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CONTENTS

2014 GALLERY

MESSAGES President, Singapore Cricket Club Group Country Head for Singapore, Societe Generale President, Singapore Rugby Union Chairman, SCC Games Control Board Chairman, SCC Rugby 7s Organising Committee

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FEATURES Silverware 18 2015 Participating Teams 20 2014 Flashback 22 The Singapore Cricket Club Heritage Trail 26 Rugby Quiz 32 Behind the Whistle 36 Drinking Game 63

Tournament Winners Action on the Padang Fairer Side of Rugby Kids & Mini Rugby Schools & Colleges Tournament Tournament Dinner

Team Profiles 42 Past & Present Rugby 7s Organising Committee 60 Past Tournament Winners 62 Merchandise 64 Rugby World Cup Screening & Halloween Party 65 Tournament Schedule 66 Tournament Map 67 Acknowledgements 68

ORGANISING COMMITTEE

SCC MANAGEMENT

Chairman, Organising Committee Jonathan Leow

Magazine Shaneet Rai

General Manager Nigel Stearns

Vice Chairman / Treasurer Marc Lansonneur

Match Officials Matthew Oakley, MVO MBE George Danapal

Finance Adeline Tan Simon Tay Doris Ng

Commercials (Merchandise & Ticketing) Matthew Love Sponsorship Philippe Coquelle Luke Fehnert Village & F&B Rishi Chandiok Rugby Captain / SRU Liaison Sam Sharpe Teams Raj Sankaran Craig Mounsey Medical & Physio Joy Walter Friends of 7s Peter Rogers

Infrastructure Elliott Smith Volunteers Terrence Noe Paul Crosby Ong Events (World Cup & Halloween) Harresh Krishnan Harry Williams Marketing & Public Relations Gabriel Lee Merchandise Jonathan Leow

F&B & Events Daljeet Singh Chovin Blix Ong Sports Janet Ng Wendy Foo Rashed Miah Yani Saaban Ken Ang Thipa Mogan Stanley Goh Eunicia Tan Tabitha Yan

Chief Marshall Brendan Nolan

MCI (P) 154/08/2015 |  The Societe Generale SCC International Rugby 7s 2015 (68th Edition) magazine is produced for the Singapore Cricket Club by Imp studio. All information correct at time of print and subject to change.

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e are proud to once again host the 68th edition of the Societe Generale SCC International Rugby 7s Tournament at the famed Padang which has over the years contributed to SCC’s prevailing status as one of the premier sports and social clubs in Asia. Supporters and players alike can expect an exhilarating weekend of world-class rugby action on the newly restored Padang field from 30 October to 1 November. The Club warmly welcomes the development squads of international rugby powerhouses South Africa, England and France alongside returning teams Swedish Vikings, Casuarina Cougars, East Arnhem and of course the 2014 defending champions Borneo Eagles; not forgetting our home team, SCC and representatives from the Singapore National Team. The players have trained hard and are prepared to pit their skills in a battle for the highly coveted Ablitt Cup title. In this edition of the tournament, South Africa will return after a three-year absence more determined than ever to claim the Cup.

Capt. Baldev Singh President Singapore Cricket Club

The ‘Friendly Sevens’ aims to serve as a great training platform for the teams ahead of the international Sevens World Series in 2016 which will include Singapore as an event venue. This annual sporting event has, over the years since its inception, contributed to the rugby scene in Singapore which has witnessed a burgeoning interest for the sport from people of all ages. We are most pleased to have French megabank, Societe Generale as title sponsor for the second consecutive year – my sincere thanks to them and I would also like to express my gratitude to other distinguished sponsors whose support and generosity have aided in the tournament’s fruition. Part of the line-up over the weekend will include a screening of the 2015 Rugby World Cup Finals in the evening and a roaring Halloween party which I am sure would be a great highlight to the tournament. The tireless dedication and persistent efforts of the SCC 7s Chairman, Jonathan Leow and his Organising Committee, as well as the support of the SCC Management and staff is certain to make for a splendid weekend of top-notch rugby action at the Padang. I extend a round of applause also to Members of the Rugby Section for their invaluable assistance and commitment towards making this tournament a successful one. My hope is for this years’ event to be a great experience for all and I convey my best wishes to all teams and players. May the 68th edition of the Societe Generale SCC International Rugby 7s Tournament be a memorable one!

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e are very pleased to be the title sponsors for the second year in a row partnering the Singapore Cricket Club as they celebrate the 68th edition of the tournament. It is especially exciting this year with the Rugby World Cup 2015 being played in England and Wales where Societe Generale is the sole worldwide banking, financial and insurance partner of the tournament. We have worked alongside the rugby world, with which we have shared the values of commitment and team spirit for 28 years. Last year’s tournament was a huge success, having witnessed some world-class rugby action right in the heart of Singapore. We are proud to be associated with it once again and continue to contribute to the success of this event in order to help rugby grow in Singapore.

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n behalf of the Singapore Rugby community and the Singapore Rugby Union, I would like to thank the organizing committee of the Societe Generale Singapore Cricket Club Rugby 7s tournament for inviting me to pen a welcome message and it is my honour and pleasure to do so. The 68th edition of the tournament promises to be bigger and better, with 24 teams and a number of national development teams that will feature players who might very well be in Singapore in April for the World Rugby Singapore 7s.

Low Teo Ping

President, Singapore Rugby Union Vice President, Asian Rugby Football Union Vice President, Singapore National Olympic Council

How quickly a year has passed and we are in some really promising times with the Singapore 7s set to kick off in April, and the immediate impact on this has seen the SCC 7s become a “sneak peak” for both teams and local spectators alike with no less than five national teams coming here in October. They will have to get used to be playing indoors in April with a covered roof at the national stadium, but the importance of local home grown events like the SCC 7s cannot be ignored. Singapore is becoming a hub of rugby and sport in Asia and South East Asia in particular and events like the SCC 7s fuel the ecosystem for development and bringing the sport of Rugby 7s live to the local community. Having the SCC 7s in our calendar with the Singapore 7s certainly can only benefit Singapore as a whole. The SRU and the SCC 7s have had a long association and I am looking forward for that relationship to grow and flourish, and their part in our development programmes has to be truly acknowledged. Sport is all about character development through lessons such as winning and losing and rugby impacts our youth in such ways on and off the pitch. October sees the end of a real month of rugby with the Rugby World Cup, and I congratulate the SCC 7s for hosting their “RWC Finals party” on the Padang to celebrate the pinnacle of the sport and to really make it a big celebration of our sport. Congratulations to Jonathan and his team for organizing a great tournament once again, and as always, play hard, play far, enjoy the off field activities and see you all in April next year!

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t is a great privilege to welcome the players, sponsors, volunteers and supporters to the Singapore Cricket Club’s Societe Generale SCC International Rugby 7s Tournament 2015 in this our 163rd year as a Club, for the 68th iteration of the tournament. As part of the festivities, and in keeping with our proud tradition of fostering junior sportsmen and sportswomen at the tournament, the tournament will once again feature a Schools & Colleges 7s Tournament as well as mini rugby matches and activities, organised by the SCC Rugby Academy. I am sure they will enjoy playing as much as we will enjoy cheering them on. On that note, the Rugby World Cup Final will be screened at 12.00am (Singapore time) on Sunday morning, and I plan to be cheering the mighty Wallabies on to a great victory at the Padang party that night – see you all there!

Richard A. M. Stapley-Oh Singapore Cricket Club Chairman, Games Control Board

On behalf of the General Committee of the SCC, I would like to thank our two main sponsors, Title Sponsor Societe Generale and Official Stout Sponsor Guinness (Asia Pacific Breweries), and all of our other sponsors, whose generous support has made it possible for the tournament to continue and thrive. I hope you all enjoy a wonderful tournament, and look forward to joining you over the course of the weekend to enjoy the spectacle, and wish all competitors the best of luck!

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ingapore has had a great year celebrating its 50th Birthday in 2015, and it only seems right that the ‘older brother’ tops it off with a celebration of sport on the hallowed Padang right in the heart of the city. At 68, the Societe Generale Singapore Cricket Club Rugby 7s tournament (“the SCC 7s”) is one of the oldest invitational team sports events in Asia and certainly the oldest rugby tournament in Singapore. It is with distinct pleasure that I welcome on behalf of my committee the sponsors, partners, teams, old friends, members of the rugby fraternity across the world and our spectators to this very special tournament as Singapore celebrates its Jubilee year of independence.

