Rugby School Champions

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I received a copy of past champions from an ACS old boy to complement the copy I got from a Saint old boy. These two sets of documents corroborate each other except for one year. I will favour the ACS old boy for the moment on the basis that he was actually there in 1977 and can vouch that ACS won the C Division and not RI. I’ve also got some updates from an old boy of Dunearn Secondary Technical School (renamed Greenridge Secondary) who has clarified some information.

As for the issue of Grand Slams, I had previously posted the info I got without doing the maths. Now that I have two sets of documents, I can now present my own findings. For the purposes of this website, I will consider a Grand Slam as winning the A, B and C Division championship titles all in the same year.

Why? Because the three titles have the longest track record. The three titles have been fought over since 1975, a period of 32 years. So based on that, the number of Grand Slams won by the Big Three rugby schools is as follows (in alphabetical order):

ACS — 7 Grand Slams (’97, ’99, ’01, ’02, ’03, ’08, ’11)

Raffles Institution — 5 Grand Slams (’75, ’82, ’83, ’84, ’91)

St Andrew’s — 3 Grand Slams (’74, ’79, ’87)

Number of titles won by each school, by Division (in alphabetical order):

ACS – 12 As; 13 Bs; 20 Cs. Total: 45 titles

RI – 23 As; 6 Bs; 11 Cs. Total: 40 titles

St Andrew’s – 10 As; 24 Bs; 14 Cs. Total: 48 titles

2015

A – Anglo-Chinese School (Independent)
B – Anglo-Chinese School (Independent)
C – St Andrew’s Secondary
U-13 – Anglo-Chinese School (Junior)
U-11 – Anglo-Chinese School (Junior)

2014

A — Anglo-Chinese School (Independent)
B — St Andrew’s Secondary
C — Anglo-Chinese School (Independent)
U-13 — Anglo-Chinese School (Primary)
U-11 — West View Primary

2013

A – St Andrew’s Junior College
B – Anglo-Chinese School (Independent)
C – St Andrew’s Secondary
U-13 – Anglo-Chinese School (Junior)
U-11 – St Andrew’s Junior

2012

A — Anglo-Chinese School (Independent)
B — St Andrew’s Secondary
C — Anglo-Chinese School (Independent)
U-13 — St Andrew’s Junior
U-11 — St Andrew’s Junior

2011

A — Anglo-Chinese School (Independent)
B — Anglo-Chinese School (Independent)
C — Anglo-Chinese School (Independent)
U-13 — St Andrew’s Junior
U-11 — St Andrew’s Junior

2010

POL-ITE — Republic Polytechnic
A — Raffles Institution
B — Anglo-Chinese School (Independent)
C — Raffles Institution
U-13 — Anglo-Chinese School (Primary)
U-11 — Chongzheng Primary School

2009

POL-ITE — Temasek Polytechnic
A — Raffles Institution
B — St Andrew’s Secondary
C — Anglo-Chinese School (Independent)
U-13 — St Andrew’s Junior
U-11 — Anglo-Chinese School (Primary)

2008

POL-ITE — Temasek Polytechnic (08/09)
A — Anglo-Chinese School (Independent)
B — Anglo-Chinese School (Independent)
C — Anglo-Chinese School (Independent)
U-13 — St Andrew’s Junior School
U-11 — St Andrew’s Junior School

2007

POL-ITE — Singapore Polytechnic (07/08)
A — Raffles Junior College
B — Anglo-Chinese School (Independent)
C — Anglo-Chinese School (Independent)
U-13 — St Andrew’s Junior School
U-11 — St Andrew’s Junior School

2006

POL-ITE — Temasek Polytechnic (06/07)
A — St Andrew’s Junior College
B — St Andrew’s Secondary
C — Anglo-Chinese School (Independent)
U-13 — St Andrew’s Junior
U-11 — St Andrew’s Junior

2005

POL-ITE — Temasek Polytechnic (05/06)
A — Anglo-Chinese Junior College
B — St Andrew’s Secondary
C — Anglo-Chinese School (Independent)
U-13 — Pei Tong Primary
U-11 — St Andrew’s Junior

2004

A – Raffles Junior College
B — St Andrew’s Secondary
C — Anglo-Chinese School (Independent)
U-13 — St Andrew’s Junior

2003

A — Anglo-Chinese Junior College
B — Anglo-Chinese School (Independent)
C — Anglo-Chinese School (Independent)
U-13 — St Andrew’s Junior

2002

A — Anglo-Chinese Junior College
B — Anglo-Chinese School (Independent)
C — Anglo-Chinese School (Independent)
U-13 — Yong An Primary

2001

A — Anglo-Chinese Junior College
B — Anglo-Chinese School (Independent)
C — Anglo-Chinese School (Independent)
U-13 — St Andrew’s Junior School

2000

A — Raffles Junior College
B — Anglo-Chinese School (Independent)
C — Anglo-Chinese School (Independent)
U-13 — St Andrew’s Junior School

1999

A — Anglo-Chinese Junior College
B — Anglo-Chinese School (Independent)
C — Anglo-Chinese School (Independent)
U-13 — St Andrew’s Junior School

1998

A — Raffles Junior College
B — Anglo-Chinese School (Independent)
C — Anglo-Chinese School (Independent)
U-13 — St Andrew’s Junior School

1997

A — Anglo-Chinese Junior College
B — Anglo-Chinese School (Independent)
C — Anglo-Chinese School (Independent)
U-13 — St Andrew’s Junior School

