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PREMIERSHIP CLUBS FEATURE – SINGAPORE CRICKET CLUB

The Singapore Cricket Club Rugby Section is one of 12 sporting sections under the umbrella of the historic Singapore Cricket Club, which has the unique privilege to call The Padang its home ground. It is one of the premier sports and social clubs in Asia and the second oldest sports club in Singapore. Soon after its establishment in 1852, the Rugby section was formed, and had a number of notable British Civil servants in its ranks. The Padang is seen by most as the spiritual home of rugby in Singapore, with many international and state matches played there, alongside...

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COACHING MASTERCLASS BY MANU SAMOA ASSISTANT COACH DARRYL SUASUA

Last weekend not only saw the resumption of the National League 2017/18, but also the Singapore Rugby Union host Darryl Suasua from New Zealand. Darryl is the current Counties Manukau Mitre Ten Cup Head Coach and also the Assistant Coach of Manu Samoa. On Day 1, Darryl shared his philosophy around attack and defence in the 15s game to a group of 20 keen local coaches and players. His insights included building team culture, the emphasis on the principles of play by creating understandable contexts, and playing to a team’s strengths by adapting coaching style and game plans to...

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SRU NATIONAL LEAGUE 2017/18 REVIEW – 13TH JANUARY 2018

The eagerly anticipated return of the National Rugby League 2017/18 after the festive period did not fail to disappoint. The temperature might have been the lowest experienced by some in Singapore amidst a surge of monsoon but that did not affect the intensity shown by the players over the weekend. In the Premiership, SCC 1st XV took on last year’s beaten finalists Wanderers RFC 1st XV while Bedok Kings RFC 1st XV took on reigning champions Bucks RFC 1st XV. Both games kicked off at 5pm, with the former being played at Turf City Pitch A while the latter...

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SRU NATIONAL LEAGUE 2017/18 – PREMIERSHIP MID-SEASON REVIEW

The 2017/18 Premiership Season got off to a storming start in November last year, with all four teams putting up brilliant displays of rugby. As the league gears up to resume this brand new year, let’s get up to speed with a recap of how the league has played out thus far. Despite having their opening game of the season against Bedok Kings RFC postponed due to unfavourable weather, last season’s runners-up Wanderers RFC still manage to find themselves top of the pile at the mid-season point after a bonus point victory against Bucks RFC. With a 100% record...

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ANNOUNCEMENT – NATIONAL TEAM SCOUTING

Dear Players and Affiliates, From 13th January 2018, till the end of the SRU National League (Premiership), Singapore Rugby Union’s National Team selectors will be at Premiership games to scout for new talents to be involved in the upcoming Asian Rugby Championships in May 2018. The National Teams Commission (Chaired by Martin Williams & Co-Chaired by Lincoln Tan) has appointed a team of 6 selectors who will be watching the upcoming Premiership games. The 6 selectors include 2 persons from the National Teams Commission, 2 National Coaches, the National Team Manager, and SRU Technical Director. Players who meet the eligibility criteria will be assessed based on their match performances in terms of individual skills, positional roles, functional roles, game sense, and fitness levels. Shortlisted players will be invited to the 2018 National Team...

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