Jonathan Leow

Chairman 2015 SCC Rugby 7s Organising Committee

The Padang and the SCC clubhouse have not changed very much but the surrounding central business district certainly has in 68 years, and the tournament is no exception. This year, we welcome no less than 24 teams from both hemispheres, including our friends from South Africa, the three-time Ablitt Cup champions, SA Vipers, this year known as the Springbok Sevens. With the World Rugby Sevens Series having a stop here in Singapore from April 2016, we see more and more interest from both development teams and club teams that can only increase the level of play on the pitch, as this year will certainly show. For fans in Singapore and the region to have two distinct tournaments in the same country over a year can only be a boon in watching top class rugby live and the development of the sport in general. The action is not only on the pitch as the tournament strives to continue its heritage as the “Friendly 7s”, which makes the SCC 7s alluring for all ages. With Rugby World Cup 2015 cumulating in the finals the same weekend on 31st October, a massive screening party will be held on Saturday night for everyone not in London to catch the action and to cheer and jeer as you deem fit! The continuing support of Societe Generale as our title sponsor with our other corporate hospitality partners makes the Friendly 7s possible and it is with them that this festival of rugby will be a truly memorable one. It has been an absolute pleasure working with the organizing committee, men and women who serve as volunteers passionate about hosting this tournament and the game of rugby. I would like to thank them for the opportunity to serve as chairman this year and being custodian of this great tournament. The SCC Sports department continues to go over and above the call of duty in supporting us each year, and I bear great gratitude to Nigel Stearns and Janet Ng for their support. The General Committee of the SCC has consistently supported us, and I would specifically like to thank Mr Richard Stapley-Oh, the Chairman of the Games Control Board, for his guidance and support. With that, thank you to all who are here this weekend. Have a great time and we will see you again next year!

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THE ABLITT CUP The Singapore Cricket Club (SCC) International Rugby Sevens has attained the status of the region’s premier international club tournament. Teams are invited from around the world to play for the prestigious Ablitt Cup. The Ablitt Cup is named after Bernard E. Ablitt who was Convenor of the SCC Rugby Section from 19311932. From 1938-1939, he was the President of the SCC. The silver Ablitt Cup was donated by Mrs Katherine Parentis in 1947 for the winners of the first sevena-side tournament organised by the by the SCC Rugby Section. The club tournament has since become an annual competition and one of the world’s oldest rugby sevens tournaments.

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JOHN CLARK SHIELD

LEN FOSTER TROPHY

Singapore Schools compete for the John Clark Trophy. This is an award donated by friends of the late John Clark, a rugby stalwart and one-time Vice President of the SCC. John Clark was born in Penang in 1935 and, after an education in the UK, returned to life in Asia. Rugby was his passion and some of his happiest days were spent on the Padang in the 1960s where his generous advice was valued by the younger rugby players of the era.

Len Foster was a former President of the Singapore Cricket Club. He was a great proponent of Rugby Youth Development within the SCC. He was also an explayer for the Club, and recognized the importance local youth development as the future for rugby. He was a prime mover in re-igniting the SCC Colts programme within the Rugby Section and also in steering development projects in tandem with the mission of the SCC International Rugby 7s. The Len Foster Cup is presented for the Under-14 category of the Schools & Colleges tournament, and was named in Len’s honour in 2009. This is in celebration for his tireless passion for developing youth development, and constantly believing in rugby’s young talents.

SITHAWALLA CUP The Sithawalla Cup is another prestigious Cup given away at the R7s tournament to the Under-19 college competitors. This cup is presented by our former SCC President Mr H. M. Sithawalla.

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Ablitt Cup Winners, Borneo Eagles

2014 TOURNAMENT WINNERS

Plate Winners, Swedish Vikings

Jug Winners, Grenoble University Rugby

Bowl Winners, Casuarina Cougars

Player of the Tournament, Beaudein Waaka (Tradition YC&AC)

Player of the Final, Luke Masirewa (Borneo Eagles) with T Ravi Chandran, Sher Baljit Singh and Marc Lansonneur

SCHOOLS & COLLEGES TOURNAMENT

John Clark Shield Winners, Tanglin Trust School

Sithawalla Cup Winners, Tanglin Trust School

Len Foster Trophy Winners, ACS (I)

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Participating Teams AUSTRALIA

KENYA

Casuarina Cougars

Impala Saracens

East Arnhem Rugby

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Cottesloe

NS Silverbacks

Palmyra Rugby Union Club Sunnybank Tribe 7s

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France Development Team JAPAN Kurumi

Borneo Eagles

Iskandar Raiders

NS Wanderers Rugby Club PAPUA NEW GUINEA PNG Interoil Rais SAMOA

Global Samoa

Tamariva Rugby Football Club

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Singapore Cricket Club

Singapore National Team SOUTH AFRICA

Springbok Sevens SWEDEN

Swedish Vikings THAILAND

Thai Barbarians UNITED KINGDOM England Academy Penguins


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he SCC hosted the 67th Edition of its world famous International Rugby 7s tournament on October 31 through November 2 the duration of which was dedicated to our late President Mike Grice. For the first time we had a title sponsor Societe Generale. Before going any further a huge ‘thank you’ to the Tournament Chairman and Convenor of the Rugby Section, Marc Lansonneur. Without his tireless work and commitment this sponsorship deal would not have come to fruition. It is a sponsorship which promises to secure the success of both the Club’s premier tournament and as well as the rugby section for several seasons. The Tournament festivities commenced as always with the draw on Thursday 30 October. The event was well attended by team officials, committee and section members. They were joined by VIPs from the title sponsor and the Friends of the 7s, headed by Peter Rogers. As always the draw tossed up some very interesting pool matches. None more so than pitting Borneo Eagles against tournament favourites and 2011 and 2012 winner, Daveta of Fiji. There was also a first round match-up between the Societe Generale SCC 7s and tournament newcomers and early favourites Tradition YCAC from Yokohama. They were joined by teams from Australia, Sweden, Kenya, Malaysia, United Kingdom, France and of course, Singapore. For the first time, in memory, the tournament would be played without a Kiwi team although the world’s premier rugby nation was well represented in the playing ranks of various teams. 22

Friday arrived and storm clouds loomed as kick off approached. Fortunately for the second year running, we were lucky and the weather abated. It was time for the action to commence. There was some tremendous rugby given that it was day one where top seeds line up against lower ranked teams. It was also Halloween which was embraced by sections of the crowd. There was some rather beefy looking skeletons, pirates, Mexican wrestlers, a nun and I believe Bjork might have been sighted. Hopefully this is a tradition that can continue to grow. Back to the action. There were several very hard fought first up matches. Stand outs were SCC pushing YCAC till the end only to go down 19-5, a great effort against the eventual finalists. Borneo Eagles stamped their authority on the tournament early blowing away NS Wanderers, Daveta cleaned up Cottesloe and Impala from Kenya put on a show against last year’s semi-finalist, Sunnybank. Everything was shaping up beautifully.

Padang. The day was all about hard fought close encounters. The opening match displayed this well a 14-all draw between East Arnhem and the Singapore Select. We also saw Borneo get a scare from Cottesloe and Penguins picked up a couple of wins against Grenoble University and France Development. Impala also finished the day undefeated. The Cup competition was starting to look very interesting, though the hallmark of this tournament was the even nature of most of the games. Anyone who was hoping to take home silverware was going to have to earn it. The highlight of the day was Daveta’s 56 point thumping of NS Wanderers, truly champagne rugby by the Fijians.

A very warm Saturday awaited the players as they arrived at the

The business end of the tournament was greeted by another typically

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sticky Singapore day. In addition to the top level rugby, the crowd was treated to some excellent junior 7s as well. We saw Anglo Chinese School beat Australian International School at under 14s level in an exciting game. This was followed by wins for Tanglin Trust in the under 16s and Under 19s – the first in a tight clash which went down to the wire against ACS and the latter over UWC. With the Cup competition looking very exciting there was a lot to look forward to. There was going to be a lot of interest in the Bowl, featuring the SCC side looking for their first win after some very good performances. They had some stiff competition to overcome in Grenoble and Casuarina Cougars in their 31st year of attendance. The boys blew through the first hurdle knocking off Grenoble 2417. Sadly it wasn’t to be in 2014 as we fell to Casuarina 15-5 in the final. Plenty to build on for 2015 for our boys! Well played lads, it was entertaining and hard fought throughout! The Plate become the story of Swedish Vikings returning after a year away and looking a lot stronger than the team that won the

to Impala. The Kenyans had been strong all weekend and looked a genuine Cup side which was great to see. Other results meant we were left with Penguins to play Borneo Eagles and YCAC up against Stade Francais. The semi-finals were hard fought but it became apparent we were going to see a Borneo and Yokohama final, with each side eventually running out 12 point winners.

bowl in 2012. After lucking out and catching a red hot Impala in the first round of the knock-out they were relegated to the Plate. They did not look back and having thumped the Singapore Select 45-0 they breezed past the Aussie duo of Randwick and NS Wanderers to lift the Plate. A popular win for a team that played hard and entertaining footy all weekend. The Cup looked to be a battle between five or six teams. This meant there was going to be a big name casualty or two before the semi-finals. After some dominant displays in the first knockout round we had some very juicy quarter finals to enjoy. We had some big names in Stade Francais, Daveta, Borneo Eagles, Tradition YCAC, Impala and last year’s beaten finalists, Penguins. The result was our first casualty as YCAC beat Daveta and we also said goodbye

The final saw more than 50 points scored it what was an end-to-end display from both teams. Hugely impressive fitness and athleticism after such a long hot weekend. Borneo ended up running out 3326 winners and were deserved winners of the Ablitt Cup. Appreciation must be extended to the participating teams for providing such a closely fought and entertaining tournament. We hope to see them all return in 2015. The organising committee chaired by Marc Lansonneur again did a brilliant job and pulled off a high quality event which has received a huge amount of positive feedback. None of this would have been possible without the hard work and dedication of the SCC staff lead by Janet Ng from the SCC Sports Department. This thanks should be extended to the General Committee for their unwavering support of this, Singapore and the region’s premier invitational Rugby 7s tournament. We must also thank our title sponsor Societe Generale for their support both of the tournament and of rugby at the SCC.

