SCC Rugby Tournament - Dragons U16 and U14 reports
U16 Rugby at SCC
By Oliver Canning, Rugby coach, East Campus
Friday, 2 November saw the boys fight through a three team group including SJII and Lycée Français de Singapour, playing each team twice. A stellar performance in the first game against a very strong French side saw a close loss but exceptional performances from our three G11 playmakers in Ben Glanville, Hector Martin Dit Neuville and Kyle Hunter. It was a similar story in the second game against the French School with a bold defensive effort featuring plenty of big hits from the likes of Jackson Douglas, John Krupa and Connor Postlethwaite. The two games against SJII proved less challenging and a chance to demonstrate our attacking prowess through the footwork of Calum Hunter and Kai Harrington alongside some vintage Route 1 rugby from Jack Tallentire.
Sunday saw a tough loss in the semifinal against Tanglin Trust School regardless of a Captain's performance from Vanshaj Nandrajog and Will Lewis stamping a strong claim on the scrum half position.
U14 Rugby at SCC
By Coach Daniel Withington, East Campus
The UWCSEA East Under 14 Rugby team led by captain Archie Ivens recently competed in the Singapore Cricket Club Rugby 7s tournament. To be invited to this exclusive event, the U14 Rugby team had to play against nine other international schools, over a two-day intensive tournament held at Dulwich College Singapore. Josh Marriott and Jackson Cook secured the teams position in the SCC tournament with great speed, footwork and support play.
Unfortunately on the day of the Singapore Cricket Club Rugby 7s, a head clash forced a key playmaker out of contention, but with true grit and determination, as well as some 'razzle dazzle' skill, the team scored a great try, but went on to lose 12-7 to Tanglin Trust School. The second game of the day was against the eventual tournament winners, Anglo Chinese School (Independent). Again the team scored a fantastic 80 metre try, but this was to no avail, as ACSI were too strong, running out winners four tries to one.
In true rugby form, both tournaments were like a game of two halves, with the better performances for UWCSEA East in the first qualifier.