For the first time in history a Marlborough College Malaysia U18 rugby team took to the field to take on Singapore’s best in the annual Saints Sevens tournament. The blend of local Singaporean schools and international schools makes this tournament not only special but also extremely challenging. On day one Marlborough College started strongly beating CJC 52-0 with a brace of tries from prolific try scorer Alec Hewison, who finished the tournament with 7 in total. This was backed up with another great performance against a strong St Andrew’s side, who were unlucky not to gain a Cup Final place. Despite the efforts and endeavour in this game MCM lost narrowly. The final match of day one was against the eventual cup winners who played a majestic brand of sevens that some of the great Fijian teams would have been proud of. MCM played exquisitely at times in this game but could not convert their possession into points and again missed out narrowly.
Day two started with a must win game against the Raffles Institute and MCM rose to the occasion scoring some glorious tries and defending like mad men. With confidence high the team followed up their first performance of the day with a comprehensive win over Anglo-Chinese Junior College, scoring arguably the try of the tournament. This win gave Marlborough a place in the Plate Final against St Andrew’s Junior College. The game was close throughout but MCM made a few too many errors to ensure the win and came out second place in what was a nail biting final.
Tim Wu Murphy was named the Most Valuable Player of the tournament, which is a real honour. With over 150 boys competing in the U18 age category Tim shone out as the best player over the course of the two days.
Mr J Riley
Teacher of PE and Games