too much ISIS dude..

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      Rankoth-GAY you give a bad name to your school man, when will you people grow out of this petty mindset of discriminating based on religious and ethnic grounds?

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    The trainer encouraging young children to take ‘supplements’ should be thoroughly investigated . He has been moving from school to school in the last few years.Shame on school authorities who approve of doping kids to enhance their performance.

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    Why does this man Ferreira say”Colombo telegraph ” contacted so and so etc? He is writing under his own name abut uses CT for added credibility?Just Like a muslim gentlemen writing about good governance sometime ago?[Edited out]

    Suppose this is important news and CT has sold out!!!

    Sam.

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    Doctor James is former coaches good friend , they drink together … also new RF president is good friends with them, he also drinks with them…. so the foreign coach who didn”t take any crap or put up with interference from these fellows got the boot …it was well calculated and planned. shameful! so much for Christian values!

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    CT,why have you not published my viwes on what i wrote earlier during the day on this article?

    This is pathetic.

    Sam.

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    When changes are done to the leadership, anybody who can’t adopt must quit. No matter your a volunteer or on the payroll, leave. Mahesh the Manager and the Doctor, James both who are Peterites themselves hung around the bitter individuals they were for the changes made and corrupted the whole movement as retaliation. Their involvement and links the parents and the boys to past coaches to corrupt MIC’s to Saddam Hussein type old boy’s, constantly bickering to everyone connected to rugby every hour of every day to every week of every month turned out to be destructive. It’s obvious that they were resistant to change. No one should be surprised. Anyone who gets into any position of some power in this country, never wants to leave it. Just like Government, they create this monopoly and manipulate their way until the end of time. This is never healthy for development. They couldn’t handle the dismantlement of the monopoly. If only the RF and its technical committee had a back bone to speak up, and if only the College leadership could have been thorough, they could have requested changes to give the New Director an easier working environment. But NO, pandering in the name of friendship and links to varies circles within the old boy’s made implementing constructive change impossible. At the end their negative cancer spread to most including certain players, and it all crumbled down. They are shamelessly walking the corridors hoping to make their living penny pinching and over invoicing. #frogsinawell

    We won the All island Sevens simply to due to the fact that the tournament was held within two days and preparation was not more than three weeks, this gave very little time for the negative forces to have any impact. #glumfaces

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    Bottom line is Rector gave in to special interest groups and corrupt parents. We all know Sandesh’s Mother’s involvement with old boys and coaches all in the name of making sure her son is specially treated and assured of the captaincy next year. Since when did parents dictate the direction of a sport in a school?. How ludicrous can this get!. We were under the impression that this Rector wanted to clean up corruption and weed away special interest groups who wanted to be the gate way to everything. Partially isolating a punk was the right thing to do, but due to deeply rooted agendas he puppeteered OBU heavyweights to push his agenda which is corrupt and deceptive. SPC deserves better. I prey for Rector to stand strong and surround himself with ethical, cultured individuals who will help him decide what is best for college even if results take a while to achieve.

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    Kevin Dixon, your last year was meant to be the best year. But you squandered it all by allowing out side forces to disrupt your train of thought. We know Collin played a big role in all this. You got greedy. We can appreciate your loyalty, but college always comes first. We know collin weeps and makes players feel guilty, just so he can achieve success through blackmail. But you should have known better. Welcome to the real world. A very productive future awaits you.

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      Kevin, we had great respect to you as budding national material with bubbling hopes of all Peterites fraternity around the globe of your future. But your [Edited out]and the rector whom you were given admission to St. Peter must be weeping of the sin he committed by giving you an opportunity at college. Confess and clear your heart, [Edited out]

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    We as true Peterites admire you Nishon Perera. Hope to see you having a successful club career in the future.

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    Trinesh Fernando, let’s see you stand up to the special interest groups. Stand up for ethics and the culture of the 1995 side. We want glory but never by compromising our dignity and value. We are watching.

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    Manager Mahesh A.K.A Chau Chau , Doctor James Crook, some of the other hangers on – leaked vital info to vested parties and sold the school, coach, boys , us the supporters and everyone. they need to be all kicked out from college gates. it’s a joke these crooks are still there and then that other steroid man Jayathilake, what a joke… all this was endorsed by politician and current president… what a disgrace!

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    Great article. Well investigated and written with all the fact and figures.

    I believe that the buck stops with the head of the school. I understand that he is hungry for success and made the investment in the Foreign Coach, a financial commitment that the school could not sustain. As a result, the experiment with the foreign coach was bound to fail as he did not get the support from the administration of the school. That coupled with pressure from a section of the OBU, threats from junior coaches and a team not playing to its fullest ability lead to a miserable season.

    I also believe that the Trainer had been given a contract as the 1st XV coach of SPC for 2016, on the eve of this article being published. It will be interesting to see if the Head of the school reneges on this arrangement too.

    Sports should be manage by the schools administration and master in charge. There is no need for Foundations. Lets see how the school authorities react to everything that has been brought to light.

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    The article written by the author is mind-boggling.unexplainable, unfathomable, baffling, puzzling, perplexing, mystifying, strange and weird to say the least.
    This article is mis-guided and clearly intended to cause foul among the old and the present Peterites. In a journalistic jargon, this article is a ‘PLUG’ and the author being inexperienced in journalism has failed to cross check his facts.
    The article has also been written to suit the whim and fancies of ‘UNDERHANDS’, who seems to be providing hand-outs to the writer.