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stablished in 1852, the Singapore Cricket Club is today a premier sports and social club in Asia. It is the second oldest sports club in Singapore, junior by 10 years to the Singapore Sporting Club, now the Singapore Turf Club. The Club stands at the centre of the city’s colonial heart, a public space that has witnessed many of Singapore’s triumphs and defeats, upheavals, independence and, finally, the annual National Day Parades on 9 August. Nearby historic buildings include Raffles Hotel, St Andrew’s Cathedral, City Hall (on the steps of which the Japanese surrendered to the British in 1945), the Old Supreme Court (to re-open with City Hall as the National Art Gallery of Singapore in 2014), Old Parliament House (now the Arts House), Victoria Theatre and Memorial Hall, and Empress Place Building (formerly government offices and now the Asian Civilisations Museum). Cricket was played on the Padang as early as 1837, only 18 years after Sir Stamford Raffles founded the settlement of Singapore in 1819, but it was not until 1852 that the first meetings were called to discuss the formal establishment of a cricket club.

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There have been no fewer than three clubhouse buildings on the Padang, the first erected some time in the 1860s, the second in 1877. The third pavilion, which forms the core of the present Clubhouse building, was built in 1884. It was extended in 1907, and the northern and southern wings that we see today were added in 1922.

HUMBLE BEGINNINGS

The Club’s beginnings were quite humble, with the first 28 Members in 1853 being mostly men working in the British business and mercantile community, usually as clerks or “junior assistants”. In the 1880s, however, membership had grown to almost 400 and was seen as a social feather in the cap, not only by the businessmen who founded the Club but also by the power-brokers and decision-makers in government. Presidents in the early days of the Club included several governors of the then Straits Settlements: Sir Cecil Clementi Smith (SCC President, 1883, Governor, 18871893), Sir Frank Athelstane Swettenham (SCC President, 1902-1903, Governor, 1901-1904) and Sir Arthur Henderson Young (SCC President, 1909-1910, Governor, 1911-1920). It was not all cricket on the Padang.

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A popular event almost up to World War I was the SCC Annual Sports, and the SCC Athletic Sports were an integral part of this programme up to 1900. Football of both sorts, soccer and rugby, was established in Singapore in the 1880s, while an annual tennis tournament was initiated in 1875. Hockey arrived early in Singapore, in 1892, considering that the rules of the game had been established in Britain only in 1849 and the English Hockey Association established only in 1886. Billiards was no doubt played at the Club, but it is seldom mentioned in existing records. Lawn bowls began at the Club in the 1870s, and the tournaments were held regularly from 1898. Membership of the Club had reached 878 by 1914. World War I affected Singapore sport badly, however (although the crown colony was not directly involved in the conflict), and the supply of sporting “manpower” was sharply reduced. Cricket suffered in particular, and in 1922 the Club was unable to make up a full team to send to play in Hong Kong. Morale must have been improved by the visit, in 1927, of Charles Gordon Macartney and his


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Australian cricket XI. Macartney’s team, which included eight Test cricketers, actually lost one match, against Malaya. Another major cricketing event occurred 10 years later, in 1937 – a three-day match by Malaya versus Sir Julien Cahn’s XI, the first English cricket team to visit Malaya or the Singapore Cricket Club. On 15 February 1942, Singapore fell to the Japanese, and most Europeans who had not escaped were interned. The Club was closed for the duration of the war. Even after Singapore was liberated, in 1945, it was clear that life in the crown colony would never be the same again. Elections in 1959 were won easily by Lee Kuan Yew’s People’s Action Party, which proceeded to form a strong majority government in a self- governing Singapore.

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SIGNIFICANT EVENTS

Between 1959 and the early 1970s, numerous cricket teams of Test or first class standard visited Singapore and graced the Padang. The most notable of these were: • The Australian Test team to India and Pakistan in 1959. • The MCC team to New Zealand in 1961. • Ron Roberts’ Commonwealth XI in 1962. • E.W. Swanton’s Commonwealth XI in 1964. • Joe Lister’s International XI in 1968. • The MCC XI on its East African and East Asian tour in 1970. • The Indian and Pakistan Test teams returning from their tours of Australia in 1968 and 1972 respectively also visited Singapore. Unfortunately, their one-day fixtures were washed out.

It was reported that the new government was considering taking back the Padang from its lessees, the Singapore Cricket Club and the Singapore Recreation Club. In the event this did not happen, but the government did insist, in 1962, that all clubs in Singapore maintain at least 50 per cent Singaporean membership.

Although the future of the Club looked grim during the 1960s, because of declining membership, financial difficulties and the possibility of government action, it survived (largely because of the sterling work of Club President Andrew Gilmour, after whom the Gilmour Room is named), and during the 1970s and 1980s it began to prosper once more.

Prime Minister Lee made his first official appearance at the Club in 1963, when his wife presented the Lee Kuan Yew Shield to the Club’s ladies’ hockey team. He returned in 1970 to accept the honorary title of “Visitor” to the Club.

Concern for the community became a hallmark of the Club during the 1980s, the most outstanding example of this being an SCC Extravaganza charity day in 1984, in which year Singapore celebrated 25 years of self-government. The

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event raised $285,000 for the Community Chest of Singapore. Seven-a-side rugby teams had competed for the Ablitt Cup since as long ago as the 1940s, but it was not until the 1980s that the SCC Rugby Sevens was expanded to become a truly international competition. The SCC Soccer Sevens has become an equally popular annual event, and in 1991 it was enhanced by the presence of British soccer stars Gordon Banks, Bobby Charlton, Roger Hunt, Geoff Hurst, Martin Peters (all members of the England team that won the 1966 World Cup), Mike England, Pat Jennings, Kevin Keegan and Tony Woodcock. The highlight of 1991 was the visit of Singapore President Wee Kim Wee on 6 December, and his acceptance of honorary membership of the Club. Another event in 1991 of interest in the context of the Club’s history was the discovery of the oldest sports trophy the Club has in its

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feature possession – a Challenge Cup presented to the Club by ViceAdmiral C.B. Hamilton and officers of the British ships visiting Singapore in 1887, in commemoration of the many games the British Navy had enjoyed on the Padang.

ANNIVERSARIES AND THE FUTURE

In 1992, the Club celebrated its 140th anniversary and organised various functions to raise funds for charity as part of the celebrations. The most memorable event was the 140th anniversary party held on the Padang on 30 October, which was graced by President and Mrs Wee. An SCC Hockey Sixes competition was inaugurated in 1992. In October 1993, the Singapore Cricket Association organised the first International Cricket Sixes tournament on the Padang, in which teams from 10 countries participated. On 29 May 1996, the Club passed several landmark resolutions – to embark on a $60- million Clubhouse redevelopment that will involve building two storeys underground, create a new class of transferable membership and give women full membership for the first time in the history of the Club. In November 1997, the Club started offering a new class of transferable membership.

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In the late 1990s, the SCC International Rugby Sevens attained the status of a top international club tournament. In 1998, the New Zealand Rugby Sevens Commonwealth team featuring rugby legend Jonah Lomu visited the Club and played on the Padang. In the same year, Petone from New Zealand, featuring another Kiwi legend, Tana Umaga, won the Ablitt Cup at the Padang. The status of the Club as a premium institution in Singapore was again underlined when Mr S.R. Nathan – a long-time member of the Club – was elected President of the Republic of Singapore in 1999. The millennium year saw a complete re-turfing and repair of the Padang field, including an improved drainage system. The year was also marked by the courtesy visit of His Royal Highness Prince Norodom Ranariddh from the Kingdom of Cambodia.

