On Saturday we hosted the inaugural U14 and U12 Straits Rugby Sevens Tournament. The event saw 22 teams from Johor and Kuala Lumpur come together across two age groups. The standard of rugby on the day was exceptional and the eventual winners in both categories combined technical excellence with amazing athleticism. The U14 category was won by the English College, JB, whilst the U12 category was won by SK Taman Rinting. The Marlborough teams performed strongly and deserve credit for their competitive nature and sportsmanship throughout the tournament. The U14s came 8th in their competition, struggling to match the physicality and size of some of the opposing teams, whilst the U12s were unlucky to come only 5th . Both finalists came from Marlborough’s group and our performance against the eventual winners was, in terms of the points difference, the closest anyone came to defeating them.
It was an outstanding tournament, played with great camaraderie and enthusiasm and all involved with the organisation, Mr Riley, in particular, should be delighted with the day. We look forward to welcoming back many of the teams that played during the course of the regular season.