    ‘However the recently concluded schools rugby season left gaping holes that continued to get even bigger as the season drew to a close. These gaping holes were the ones that the school authorities failed to plug in time, that eventually led to a plethora of unwanted twaddle, that finally appeared to have been fueled from within its system itself as the season ended. These issues seemed to be in retaliation for throwing out its former Coach Colin Denish and replacing him with Australian born Scottish Test Match rugby player/cum Coach Ben Mac Dougall.’, the article says.

    But the problem is not the introduction of a new coach. the problems begun for St Peters, soon after Colin Denish, the third of the famous the Denish Brothers the exit without proper explanation. Denish was discarded in a late night meeting with Father Rector. Rector decided to boot out Denish after three of his henchmen ill-advised the rector. If it was, who had be booted out, that should have been the Rector himself.

    Collin Denish, I spoke to him after the Trinity game in 2014 in Kandy, he was beaming in confidence that in year 2015, he would produce the Champion side, but all his aspirations and dreams were shattered by three henchmen, who were the pet poodles of the Rector.

    The two people who should be sin-binned are the author and the Rector.
    RUGBY IS OUR PASSIO, OUR LIFE, OUR GAME. VIVA ST PETERS

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      What was it that you wanted that Collin didn’t get?. A red carpet exit?. He got three years to take the respective teams to success. It was time for a change. He solidified his position through local friendships and his brothers in London via the OBU. That’s what kept him in college. Collin was an anti social, weed smoking drunked. Everyone knows that. If anything he was a bad influence on the boy’s. Everyone protected him nevertheless, spineless and his constant failures, all due to weak personalities and cultural shortcomings. When the new Rector came in these friends couldn’t save him. That’s the end of story. I’m repeating that Collin wasn’t the most positive influence on the boy’s. He used to black mail the boy’s by weeping to them about how much he has done for them. You can’t make boy’s perform by bribing them. You can make them feel guilty and hope they’ll cooperate. But then what kind of a coach does that?.

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      Beaming with confidence – what confidence ? He must be beaming with confidence of smoking ganja further in the 2015 season…. Only schools like Science, Lumbini Maha Vidyalaya or any other lower tier school would adsorb a low life character like him man… The greatest Betrayer !!

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    Mr. Trinesh, In case if you are an architect of this conspiracy and the blunder of bringing utter disrepute to mother St. Peter’s by your hoodwinking acts to mislead the innocent rector in employing the ‘steroid trainer/coach’, better be writing your last will. Ungrateful moron. Shameful Dachshund puppy !

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    3 henchman,  Nooo. The TAC consists of 5 individuals, and all five were consulted. Rector sidelined the Kool-aid drinkers, obviously. Of course the self-proclaimed got to men were not involved in any decision making.., why would they?. Rector has to now pick reasonable thinking individuals covering the whole spectrum and then start to apply his judgment for the future direction of the sport. These Martis era goons who did for the sport, lived off it and made it their little club house must be dealt with. Founding members who act smart and use that line for advantage has to be shunned from the community. # pinheads

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    Doesn’t St Peter’s College deserve better than a reputation tarnished Jayathilka?. THOMIANS ARE LAUGHING.

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    Mr writer, thank you for exposing the tainted ways of some who try to win at all costs to be admired by all. We love are college and we will thorough anyone who compromises under the bus. Even you Mr MIC.

    Do the right thing Mr Aponso, we know you drank with Martis and his 40 thives namely the shady Udayasiri right after the Royal Peter’s match. Now why would you do that? A loyal dedicated responsible MIC will make better judgements. #snakeunderthegrass

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    Rector we expect thoughtful leadership from you. Diminishing our College name to achieve temporary glory is not advisable. Rugby is surrounded by a set of vultures who feed off the weaknesses of leadership to assert itself at critical junctures. Be aware!. A win at any cost is not a win. Think about it. We need to maintain our dignity.

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    YES COLLIN ALSO BRIBED ST THOMAS, ROYAL, ST PETERS AND ST JOSEPHS THIS YEAR SO SCIENCE CAN BEAT THEM. GET A BRAIN LOYAL FAN OR BORROW IT SOMEWHERE- YOU MAKE IDIOTIC STATEMENTS ON A PUBLIC FORUM WHICH COULD LEAD LEGAL ACTION AGAINST YOU AND THE NEWSPAPER. PLEASE KEEP YOUR MOUTH WHERE IT BELONGS.

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      We know what Your friend did prior to the science match. Everything will be put forward in due course until such time enjoy the sun light.

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      We also know how desperate your beloved was behaving the whole season by mouthing everyone at every corner, making fanatic calls trying to disturb the peace. People are willing to come forward. Disgraceful behavior. Hope his found his Home now. No need to feel envious anymore.

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      The disgraceful ‘soosthi kings’ fate will be decided once the players and the corrupted parents (Sandesh’s, Rahal’s moms) whom he bribed by continuous tele calls and bitched with are brought in front of justice. Wait and see what will this moron’s and his cronies’ fate would be. Be happy, as the ‘soosthi king’ is currently at the exact place where he really belongs to. The deserving place.

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      Mr Collin behaved and believed that he was entitled, No. At the end of it all he got what he deserved. By the way everyone’s free to voice their opinion. This is not the Peterite Rugby FB page… It’s only they who apply Middle eastern sensoring of opinion. We are from an open community. Everybody has equal rights.

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