Official Rugby Website of St. Joseph's College, Colombo 10, Sri Lanka.

"Perhaps St Joseph’s Rugby has a unique record!  Josephians started playing Club Rugby before being invited to form a Rugby team in College!" 
In 1953, a group of Rugby enthusiasts among the school population of St Joseph’s College decided on playing Rugby. As they could not get the blessings of the then Rector – the great Rev. Fr. Peter Pillai, the young Rugby players under the leadership of Lalith de Mel formed a Rugby club, calling themselves the “Hornets” !  Practicing at the Havelocks and at Longden Place they were coached by the Club players representing Havelocks and CR & FC. In 1953 and 1954 they played a few friendly

games with other clubs.In 1955, Rev Fr. Peter Pillai seeing the interest and enthusiasm of his young charges gave his blessings. Thus the first Josephian Rugby teamunder the stewardship of  Mahendra Dias entered the school Rugby arena playing schools such as Royal, Trinity, St Peter’s and St Thomas’s. Though losing all matches the young Josephian team was in no way humiliated
The Prefect of Games was Mr. Joe Ekanayake and the Master-in-Charge was Mr. Annesley Abeysinghe. The first coach was Mr. Percy de Silva.
The 1st XV squad of 1955

The 1st XV squad of 2009

1st XV 1993
  The 1st XV squad of 2010
  Points Table

Sanjeewa a top fullback in the making

As the President’s Trophy Singer League rugby tournament reaches the climax with almost 6 weeks of play being completed, St. Joseph’s has made steady progress in the Division I B by winning all their matches in the competition.
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St. Joseph's strengthen Division 1 B stronghold

Unbeaten St. Joseph’s recorded a resounding win against Lumbini by 73-10 to strengthen their stranglehold in the Division I B in a President’s Trophy Singer League match played at Longdon Place yesterday
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Joes rout Vidyartha 49-18

St. Joseph’s College, Maradana trounced Vidyartha College, Kandy by 49 points (4 goals, 3 tries, 2 penalties) to 18 (3 tries, 1 penalty)
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Joes open season with rousing win

St. Joseph's College led by Romelo Perera opened their new inter school rugby season with a rousing 36 points to 7 points victory over St. Benedict's College.
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