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In 2002, the Club celebrated its 150th anniversary with a year of festive activities organised by the specially formed anniversary committee. Among the highlights of the anniversary year was a charity golf match attended by Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong and Mrs Goh. The anniversary celebrations culminated with a gala dinner at the Padang on 5 October. A week later, on 12 October 2002, a terrorist bomb in Bali tragically killed eight Club Members who were visiting the island to represent the Singapore Cricket Club in the annual Bali International Rugby 10s tournament. On 1 December 2003, a year after the 150th anniversary, a Special General Meeting of Members approved the most extensive Club renovation since 1922. Work was completed three years later, and on 2 February 2007 the Club held a dinner to celebrate the renovation. The guest of honour was Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong, who accepted the title of “Visitor”, making him the second recipient of that honorary title after Lee Kuan Yew in 1970. Today, the Club boasts a total of some 5,822 active Members, of whom 3,145 are voting Members. There are currently 13 Sports Sections in the Club, the largest being Golf (545 Members), Tennis (501) and Squash (393).


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Rugby Quiz 1. In 2014, Scotland failed to score a point in a Calcutta Cup game for the first time since which year with their 20-0 loss at Murrayfield?

14. Argentina famously beat France in the opening game of the 2007 World Cup, who scored their only try at the Stade de France?

2. Brian O’Driscoll recently called time on his international career, but who ended up being his final centre partner in the closing stages of the Six Nations win over France in Paris?

15. Who was the last Scot to be named tour captain for the British and Irish Lions?

3. Which Fijian finished as the top try-scorer in the 2013/14 Sevens World Series, scoring an incredible 52 tries?

17. Which scrum-half finished as the top try-scorer in the inaugural Tri-Nations back in 1996?

5. Who played in the final of the Junior World Championship in New Zealand a week before making his Test debut against Scotland? 6. Which All Black became the first second row to be voted World Player of the Year? 7. Who did Fiji beat 108-6 to book their place at this year’s World Cup? 8. Sam Burgess joined Bath to much fanfare after moving from rugby league. With which Australian team did he win the NRL Grand Final? 9. The Waratahs became the fourth team to beat the Crusaders in a Super Rugby final, name the other three. 10. Which former Scotland lock was famously described as a ‘mad giraffe’ by Bill McLaren for his running style? 11. Whose last-minute try helped New Zealand to a 39-35 win an epic Bledisloe Cup encounter in Sydney in 2000? 12. Which Fijian holds the record for the most tries in a single Sevens World Series season with 83 back in 1999/2000? 13. Who started the move that led to the Barbarians’ famous try against New Zealand in 1973?

18. What was unique about the 1973 Five Nations? 19. Whose try against England in 1991 was voted the try of the centenary as the greatest-ever scored at Twickenham? 20. Who scored a full house when France famously beat New Zealand in the 1999 World Cup semifinal at Twickenham? 21. Before the 2015 Rugby World Cup, who is the youngest player to appear in a final? 22. Who kicked five drop-goals against England in the 1999 edition of the Rugby World Cup? 23. What number did Nelson Mandela have on his back when he wore a Springbok jersey to present the Rugby World Cup in 1995? 24. Who was New Zealand’s captain going into the first ever Rugby World Cup tournament? 25. Who scored England’s only points in the 1991 Rugby World Cup Final? 26. Who was the first ever player sent off in a Rugby World Cup? 27. Which former prop founded a clothing company in 1987? 28. Which retired centre has uniquely played for both England and New Zealand in international matches? 29. Which international referee was born in 1971 in Mynyddcerrig? 30. Newlands Stadium is located in which city?

1) 1978 when they lost 15-0 at Murrayfield 2) Fergus McFadden 3) Samisoni Viriviri 4) Wales in 2006 5) Handrè Pollard 6) Brodie Retallick 7) Cook Islands 8) South Sydney Rabbitoh 9) Blues, Brumbies and Reds 10) Doddie Weir 11) Jonah Lomu

4. Prior to the 2015 edition of the Rugby World Cup, Richie McCaw was sin-binned for only the second time in his Test career in a win over Australia, against which other Test team has he been yellow-carded?

16. Six players have won the Rugby World Cup on more than one occasion. Name them.

12) Vilimoni Delasau 13) Phil Bennett 14) Ignacio Corleto 15) Gavin Hastings in 1993 16) John Eales, Dan Crowley, Tim Horan, Jason Little, Phil Kearns (all Australia) and Os Du Randt (South Africa) 17) Justin Marshall (New Zealand) 18) All five teams shared the overall victory 19) Philippe Saint-André 20) Christophe Lamaison

21) Jonah Lomu (20 years and 43 days) 22) Jannie de Beer (South Africa) 23) Number 6 24) Andy Dalton (injured in the first match and replaced as captain by David Kirk) 25) Jonathan Webb (2 penalties) 26) Huw Richards (Wales) 27) Fran Cotton 28) Jamie Salmon 29) Nigel Owens 30) Cape Town

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THE TOURNAMENT MATCH OFFICIALS By Matt Oakley MVO MBE

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efitting its reputation as one of the world’s premier international invitational 7s tournaments, the SCC7s attracts quality referees.

Until 7s started going ‘global’ from 2000 onwards, along with the 15s game at the high performance and elite levels becoming ever more professional, our guest referees from oversees were largely 15-a-side exponents such as Derek Bevan, who refereed the 1991 Rugby World Cup Final and international 15-a-side referees from NZ/Australia on their way to referee the annual November Test Matches in Europe. However, the 7s game has moved at such a pace, literally, that it is young legs and gas to burn that are now required. Therefore, in recent years we have shifted our focus to inviting 7s specialists from the group of emerging referees on their way to professional careers in the 7s and thereafter 15s versions of the game. Of our more recent 7s referees alumni, Greg Garner, Luke Pearce, Tim Wigglesworth and J P Doyle can now be seen on TV most weekends refereeing in the English Aviva Premiership, whilst (at the time of writing) Jaco Peyper (South Africa) is in contention to referee this weekend’s Rugby World Cup Final no less. From more recent years, Matt O’brien (Australia) and Jason Jaftha (South Africa) are officiating the likes of Super Rugby, the Currie Cup and the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series – no doubt with one hopeful eye on being selected to referee at next year’s 2016 Rio Olympic 7s in Brazil. The SCC is delighted that our tournament helps aspiring referees to achieve such success in their careers. This year we welcome Shane Lewis from the English RFU Panel. Auckland Referee Society will again be sending an emerging 7s referee. As usual, we also welcome a referee each from the UAE and Hong Kong Referee Societies, who are exchange referees for two Singapore-based referees who then receive reciprocal invites to be assistant referees in the annual Dubai and Hong Kong rounds of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series. Also, for the second year, the Padang may hear that famous cry “Monsieur L’arbitre!” as we welcome a guest referee kindly sent by the French Rugby Union (FFR) accompanying their development 7s squad in the tournament. These referees are complemented by Singapore Rugby Union/Referee Society Referees; assistant referees and in goal judges; including Asia Rugby (A R) High Performance Panel members Azhar Yusof and 36

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Paul MacKay and A R’s Talent Identification Squad (TIS) member, Charlie Brown, fresh from the 2015 Asia Rugby Sevens Series. The Club thanks the SRU as ever for this service, and long may the SCC7s remain the pinnacle event in many young Singapore referees’ annual calendar and a focus for their fitness, conditioning and continuing self-education. Assisting in the referee’s tent and the technical areas once again is former Club Member, John Nuttall, who returns again from the New South Wales Referee Society, along with Kim Short from Western Australia with Palmyra. The SCC7s’ endorsement by A R means that we have A R Panel citing commissioners and a judicial officer, who manage the tournament’s disciplinary processes to meet World Rugby Regulation 17 standards. The tournament Match Officials are this year managed by Club Member (and SRU General Manager no less), George Danapal, because our Manager of the past decade, Club Member Matt Oakley, is at this weekend’s Rugby World Cup Final in his role as Strategic Development Manager for rugby across Asia with www.asiarugby.com. But be in doubt that Matt will have one eye on what’s happening on the Padang! The SCC7s gives its referees an opportunity to interact with counterparts from major and minor rugby unions and referee top class 7s rugby, plus make new friends for life. We wish all match officials a great weekend. The tournament couldn’t happen without them. Finally, if you are interested in refereeing (or sponsoring our match officials next year!), please feel free to approach George in the match officials area. Noting that, for this year’s tournament, the Club is very grateful for the support of Hotel Jen (www.hoteljen.com) for accommodating our referees. Many thanks indeed.

