In the first A Division Rugby Championship final to be played at the National Stadium, Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) were eyeing their fourth title on the trot, while Raffles Institution (RI) were seeking their first title in seven years. ACS(I) eventually ran away with victory, with two first-half tries by Isaac Tan (#3) and Benjamin Lim (#16).
Two late tries helped Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) overcome a gallant Raffles Institution 25-12 to emerge as National B Division Rugby champions for a third straight year.
Despite the one-sided victory, ACS(I) coach Adrian Chong wants to see more from his boys ahead of the final.
The win gives RI their first final appearance since 2012 when they lost 7-15 to the Saints. The result also meant St Andrew’s will miss out on the final for the first time since 2013.
The win allowed ACS(I) to complete a grand slam of A, B, and C Division titles for the first time since 2011, and their eighth since 1997.
Saints were undefeated in their four games, starting the day with a 17-12 win over Anglo-Chinese School (Independent).
Four teams took part in the U-18 category – SP, TP, Raffles Institution (RI), and Catholic Junior College (CJC).
Powerhouses ACS(I) displayed their superiority as RI, playing their first final since 2013, stood no chance.