Helped by a strong defence, a dominant scrum and a top try scoring rookie, Anglo-Chinese Junior College beat St Andrew's Junior College 54-0 on aggregate to finish third in this year's A Division Rugby National School Games.
National A Div Rugby Final: ACS(I) defeat RI 29-24 to claim 7th straight title as spectators return in full force
In a heart-stopping final, Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) defeated Raffles Institution by a single unconverted try, to claim their seventh straight title as their parents and friends watched from the stadium stands.
Tries from Tycen Yeoh (#26) and Eric Chi (#15) helped Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) to a comfortable 76-5 aggregate win over St Andrew’s Junior College in the A Division Rugby National School Games semi-final.
A tense semi-final match saw Raffles Institution (RI) beat Anglo-Chinese Junior College to claim their place in the National A Division Rugby final.
Nothing could dampen the mood of the B Division rugby boys competing in the first National School Games final after the Covid-19 pandemic enforced a suspension in the last two years. Not even multiple match postponements, playing their semi-final matches only the day before and a pitch decimated by torrential rain. In the end, ACS (Independent) beat ACS (Barker Road) 19-0 on aggregate.
Anglo-Chinese School (Barker Road) held off the challenge of St Andrew's Secondary School to reach its first Cup final in the National School B Division Rugby Championship since 2013. The Barker boys edged Saints 7-5 and 17-14 in the pair of back-to-back 7-a-side matches, involving different groups of players from each school. This is a change from the usual 15-a-side format in the first National School Games rugby competition after a two-year hiatus, due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation. ACS (Barker Road) will play brother school, ACS (Independent) in the final scheduled for April 21.
Anglo-Chinese (Independent) held on to beat St Andrew's Secondary School 19-7 for its fourth-straight National Schools Rugby Championships C Division title. ACS(I) had two boys sent off in the second half for dangerous play, but captain Tycen Yeoh's steady kicking helped his team ensure there was no repeat of the only loss they suffered against the same opponents in the preliminary round robin phase.
Tries from flyhalf Matthew Lim and hooker Tim Nijhof helped Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) claim its sixth-straight National Schools A Division Rugby Championship title with a 14-8 win over Raffles Institution.