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The 2014 Bowl runners-up are looking to go one step further this year with a young squad. In July, the men in black and gold became the Singapore National Sevens Champions for the fifth successive year, but the focus has been firmly set on the SCC 7s, as the Club bids to make history. Captain Ben Turner plays in only his second SCC 7s tournament, but brings a wealth of experience of playing with top Invitational 7s squads in the UK. Fijian star Valu Raturibi and English legend ‘Robbo’ Robertson will provide valuable experience to guide newcomers Murray Wylie, Drew Mitchell and James Henry. Yan Sapiee, the outstanding young playmaker from Singapore will spearhead the attack, with Raj ‘The Flyer’ Sankaran looking to set the Padang alight with his pace and power.

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CASUARINA COUGARS Australia

Casuarina Cougars raised the Ablitt Cup in 1983 at their SCC 7s debut appearance. Since then the Cougars have attended the 7s on every occasion with limited success; only taking home the jug in 2006, the bowl in 2009 and another bowl at last year’s SCC 7s against the hosting team. The Cougars are a club side from Darwin with a couple of players’ friends attending to help the team compete in this professional tournament. The club aims to train well to be up to the task of mixing it with the best.

Cottesloe Australia

Cottesloe Rugby Union Club is the oldest rugby club in Western Australia, tracing its roots back to 1893 when the club first ran out as the Cottesloe Pirates. Set in the middle of Cottesloe overlooking the Indian Ocean with 180-degree ocean views, this is one of the best-situated rugby clubs in the world. Cottesloe has continuously fielded a team in the local Perth competition, the exception being the war years, and currently runs a playing group of more than 250 senior players and 75 junior players across more than 16 teams in the senior and junior competitions. Recent years have been very successful for the club with multiple grand final appearances, a premiership and minor premiership to accompany back to back WA Premier Club Championships awarded to the strongest rugby club in WA in 2012 and 2013. The clubs history in Singapore is very recent, being only six years old, but in that time Cottesloe has entertained the crowd, upset some much fancied opposition and taken home a couple of pieces of silverware. Most recently winning the Plate beating Naptha Pyrenees on a Padang surface that more closely resembled a mud path than a rugby pitch after a weekend of torrential rain! In 2014, with an inexperienced squad of youngsters, we upset the odds by beating the French Development Team to earn a spot in the Ablitt Cup quarter-finals against Stade Francais. Unfortunately with four of our starting seven on the bench injured we’re in trouble from the get-go. Never the less we did not disgrace ourselves

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and put up a real tenacious effort right up to the final whistle. Returning in 2015 we hope to continue improving and be in a position to take on the bigger, much fancied professional clubs and punch well above our weight in what has become a great weekend of rugby – not the least this year with the Rugby World Cup final played over the same weekend.

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EAST ARNHEM RUGBY Australia

East Arnhem Rugby has been attending SCC7s since 2003 where we won the Bowl final. We are a very culturally diverse team and live in a very remote part of the Northern Territory in Australia. East Arnhem regularly punches above its weight and has won Bowl finals in the Hottest Sevens in Darwin a few times and have been undefeated for three years in U16s and U18s in Far North Queensland Rugby 7s tournaments. We love participating in the SCC7s as it gives our players a chance to stretch their wings and get an understanding of rugby in different locations and makes them step up and play above themselves. We truly appreciate the effort that the Singapore Cricket Club goes through to organise this tournament and hope to continue our friendship long-term.

Palmyra Rugby Union Club Australia

Having celebrated our 80th anniversary in 2014, the Palmyra Rugby Union Club continues its proud history as one of the premier rugby Clubs in Western Australia. The Palmyra Rugby Union Club fields teams from Under-6 right through to Premier Grade, which includes 20 junior and seven senior teams. In 2015 Palmyra proudly fielded its first ever woman’s rugby team in the local competition. The Palmyra Rugby Union Club continues its tradition of featuring in Rugby WA finals series, with the club winning its fair share of premierships throughout the grades. In 2015 the Palmyra Rugby Union Club once again proudly won the prestigious Rugby WA Champion Club Award, making it the fourth time in the last five years. www.palmyrarugby.com.au

Palmyra and the SCC 7s

Palmyra has been one of the most loyal supporters of the SCC 7s, with 2015 being the 33rd year of Palmyra’s participation. Competing in the tournament almost every year since 1983, the Palmyra Rugby Club has won the Plate in 1986, 1992, 1995 and 2006 and the Bowl in 1999 and 2005. Part of our tradition is to bring predominantly club players to Singapore, including at least two Colts age

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players within the squad to aid their rugby development. Palmyra Rugby Union Club proudly participates in the 68th SCC 7s tournament. The 2015 Palmyra Sevens Team is sponsored by Project Directors Australia. Go Pally!

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Sunnybank Australia

Sunnybank Rugby has been attending Singapore for the last five years. After winning the Plate final on their first visit in 2010 they have been a Top 8 teams for the last four years with their best result in 2013 when they reached the semi-finals. The club boasts many fine 7s players who have been members of the club including Ben Gollings (England), Johnny Zhang (China), Shalom Suniala (USA), Harry Jones (Canada), Lemano Lemeki (Japan), Richard Kingi, Liam Gill, Ben, Matt and Tom Lucas, Junior Laloifi, Ben Adams and Peter Lee (Australia). Sunnybank had a successful 2014 season winning the Emmanuel International 7s, and making the Cup final of the Byron Bay Invitational and Noosa International Tournaments. The club conducts a women’s and youth programme also and Under-18 players Liam McNamara and Tuaina Tualima both have competed in the 2015 Youth Commonwealth Games in Samoa. The clubs most prestigious victory was in 2011 when they defeated the Australian Men’s 7s team to win the Central Coast 7s.

Tribe 7s Australia

Tribe 7s was established in 2013 for the primary purpose of providing talented female ‘cross-over’ athletes the opportunity to play rugby 7s at the highest possible level. From our inaugural season, four of our players were among the first contracted female players to the Australian 7s system – Vani Polite, Nicole Beck, Emma Stonegate and Charlotte CA slick. Charlotte went on to be nominated as World Rugby Sevens Player of the Year in 2013/14 and 2014/15 and all are permanent fixtures in the Australian World Series squad. Five Tribe7s players represented Australia in the 2014 Youth Olympic Gold Medal winning team and another four were in the Youth Commonwealth Games winning squad.  Whilst we are enormously proud of our achievements in the women’s game, our men have been quiet achievers. All amateurs and paying their own way to play the game they love, their success coming from a willingness to give for the team. They bring that old-fashioned rugby tradition of playing with and for one’s mates. The core of this team in made up of players from the successful Brisbane State High School 1st XV of 2009, a group of lads who have been playing together since 2005. The Tribe 7s lads have competed strongly against every world powerhouse of sevens rugby. They have had narrow losses to DaVita, wins and losses against Borneo Eagles, wins and losses against Red Rock, wins 48

and losses against Sunnybank and were runners-up at Dubai 7s to a fully professional Samurai. That game was a highlight in the career for most players, playing in front of 30,000 people on pitch one before the Australia vs South Africa World Series final in 2014.

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TAMARIVA RUGBY FOOTBALL CLUB Japan

Currently many world class stars are playing in Japanese rugby scene, like Berrick Barnes in Panasonic, Schalk Burger in Suntory, etc. Although Tamariva R.F.C. is not a professional club team like those teams, we play in amateur rugby club scene and we have won six championships in past 10 years. With a good combination of fresh colts and experienced veterans we aim to cause a “big upset” at the 2015 SCC7s!

IMPALA SARACENS Kenya

Past & Present Impala Rugby is one of the oldest Rugby Clubs in East Africa. Its roots date to the early 1930s when “Old Boys” of the former Prince of Wales School, today known as Nairobi School, formed the team. The Club was then known as “Old Cambrians”. The Club acquired its own home ground in 1949 on Ngong Road, which is now one of the landmarks in the area. It was in 1956 that the Club first played as Impala Club (the name Impala derived from the “Old Cambrians” emblem which was an Impala) and started to establish itself as a major rugby club in the region. The Club grew in stature and its best years were undoubtedly the early and mid-70s when Impala was virtually unbeatable winning consecutive League and League Cup titles besides several 7-a-side tournaments. Impala Rugby has over these intermediate years, reinvented itself and is now arguably one of the most exciting teams represented at the top level of Kenya Rugby. Recently, Impala Rugby concluded the broad framework of a partnership with Saracens (a top four professional rugby club in Europe, currently leading the English Premiership for the next three seasons. Under the terms of the partnership, Impala Rugby joined the Saracens Global Club Network which comprises of eight clubs in UK, USA, Brazil, Malaysia, China, Abu Dhabi, Tonga and now Kenya. Impala Rugby was then re-branded to Impala Saracens – Nairobi.

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Recent Performances The Club has been a participant in the SCC 7s for the last 15 years, courtesy of our kind sponsors Standard Chartered Bank Singapore. In the year 2000, the team won the Bowl category of the tournament and in 2003 went on to win the Plate Category – a feat never before achieved by any Kenyan Club. The Club participated in the National Sevens Circuit in Kenya last year and finished 1st runners-up in the final tournament.

