Havelock Sports Club

Havelock Sports Club
Havelock Sports Club Logo.jpg
UnionSri Lanka Rugby Football Union
LocationSri Lanka
RegionWestern Province
Ground(s)Havelock Park (Capacity: 5,000)
PresidentRoshan Deen
Coach(es)Samoa Tavita Tugalese[1]
Captain(s)Sri Lanka Dhiran Warnakulasuriya
League(s)Dialog Rugby League
2019-20 Dialog Rugby League season3

Havelock Sports Club is a Division 'A' rugby union team based in Sri Lanka that plays in the Dialog Rugby League. The club has a long history and Rugby is the club's main sporting activity. The "Havies", as they are commonly known amongst its members, is situated in Colombo and the club's ground is known as Havelock Park. The club has produced some excellent players over the last few decades including Sri Lankan Nationals such as Michael Jayasekera, Hisham Abdeen, Graham Raux, Sanjeewa Jayasinghe and Rajeev Ganapathy. The club has struggled over the last decade to retain its players with their star performers crossing over to more star-powered clubs.

This has changed with the help of former Sri Lanka, Ceylonese R & FC Fly Half, Asanga Seneviratne, who is the current head of the Sri Lanka Rugby Football Union. He has changed the face of Havies Rugby over the last year by helping them find sponsors through companies he controls, which has helped lift the standards of the club on-field and off-field. A new stadium has been built with games being played under lights. Havelocks went on to win the league season in 2012 defeating the Kandy Sports Club, who were the champions for the preceding 10 years.

Havelocks have won the Clifford Cup a total of 14 times, with the latest cup victory in 2019 after a drought of 37 years.

Club Wins Seasons
Havelock Sports Club 14 1950, 1951, 1961, 1963, 1964, 1967, 1968, 1970‡, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1981, 2019


Havies come out in 2013 Rugby Season as one of the favorites to win the title. They were strengthened by the inclusion of some talented school boys and alongside their experienced players from the 2012 year. They contracted the services of 4 Tongan Internationals for the season, namely Number 8 Paula Kaho who acted as player-coach, and who was assisted by fellow internationals Hale T-Pole , Daniel Faleafa and Viliami Hakalo (who played for Havelocks in 2012). All four represented Tonga in 2013.

2013 Squad[]

Note: Flags indicate national union as has been defined under WR eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-WR nationality.

Player Position Union
Rajive Perera Hooker Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
Anjula de Silva Hooker Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
Danushka Perera Hooker Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
Terrance Henry (c) Prop Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
Liston Karunanayake Prop Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
Dushmantha Priyadharshana Prop Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
Steven Nelson Prop Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
Ravi Jayasuriya Lock Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
Kavinda Jayasena Lock Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
Asela Dissanayake Lock Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
Chanaka Galappaththi Lock Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
Sudharshana Muthuthanthri (vc) Flanker Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
Hale T-Pole Flanker Tonga Tonga
Dhiran Warnakulasuriya Flanker Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
Daniel Faleafa Number 8 Tonga Tonga
Paula Kaho Number 8 Tonga Tonga
Player Position Union
Andrew Benson Scrum-half Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
Irsadh Meedin Scrum-half Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
Niroshan Fernando Fly-half Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
Prasad Devinda Fly-half Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
Nimesh Perera Fly-half Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
Viliami Hakalo Centre Tonga Tonga
Thusitha Samarathilaka Centre Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
Aisea Havea Centre Japan Japan
Isuru Shantha Centre Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
Sadun Herath Wing Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
Chamara Dabare Wing Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
Mohamed Sheriff Fullback Sri Lanka Sri Lanka
Methun Hapugodage Fullback Sri Lanka Sri Lanka

Notable Expat Players[]

Notable former players[]


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