St Andrew’s (SA) Secondary School emerged victorious in the Singapore Cricket Club (SCC) Schools and Colleges Rugby 7s Under 14 tournament over the weekend. They defeated Raffles Institution 17-5, outclassing their opponents in an easy victory.
Boys played well as a team
Said Sidney Kumar, Teacher-in-Charge of the SA team, “I told the boys before the finals that they have been playing with heart and they have been playing for each other, and that’s what makes the team different.”
He added, “You can be skilful or be an expert at passing the ball, but the moment you don’t play together, it’s difficult to win.”
Outclassed other strong teams on their way to success
On their way to victory, the SA team outclassed other strong teams, including perennial powerhouses and defending champions, Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) by a 24-0 whitewash in the semi-finals.
Said Umar Sha’ari, Captain of the U14 SA team, “We gave it a hundred per cent and we knew that we could win it. We had a rough start, but slowly warmed up and got into the game.”
Tanglin Thrust School won U16 and U18 Championships
For the U16 championship, this was won by Tanglin Trust School, after successfully defeating Lycée Francais Singapore with a score of 17-0.
Tanglin Trust School also won the U18 championships, defeating Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) in the Cup finals by 22-14.
Pleased with how the event went
Chairman of the SCC International Rugby 7s Organising Committee, Jonathan Leow, is pleased with how the event had gone. He said, “It’s been two days of exhilarating rugby played by our local schoolboys, and it’s heartening to see that everyone had a great time, showcasing a great deal of sportsmanship, spirit and talent, which are the core values upon which this SCC 7s School and Colleges tournament is built upon.”