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BORNEO EAGLES Malaysia

The Borneo Eagles are a touring rugby team from Eagles Rugby Club, Sandakan, Sabah, Malaysia. Despite its relatively short history of formation, the Borneo Eagles have nevertheless proven themselves to be formidable foes at most of the tournaments that they had entered. They have stamped their mark on the rugby pitch wherever they have been, whether at local events in Malaysia or overseas and was the Ablitt Cup champions at the 2014 SCC 7s! Another most memorable achievement of the team was achieving a hat-trick with their successful defence of their Cup title in Darwin in 2012 (Heineken Hottest Sevens in the World) – the first by any team in the history of the tournament. Among the other major achievements of the Borneo Eagles are: • Alor Star City International 7s (Cup Champs 2005) • Singapore Cricket Club 7s (Plate Champs 2005, Plate Champs 2009, Cup semi-finalists 2010, Cup runners-up 2011) • World Club Rugby 10s, Singapore (Champs 2014 – Asia Men’s Open) • Manila SEA Games International 7s (Gold medallists 2005) • Malaysia Rugby Union’s National Inter-Club Championships (Champs 2006) • Negeri Sembilan Royal 7s (Cup Champs 2006 & 2010) • HSBC-COBRA 10s (Plate Champs 2006, Cup semifinalist 2007, Cup Champs 2009, Cup semi-finalist 2011, Cup semi-finalists 2012, Cup Champs 2013) • Jonah Jones 7s (Cup Champs 2008, 2012 & 2013) • Malaysia National Super League Cup (Champs 2009 & 2013, R/up 2014) • Borneo 7s International (Plate Champs 2009, Cup Champs 2004 & 2007, Cup r/up 2012, Cup r/up 2013) • GFI Hong Kong FC 10s (Plate r/up 2008, Plate semi-finalists 2009, Cup quarterfinalists 2010, Cup semi-finalists 2011, Plate champions 2012, Plate champions 2014) • Hottest 7s in the World, Darwin, Australia (Cup Champs 2010, 2011 and 2012; R/up 2013, semifinalist 2014)

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Over the years, the team had comprised of some of the state’s top players, including past or current Malaysian national players. Several of them had in fact previously donned the national team’s captain’s jersey to lead the Malaysia Team at international tournaments. More recently, the Malaysian players in the team have, on many occasions, been reinforced by experienced guest players from Fiji, Samoa, Australia and New Zealand. A few of these guest players are based in Sandakan to help full-time in the many rugby development programmes organized by Eagles Rugby Club and Sabah Rugby Union.

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ISKANDAR RAIDERS Malaysia

Iskandar Raiders Rugby Club is a local club from Johor, Malaysia and was formed in December 2012 with its main objective to gather the best local players in Johor under one roof and compete in any selected high level tournaments either locally or internationally. Raiders played its first international tournament in Singapore Super League in January – February 2013 and won the tournament when they beat Bucks Rugby Club in the final match. Raiders, which also representing Johor in Malaysia local rugby scenery has made a major outbreak in 2013 when they created history in Johor Rugby when they won the National 7s Rugby Tournament and also the Agong’s Cup 15s Rugby Tournament. Latest tournament participated by Raiders was the NS Royal Sevens last June when they beat Cobra in the final and won the tournament for the first time. Raiders now are looking forward to play more international tournaments mainly in Asia where Borneo 7s, Hong Kong 10s and SCC 7s will be part of our calendar plan.

NS WANDERERS RUGBY CLUB Malaysia

NS Wanderers RC was formed in 1984 and currently competes in the MRU Super League – the top level of the Malaysian rugby union league system. The NS Wanderers RC boosts a good number of players in different categories including under 19s. NS Wanderers RC vision is to develop more young players to rugby at a higher level.

PNG INTEROIL RAIS Papua New Guinea

The PNG Interoil Rais is a development team mainly comprising of young men between the ages of 18-23. PNG Rugby with the support of major sponsor Interoil, have enabled the pathway of the “Raihs”, to help develop and progress young rugby players that may efficiently take the next step up to the National team. It is in its first year of existence with its first tournament

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here at the SCC 7s. All parties involved are looking toward a long and fruitful relationship. The Raihs are looking to be involved in many future international and domestic fixtures to assist the National Programme and at the same time also assist our young men with their individual development, so that they may go back and contribute positively to their communities back at home.

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Team Profiles

SPRINGBOK SEVENS South Africa

The Springbok Sevens have been visitors to the SCC7s as the SA Vipers where they won the Ablitt Cup three years in a row (from 2007 to 2009). The team is the national sevens rugby team of South Africa and has a proud history on the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series circuit, and also for producing some of South Africa’s most exciting rugby talent. The team won the coveted World Series title in the 2008/09 season and during the past three campaigns they have finished second every time, winning many tournament titles across the globe. Last season, for instance, the Blitzboks as the team are also known, won World Series tournaments in Dubai and Port Elizabeth (SA). Several Springbok stars such as Bryan Habana, Jean de Villiers, Chester Williams, Akona Ndungane and Brent Russell all first made their international mark in the sevens code before graduating with success to the famous South African national team. All together 32 Blitzboks have gone on to represent the Springboks with distinction so far, with Warren Whiteley and Cornal Hendricks the most recent to do so. Last year the team won the Gold Medal at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow when they defeated

their great arch rivals New Zealand in the final. They also qualified to play in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. The team is captained by Kyle Brown and coached by former Springbok Sevens player Neil Powell.

SWEDISH VIKINGS

Sweden Swedish Vikings have a proud history at the SCC 7s and this will be our fourth trip in the last five years, having previously reached the Plate semi-final in 2011, winning the Bowl in 2012 and winning the Plate in 2014 – we are excited to be back this year!

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The squad are all based in Sweden and is a good blend of youth and experience and will be looking to improve on our previous performances. We have had some fantastic experiences at the SCC 7s and we are looking forward to another great tournament.

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ENGLAND ACADEMY United Kingdom

The England Sevens programme operates to be the best it can be now and in the future and this season sees the introduction of an academy squad. The majority of players selected for the Societe Generale SCC International Rugby 7s are part of this squad and competition such as this provides them with valuable experience.  For some, sevens is an opportunity to develop as part of a rugby journey that may lead back to the XV-a-side game, for others invitational tournaments may be the start of a successful sevens career. This exciting group of young players will be looking to make their mark and build on this tournament with the hope of featuring, along with the senior players, in this year’s HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series.

PENGUINS United Kingdom

The Penguins are looking forward to being back in Singapore again and this will be our fifth year in a row, since the two tournament appearances in the late 1990s. The team has a mix of English, Australian, New Zealand and Pacific Island players, with a high profile coaching duo leading the way. We had a great tournament last year, losing the Ablitt Cup final to the APD side, who fully deserved their win. We are looking to go one better this year and repeat our 2010 victory. One plus from last year was the performance of the England 7s players. A couple of them re-cemented themselves in the England 7s team, with Marcus Watson being the pick. During 2014, the Penguins have been busy with a tour to Hong Kong to play in the Hong Kong Tens (the Tens team included a charity activity that raised HK$1.2million for children in Vietnam and Mongolia), a win over Oxford and a loss to Cambridge in late winter, plus the King Penguins toured Rwanda in June, playing the national team at the national stadium in Kigali. The Rwandan Silverbacks running out winners 22-19 with a last minute try. Also included in this trip were grass roots coaching and charity work plus a trip to see the Gorillas. The Penguin Coaching Academy has also been busy with trips to Hong Kong, Gibraltar, Indonesia and Malaysia. The focus for the academy has been a mixture of coach education and grass roots rugby development. All Penguins are looking forward to the SCC 7s week, 58

catching up with friends, meeting the other teams, and taking in the hospitality that Singapore offer – it will be a great week and we are looking forward to it. A number of Penguin members are in town for the week so there will be lots going on! Thanks to all at the Singapore Cricket Club for the invite and hard work behind the scenes – here’s to another great week of rugby.