1996

A — Raffles Junior College
B — Greenridge Secondary
C — Raffles Institution
U-13 — Anglo-Chinese School
U-12 — Anglo-Chinese School

1995

A — Raffles Junior College
B — Greenridge Secondary
C — Anglo-Chinese School (Independent)

1994

A — Raffles Junior College
B — Greenridge Secondary
C — Raffles Institution

1993

A — Raffles Junior College
B — St Andrew’s Secondary
C — Anglo-Chinese Secondary

1992

A — Raffles Junior College
B — Greenridge Secondary (formerly Dunearn Secondary Technical)
C — Raffles Institution

1991

A — Raffles Junior College
B — Raffles Institution
C — Raffles Institution

1990

A — Raffles Junior College
B — St Andrew’s Secondary
C — St Andrew’s Secondary

1989

A — St Andrew’s Junior College
B — St Andrew’s Secondary
C — Raffles Institution

1988

A — Raffles Junior College
B — St Andrew’s Secondary
C — Raffles Institution

1987

A — St Andrew’s Junior College
B — St Andrew’s Secondary
C — St Andrew’s Secondary

1986

A — Raffles Junior College
B — St Andrew’s Secondary
C — St Andrew’s Secondary

1985

A — Raffles Junior College
B — Dunearn Secondary Technical
C — Raffles Institution and Anglo-Chinese Secondary

1984

A — Raffles Junior College
B — Raffles Institution
C — Raffles Institution

1983

A — Raffles Junior College
B — Raffles Institution
C — Raffles Institution

1982

A — Raffles Junior College
B — Raffles Institution
C — Raffles Institution

1981

A — St Andrew’s Junior College
B — Raffles Institution
C — St Andrew’s Secondary

1980

A — Anglo-Chinese Junior College
B — St Andrew’s Secondary
C — St Andrew’s Secondary

1979

A — St Andrew’s Junior College
B — St Andrew’s Secondary
C — St Andrew’s Secondary

1978

A — Raffles Institution
B — St Andrew’s Secondary
C — St Andrew’s Secondary

1977

A — Raffles
B — St Andrew’s Secondary
C — Anglo-Chinese Secondary

1976

A — Raffles
B — St Andrew’s Secondary
C — St Andrew’s Secondary

1975

A — St Andrew’s and Raffles
B — Raffles Institution
C — Raffles Institution

1974

A — St Andrew’s Secondary
B — St Andrew’s Secondary
C – St Andrew’s Secondary

1973
(ref: NLB)
A — St Andrew’s Secondary
B — St Andrew’s Secondary
C — Australian-New Zealand High School

1972
(ref: NLB)

A — St Andrew’s Secondary
B — St Joseph’s Institution
C — St Andrew’s Secondary

1971
(ref: NLB)

A — Raffles Institution
B — St Andrew’s Secondary
C — St Andrew’s Secondary

1970
(ref 1: NLB; ref 2: NLB; ref 3: NLB)

N.B. According to a reader, “A Division” was at that time also known as “Post-Secondary Division”; “B Division” as “Secondary Division” or “Senior Division”; “C Division” was variously known as “Junior Division” or “Lower-Secondary Division”.

A – Raffles Institution
B – St Andrew’s Secondary
C – St Andrew’s Secondary

1969

A – unknown
B – St Andrew’s Secondary
C – unknown

1967

B – St Andrew’s Secondary

1966

B – St Andrew’s School

Discussion13 Comments

  1. Hi Les,

    Following is the record of Saints Titles:

    A-Division (records from 1970): 10 in total
    1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1979, 1981, 1987, 1989, 2006, 2013

    B-Division (records from 1967 onwards – missing 1968): 24 in total (not 21)
    1966, 1967, 1969, 1970, 1971, 1973, 1974, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1993, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2012, 2014

    C-Division (records from 1970): 14 in total (not 12, should be 13, and with our latest win – 14)
    1970, 1971, 1972, 1974, 1976, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1981, 1986, 1987, 1990, 2013, 2015

    Thank you.

  2. Hi Les,

    Noticed a couple of errors and thought you might like to know…

    1) 1981 B Div was won by Raffles Institution (not Dunearn Tech)
    2) 1978 A Div was won by Raffles Institution ( not RJC, started only in 1982)

    Thanks & regards
    N. Mahendran

    • Les Tan

      Hi Mahendran.

      Thanks for pointing out the mistakes. Will update the page.

      Were you in the RI team that won those two titles? :)

      Regards

      Les

  3. Hi, latest discovery, Saints are 1967 B Div Champs as well, so now we have records from 1966 onwards for B-Div with 1968 missing.

  4. Why is it that both Raffles and St Andrews are credited with winning 1974 grand slams right at the top of this page. Raffles won the slam in ’75?

    • Les Tan

      Hi Kah Whye.

      Thanks for spotting that typo and taking the time to point out the mistake in our records.

      Raffles won the slam in ’75. I’ve amended the text to reflect that.

      St. Andrew’s won the Grand Slam in ’74.

      Regards

      Les Tan
      Editor

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  7. The actual 1981 ‘B’ division champions were RI having defeated ACS 8-0 at the Padang. For some reason best known to themselves, the SSSC created 4 divisions that year, A – D making ‘B’ division an under-18 tournament and ‘C’ division under-16, etc. So what should have been the regular ‘B’ division was now now ‘C’ division and that is where the traditional rugby playing schools competed along with the majority of other schools.

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