12 Jun 2018
Rugby Try (Boys)

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This year the u19 rugby boys reached finals in nearly every event they participated in, unfortunately never raising the trophy. Throughout the season the team saw significant improvement and there is nothing to be ashamed of as the rugby they played on the pitch was nothing less than superb. The year started off with a big tour to the Gold Coast for the Queensland All Schools 7s tournament. After a few trial games against schools and clubs in the area where the team had good wins, the tournament proved tough as there was a clear step up in the level of competition. However after two big losses to the eventual finalists, the team rebounded with some great performances and wins on the second day of competition. They came back to SG with the SCC 7s tournament right around the corner, the tour had served its purpose as the team easily made their way to the finals where they would play an extremely competitive game of rugby against rivals Tanglin Trust. Going down to the wire it was TTS who came up with the spoils with a last minute try to win the game and the trophy. It was a tough pill to swallow while motivating the boys to get revenge at SEASAC later on in the year. More finals, more improvements in both the Malborough and Phoenix 7s. However in both cases a victory was not to be, losing to UWC East and LFS in each final respectively. These losses, all of which coming in ultra narrow contests, made the push for a SEASAC win all the more significant. After going down to TTS in the SEASAC final a year prior all focus was on making the final and getting a big win over the Tanglin boys. During group competition the boys managed to down TTS for the first time in years, which increased confidence to take them down in the final massively. Both teams would make the final, and despite a good effort from the boys they couldn't get the job done against an incredibly good Tangin side. A special thanks to Adam Taylor and Will Walker for steering the team in a positive direction with a new focus on the team culture and work effort. By Melchior Beneton