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PAST & PRESENT RUGBY 7S ORGANISING COMMITTEE 1982 /1983 / 1984 ORGANISING COMMITTEE Howard Donaldson (Chairman) Blair Daintry Alistair McPherson Peter Poxon George Sandosham Chris Clifton Ralph King

1985 ORGANISING COMMITTEE Ralph King (Chairman) Chris Clifton George Sandosham Peter Poxon Alistair McPherson Blair Daintry David Murphy

1986 / 1987 ORGANISING COMMITTEE Ralph King (Chairman) Alistair McPherson George Sandosham Chris Clifton David Murphy Malcolm Fleming John Ewing Malcolm Smithson

1993 ORGANISING COMMITTEE John Ewing (Chairman) Alistair Izat Malcolm Smithson Brian Miles Peter Sayers Richard Cheah Ian Noakes John Baileys Laurence Chan Ted Wilson

1994 ORGANISING COMMITTEE John Ewing (Chairman) Ian Noakes Brian Miles Laurence Chan Peter Sayers Alistairs Izat Ted Wilson John Bailey Richard Cheah Malcolm Smithson

1995 ORGANISING COMMITTEE Laurence Chan (Chairman) Ian Noakes Bill Price Ted Wilson Richard Cheah Peter Ashforth Gurcharan Singh Peter Phillips

1996 ORGANISING COMMITTEE Laurence Chan (Chairman) Richard Cheah Bill Price Peter Ashforth Gurcharan Singh Brian Miles Christine Yee Peter Phillips David Townsend

2001 ORGANISING COMMITTEE Nigel Stead (Chairman) Angeline Ee COL Guranchan Singh David Hesketh Dermot Taylor Dominic Nixon John Blair Laurence Chan Ong Eng Hin Peter Hutton Stephen McCullough

2002 ORGANISING COMMITTEE Nigel Stand (Chairman) Angeline Ee David Hesketh Stephen McCullough Dominic Nixon Ong Eng Hin Peter Hutton

2003 ORGANISING COMMITTEE Nigel Stead (Chairman) Angeline Ee David Hesketh Stephen McCullough Dominic Nixon Ong Eng Hin Peter Hutton Dermot Taylor Paul Lewis Richard Austen Michael Richardson Brian Miles Jon Robinson

2004 ORGANISING COMMITTEE Stephen McCullough (Chairman) Nigel Stead Angeline Ee David Hesketh Dominic Nixon Peter Hutton Dermot Taylor Paul Lewis Richard Austen Michael Richardson Brian Miles Graeme Burnett Jon Robinson Dughall Aitken Carl Pillay Jeremy Hebblethwaite Andrew Douglas

2009 ORGANISING COMMITTEE Peter “Stitch” Hutton (Chairman) Dughall Aitken Brian Miles Matthew Oakley Michael Grice Jon Robinson Luke Fehnert Hairul Naim David Hesketh Peter Rogers Gareth James Jeremy Hebblethwaite Andrew Douglas Jonathan Leow Jim Plouffe Robin “Shoe” Wilkins Tracy Jones

2010 ORGANISING COMMITTEE Peter “Stitch” Hutton (Chairman) Guy Baber Grant “Axe” Rawlinson Dughall Aitken Matthew Oakley Jon Robinson Luke Fehnert David Hesketh Peter Rogers Jeremy Hebblethwaite Andrew Douglas Jonathan Leow Robin “Shoe” Wilkins Tracy Jones

2011 ORGANISING COMMITTEE Peter “Stitch” Hutton (Chairman) Grant “Axe” Rawlinson Dughall Aitken Matthew Oakley Tracy Jones Jon Robinson Guy Baber Luke Fehnert Jonathan Leow David Hesketh Peter Rogers Jeremy Hebblethwaite Andrew Douglas Robin “Shoe” Wilkins Hairul Naim Terence Noe

2012 ORGANISING COMMITTEE Peter “Stitch” Hutton (Chairman) Dughall Aitken Matthew Oakley Phillip Taylor Andrew Douglas Luke Fehnert David Hesketh Peter Rogers Jeremy Hebblethwaite Ghislaine Taylor Jonathan Leow Robin “Shoe” Wilkins Terence Noe Grant “Axe” Rawlinson Philippe Damas Jon Robinson Tracy Jones Joy Walter

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1988 ORGANISING COMMITTEE Malcolm Smithson (Chairman) John Ewing Clive Fairfield Peter Tomkins Song Koon Poh Barry Mitchell Howard Meitiner Mike Hearn


PAST & PRESENT RUGBY 7S ORGANISING COMMITTEE 1989 ORGANISING COMMITTEE Malcolm Smithson (Chairman) Clive Fairfield Barry Mitchell Howard Meitiner Ted Wilson Chris Shadforth Peter Tomkins

1990 ORGANISING COMMITTEE Peter Tomkins (Chairman) John Ewing Malcolm Smithson Barry Mitchell Ted Wilson Laurence Chan John Uwins Howard Meitiner Chris Shadforth

1991 ORGANISING COMMITTEE John Ewing (Chairman) John Bailey John Uwins Barry Mitchell Alstair Izat Laurence Chan Malcolm Smithson Richard Cheah Chris Shadforth

1992 ORGANISING COMMITTEE John Ewing (Chairman) Brian Miles Richard Cheah John Bailey John Edwards Laurence Chan Peter Sayers Barry Mitchell Malcolm Smithson Alistair Izat

1997 ORGANISING COMMITTEE Laurence Chan (Chairman) Richard Cheah Peter Phillips Bill Price Gurcharan Singh Nigel Stead David Townsend Patrick MacMahon John Blair Christine Yee Richard Ang

1998 ORGANISING COMMITTEE Laurence Chan (Chairman) Gurcharan Singh Richard Cheah Connal Rankin Richard Ang Nigel Stead Christine Yee John Blair Dermot Taylor Bill Price Frank Vandermeer

1999 ORGANISING COMMITTEE Nigel Stead (Chairman) Laurence Chan Bill Price John Blair Connal Rankin Ong Eng Hin Dermot Taylor Christine Yee Steve McCullough Dominic Nixon

2000 ORGANISING COMMITTEE Nigel Stead (Chairman) Laurence Chan Gurcharan Singh John Blair Ong Eng Hin Dermot Taylor Steve McCullough Dominic Nixon Angeline Ee

2005 ORGANISING COMMITTEE Graeme Burnett (Chairman) Angeline Ee Brian Miles Jon Robinson Michael Richardson David Hesketh Peter Hutton Dughall Aitken Carl Pillay Jeremy Hebblethwaite Andrew Douglas Peter Rogers Matthew Oakley MVO MBE Lindsay Hall Jonathan Leow

2006 ORGANISING COMMITTEE Jon Robinson (Chairman) Lindsay Hall Matthew Oakley MVO MBE Angeline Ee Brian Miles Dughall Aitken Jeremy Hebblethwaite Peter Hutton Graeme Burnett Peter Rogers Michael Richardson David Hesketh Andrew Douglas Carl Pillay Jonathan Leow

2007 ORGANISING COMMITTEE Jon Robinson (Chairman) Matthew Oakley MVO MBE Angeline Ee Brian Miles Dughall Aitken Jeremy Hebblethwaite Peter Hutton Peter Rogers David Hesketh Andrew Douglas Chris Atkinson Michael Grice Hairul Naim Jim Prouffe Jonathan Leow

2008 ORGANISING COMMITTEE Jon Robinson (Chairman) Dughall Aitken Brian Miles Chris Atkinson David Hesketh Luke Fehnert Peter Hutton Andrew Douglas Michael Grice Peter Rogers Hairul Naim Matthew Oakley Jonathan Leow Jim Prouffe Jonathan Leow

2013 ORGANISING COMMITTEE Marc Lansonneur (Chairman) Graeme Burnett Matthew Love Philippe Coquelle Simon Bourke Oliver Hall Andrew Douglas Matthew Parsons Jon Robinson Dughall Aitken Grant Rawlinson Damian Pereira Mark James Jonathan Leow Peter Rogers Rishi Chandiok Bryne Leong Joy Walter Calvin Leong Craig Mounsey Richard North Michael Lin

2014 ORGANISING COMMITTEE Marc Lansonneur (Chairman) Matthew Love Elliott Smith Simon Bourke Andrew Douglas Michael Lin Philippe Coquelle Peter Rogers Matthew Oakley MVO MBE Raj Sankaran Matthew Parsons Brendan Nolan Harresh Krishnan Jonathan Leow Richard North Rishi Chandiok Terence Noe Craig Mounsey Joy Walters

2015 ORGANISING COMMITTEE Jonathan Leow (Chairman) Marc Lansonneur Andrew Douglas Brendan Nolan Bryan Lim Craig Mounsey David Griffiths Elliott Smith Gabriel Lee Harresh Krishnan Harry Williams Joy Walter Khairul Hilmi Matthew Love Matthew Parsons Peter Rogers Phillippe Coquelle Raj Sankaran Rishi Chandok Terence Noe

