Straits Rugby 10s Tournament 2018

On Saturday 20th January, MCM was delighted to host the 4th Annual Straits Rugby 10s Tournament.  This year over 700 players competed on ten pitches with over 100 rugby matches being played. Teams travelled down from KL and came across from Singapore to compete with MCM and other Johor based Rugby Clubs, accompanied by coaches, family and friends, who were able to enjoy the wonderful campus and catering facilities on offer.

The standard of rugby has improved every year at the College, and this year was no different. All the home teams finished in the top half of the Pools.  The U11s narrowly lost a few matches but showed excellent improvement from last year. The U12s played magnificent running rugby and were unlucky not to make the final.  Both the U13s and U14s had slower starts to the tournament, but really developed as the day went on, and were undefeated in their last few matches of the day.  Particular mention should go to the U10s who played outstanding rugby finishing 2nd overall, and the U16s who played very physical rugby and narrowly missed out on the top spot.

As always, the pitches held up very well, and are much admired by the travelling teams.  I would like to thank the MCM staff, the medics, pupil volunteers and the referees for helping to run such a smooth tournament. We look forward to more great rugby this year.

Alistair Halls
Head of Prep School Sport

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