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Decisive early tries by Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) helped the boys from Dover Road secure a 24-5 victory in the C Division final over perennial rivals St. Andrew’s Secondary School. With the win, ACS(I) complete the grand slam for 2022, having won both the A and B Division titles earlier in the year. Independent also extend their winning streak at the C Division to 5 consecutive championships since 2016.
A free-flowing, back-and-forth affair between St. Andrew's Secondary and Raffles Institution in the C Division rugby semi-finals saw the Saints run away with the game after half-time to win 36-12.
Greenridge Secondary School (GSS) emerged the B Division Rugby Bowl Champions after beating Evergreen Secondary School (EVG) with an aggregate score of 29-20 in the final, while Junyuan Secondary School (JYSS) finished in third place against Bukit Batok Secondary School (BBSS), winning by 41-0. In the Cup category, St. Andrew’s Secondary School (SASS) finished second runners-up, after dispatching Raffles Institution (RI) 55-22 in the Cup 3rd/4th placing match.
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.
Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) clawed back an eight-point deficit with just over 10 minutes left on the clock as they edged defending champions St Andrew's Secondary School 15-13 with a try in the last play of this year's National Schools B Division Rugby Championships final.
St. Andrews Secondary School (SAS) ground out a 1-0 victory over Sengkang Secondary School (SKS) to top their second-round group stage.