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Past Winners ABLITT CUP

2014 Borneo Eagles 2013 Asia-Pacific Dragons 2012 Daveta 2011 Daveta 2010 Penguins 2009 SA Vipers 2008 SA Vipers 2007 SA Vipers 2006 Ponsonby 2005 Davetalevu 2004 British Army UK 2003 Durban Harlequins 2002 Davetalevu 2001 Wellington Centurions 2000 Taradale 1999 Taradale 1998 Petone 1997 Taradale 1996 NZ Diplomats 1995 Davetalevu 1994 Davetalevu 1993 Randwick RFC 1992 Kaitake 1991 Samoan Coconuts RFC 1990 Kaitake RFC 1989 Ponsonby 1988 Ponsonby 1987 HK Police 1986 RSL Dragons 1984/85 Lloyds RC, UK 1983/84 RNZIR 1982/83 Casuarina Cougers RUFC 1980/81 Chuckles “B” 1979/80 Police Sports Assn 1978/79 B Coy IRNZIR 1977/78 Chuckles “A” 1977 A Coy IRNZIR 1976 C Coy IRNZIR 1974/75 A Coy IRNZIR 1973/74 SP Coy IRNZIR 1972/73 ANZUK C Coy “A” 1971/72 SCC “C” 1970/71 RAF Changi 1969/70 RAF Changi 1968/69 SCC 1967/68-95 CDO. LT. R.A. 1966/67 HMNZS Blackpool 1965/66 RAF Seletar “B” 1964/65 GHQ Farelf 1963/64 GHQ Farelf 1962/63 RAF Changi 1961/62 RAF Changi RUFC 1961 SCC “B” 1960 75th SQDN RNZAF “A” 1959 Naval Base “A” 1958 SCC “B” 1957 SCC “C” 1956 SCC “A” 1955 Fijians 1954 South Johore 1953 SCC “B” 1952 Fijians “A” 1951 RASC 1950 RASC “A” 1949 SER 1948 GHQ

JUG

2014 Grenoble University Rugby 2011 Te Kaha Pirates 2010 Southern Lions 2009 Singapore Barbarians 2008 *no games* 2007 SCC 2006 Casuarina Cougars

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PLATE

2014 Swedish Vikings 2013 Western Province 2012 Cottlesloe 2011 NAPTHA Pyrenees 2010 Sunnybank 2009 Borneo Eagles 2008 Thai Barbarians 2007 USA Eagles 2006 Palmyra 2005 Sandakan Rugby Club 2004 Durban Harlequins 2003 Impala 2002 Huat Old Boys 2001 Australian Barbarians 2000 Army UK 1999 Nomads 1998 Morobe Hammerhead Sharks 1997 Penguins 1996 Royal Thai Police 1995 Palmyra 1994 Uanelli 1993 Hong Kong Football Club 1992 Palmyra RFC 1991 SAFSA 1990 Royal Malaysian Police 1989 Sembawang Tigers 1988 RMAF Blackhawks 1987 Kobe RFC 1986 Palmyra RFC 1985 Maitland RFC 1984 Royal Thai Air Force 1983 Kobe Regatta & Athletic Club 1982 SAFSA 1981 Chuckles A RNZIR 1980 Bravo A RNZIR 1979 Blacks

BOWL

2014 Casuarina Cougars 2013 NS Wanderers 2012 Swedish Vikings 2011 Cottesloe 2010 SLRFU 7 2009 Casuarina Cougars 2008 Indonesian Barbarians 2007 Singapore Barbarians 2006 Thai Barbarians 2005 Palmyra 2004 Pacific C Coast 2003 Gave 2002 Atlantis 2001 Centurions 2000 Impala 1999 Palmyra 1998 Beijing University 1997 Hyundai Legends 1996 Swedish Vikings 1995 Royal Malaysian Police 1994 Royal Malaysian Police 1993 Les Corsaires RFC 1992 SCC 1991 Marist RFC 1990 RMAF Blackhawks 1989 SAFSA 1988 Royal Malaysian Police 2005 Hong Kong Football Club 2004 SCC 2003 *no games* 2002 Hong Kong Football Club 2001 Kurumi 2000 Bucks

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JOHN CLARK TROPHY 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984 1983

Tanglin Trust School Tanglin Trust School Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) Nhulunbuy High School, Australia Anglo-Chinese School Anglo-Chinese School United World College St. Andrew’s Secondary School Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) United World College Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) Raffles Institution United World College Greenridge Secondary School United World College “A” United World College “A” United World College United World College Raffles Institution Raffles Institution St. Andrew’s “A” St. Andrew’s “A” St. Andrew’s “A” St. Andrew’s “A” St. Andrew’s “A” Anglo-Chinese School “A” St. Andrew’s “A”

SITHAWALLA CUP 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996 1995 1994 1993 1992 1991 1990 1989 1988 1987 1986 1985 1984

Tanglin Trust School United World College Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) Tanglin Trust School, Singapore Tanglin Trust School, Singapore Tanglin Trust School, Singapore Anglo-Chinese Junior College Anglo-Chinese Junior College Anglo-Chinese Junior College Anglo-Chinese Junior College Anglo-Chinese Junior College United World College Anglo-Chinese Junior College “A” Anglo-Chinese Junior College Raffles Junior College United World College Raffles Junior College “A” United World College “A” United World College United World College Raffles Junior College Raffles Junior College Sekolah Menengah Sains Johore Sekolah Menengah Sains Johore Raffles Junior College Raffles Junior College St. Andrews Junior College Raffles Junior College Raffles Junior College Raffles Junior College Raffles Junior College

LEN FOSTER TROPHY 2014 Anglo-Chinese (Independent) 2013 Anglo-Chinese (Independent) 2012 Anglo-Chinese (Independent)


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Tournament Schedule Friday, 30 Oct

Sunday, 1 Nov

MAIN TOURNAMENT

SCHOOLS & COLLEGES U14 Finals 18:20 hrs U16 Finals 18:40 hrs U19 Finals 19:00 hrs

Match

Pool Time Teams

1 A 17:00 2 B 17:18 3 C 17:36 4 D 17:54 5 E 18:12 6 F 18:30 7 A 18:48 8 B 19:06 9 C 19:24 10 D 19:42 11 E 20:00 12 F 20:18 Finish 20:36

2 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 1

4 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 3 3 3 3

MAIN TOURNAMENT

Match Pool Time Teams

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1st Round - Bowl

12:00

15th

E4

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1st Round - Bowl

12:18

E2

F3

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1st Round - Bowl

12:36

F2

E3

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1st Round - Bowl

12:54

16th

F4

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1st Round - Plate

13:12

Loser 39

Loser 41

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1st Round - Plate

13:30

Loser 40

Loser 42

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1st Round - Plate

13:48

Loser 37

Loser 43

Saturday, 31 Oct

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1st Round - Plate

14:06

Loser 38

Loser 44

MAIN TOURNAMENT

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Quarter-Finals - Cup

14:24

Winner 39 Winner 41

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Quarter-Finals - Cup

14:42

Winner 40 Winner 42

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Quarter-Finals - Cup

15:00

Winner 37 Winner 43

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Quarter-Finals - Cup

15:18

Winner 38 Winner 44

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Jug Semi

15:40

Loser 45

Loser 46

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Jug Semi

16:00

Loser 47

Loser 48

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Bowl Semi

16:20

Winner 45 Winner 46

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Bowl Semi

16:40

Winner 47 Winner 48

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Plate Semi

17:00

Winner 49 Winner 50

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Plate Semi

17:20

Winner 51 Winner 52

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Cup Semi

17:40

Winner 53 Winner 54

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Cup Semi

18:00

Winner 55 Winner 56

Pools A-D Pools E&F

Match

Top 16 Seeded teams Lower 8 seeded teams

Pool Time Teams

13 A 10:00 14 B 10:18 15 C 10:36 16 D 10:54 17 E 11:12 18 F 11:30 19 A 11:48 20 B 12:06 21 C 12:24 22 D 12:42 23 E 13:00 24 F 13:18 25 A 14:00 26 B 14:18 27 C 14:36 28 D 14:54 29 E 15:12 30 F 15:30 31 A 15:48 32 B 16:06 33 C 16:24 34 D 16:42 35 E 17:00 36 F 17:18 GAP 0:18 37 1st Round - Cup 18:00 38 1st Round - Cup 18:18 39 1st Round - Cup 18:36 40 1st Round - Cup 18:54 41 1st Round - Cup 19:12 42 1st Round - Cup 19:30 43 1st Round - Cup 19:48 44 1st Round - Cup 20:06 Finish 20:24

1 4 1 4 1 4 1 4 1 4 1 4 2 3 2 3 2 3 2 3 2 3 2 3 3 4 3 4 3 4 3 4 3 4 3 4 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 2 1 2 A2 B3 A3 B2 C2 D3 C3 D2 A1 13th B1 14th C1 E1 D1 F1

GAP Schools & Colleges

18:20 - 19:00

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Jug Final

19:20

Winner 57

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Bowl Final

19:40

Winner 59 Winner 60

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Plate Final

20:05

Winner 61 Winner 62

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Cup Final

20:30

Winner 63 Winner 64

Finish

2:12 2:30 2:30 2:30

Bottom 2 Teams (Games 15 & 16) of Pools A-D go into the Plate. Top Teams from Pools E&F go into the Cup.

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Tournament ground map

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