MCM places the same emphasis on rugby as their british counterparts Marlborough UK. Rugby is arguably the greatest sport for developing core values such as, sportsmanship, courage, respect and discipline. Here at the College we are fortunate to host two of the largest rugby tournaments in Southeast Asia. Our Straits Sevens and Tens, which welcome over forty teams each year respectively and always create a true spectacle for school boy rugby.
Alongside our host tournaments we will also travel both in Malaysia and internationally to some incredible tournaments that include the SCC international 7s at the Padang; Dragons 7s; UWC Dover 7s; ISKL 10s; Fobisia tournaments and multiple triangular fixtures in both Singapore and Kuala Lumpur. Outside of tournament rugby we also enter a local JSAC league which provides opportunities for all of our aspiring pupils who may not be quite ready for international tournament rugby.
Outside of school we also work closely with club rugby teams in both Singapore and Malaysia. We also provide transport for our boarders, so they can access extra training and 15 a-side fixtures at our local club.
For aspiring pupils, we now have an official pathway for gifted individuals to train and compete for both Johor state and nationally, when selected. We also recently hosted the Sukma U20 national state competition, which reflected the standard of rugby available to our pupils.
Our College pitches provide the finest schoolboy rugby venue in the country. Our unrivalled playing surface is cut into a natural bank where spectators can gather to give a splendid sense of occasion on match days. There are a further four pitches stretching across the bottom fields.
Rugby players benefit from state or the art Hamersley Gym (please see Athletic Development for more details), video analysis methods and the coaching expertise from a former premiership player and RFU academy trained coaches.
Rugby is played through Season 2, and culminates in a House rugby event which sees all College rugby players competing for the Season 2 House cup in February.
Pupils will have two Games sessions a week alongside after school team training and Friday activities training. If there are no tournament fixtures for a selected team they will have the opportunity to practice within the Saturday sports programme which is run every weekend during the chosen season.