SCC Rugby 7s News

  • Old Friend returns to the 71st Edition30 July 2018, 4:00 pm
    Former Champions of the Ablitt Cup, Ponsonby District Rugby Football Club will make a welcome return to the Padang after an absence of almost 5 years.The Auckland Club Champions are one of New Zealand's oldest clubs and boasts an illustrious history. The likes of the Ioane bothers are just recent All Blacks to come from the storied club. Akira Ioane in fact played at the SCC7s when he was a mere 19 year old.Ponsonby's addition makes a strong field for the 71st edition, with almost a full complement of teams ready for the tournament which will be held from 2nd to 4th November.The current list is as follows - CASUARINA COUGARS (AUSTRALIA)COTTESLOE RUFC (AUSTRALIA)EAST ARNHEM RUGBY UNION (AUSTRALIA)PALMYRA RUC (AUSTRALIA)FRANCE DEVELOPMENT (FRANCE)STANISLAS SEVENS (FRANCE)HONG KONG DRAGONS (HONG KONG)KURUMI (JAPAN)TAMARIVA (JAPAN)PONSONBY RFC (NEW ZEALAND)NIGERIAN FALCONS (NIGERIA)PNG DEVELOPMENT (PAPUA NEW GUINEA)SINGAPORE CRICKET CLUB (SINGAPORE)THAI BARBARIANS (THAILAND)STARS RUGBY 7S (UNITED STATES OF AMERICA) Early bird specials are now available at  -
  • Defending Champions return for 201814 May 2018, 4:00 pm
    Defending Champions France Development have confirmed they will be participating in the 71st edition of the Singapore Cricket Club International Rugby 7s.   The following teams have confirmed their attendance, accepting the invitations for the tournament with more to follow in the coming weeks for sure.   1.           CASURINA COUGARS (AUSTRALIA) 2.           NT MOSQUITOES (AUSTRALIA) 3.           PALYMRYA RFC (AUSTRALIA) 4.           FRANCE DEVELOPMENT (FRANCE) 5.           HONG KONG DRAGONS (HONG KONG) 6.           SINGAPORE CRICKET CLUB (SINGAPORE) 7.           TAMARIVA (JAPAN) 8.           KURUMI (JAPAN) 9.           STARS RUGBY 7S (UNITED STATES OF AMERICA) 10.         PNG DEVELOPMENT (PAPUA NEW GUINEA)
  • SCC 7s 2018 Dates Confirmed!10 May 2018, 7:31 pm
    The Singapore Cricket Club International Rugby 7s has been confirmed for 2018, with 3rd to 4th November seeing top teams from around the world converge on the famous Padang.The Schools and Colleges Tournament is being planned for 2nd November with the highly successful corporate touch tournament and the SCC 7s Academy tournament will be held on 27-28 October.Stay tuned for more details!
  • France Development shock Daveta to win the Singapore Cricket Club 7s6 November 2017, 5:41 pm
    5 Nov, Singapore – The France Development Team playing in its first tournament together as a team, upset hot favorites and six-time champion Daveta from Fiji 24-21 to win the Ablitt Cup with a dramatic sudden-death penalty at the 70th Singapore Cricket Club International Rugby Sevens.The young French side comprising of players mostly below 23 years old were up against an experienced Daveta side and it was the Fijians who raced into an early 7-0 lead through a converted try from Daveta captain Sakiusa Gavidi. However, the France Development Team led by diminutive captain Thomas Hecquet stepped up their game and scored three converted tries in quick succession to end the first half with a well deserved 21-7 lead. The 20-year-old French captain ran the Daveta defense ragged and scored the first two tries for his side before teammate Gabin Viliere added a third just before the break.Roared on by the packed galleries, crowd favorite Daveta began to show their flair and power to narrow the score down to 14-21 through speedster Lemeki Tulele in the second half. The French side then lost their influential captain Hecquet to injury while Viliere was sent to the sin bin. Playing with one extra man advantage, Daveta managed to tie the scores at 21-21 seconds before the final whistle through Tulele.The Ablitt Cup final went into extra time and the French side soon earned a penalty outside the Daveta 22 just forty seconds in. Romaric Camou became an instant French hero when he calmly converted the winning ‘golden score’ penalty from 25 metres.“It was a tough final and we were the underdogs against a strong and experienced Daveta side,” said 20-year-old Hecquet. “We played very well in the first half to take the lead after an early mistake. In the second half, we had a player sent off and it allowed the Fijians to come back to tie the game. I know some spectators would have preferred that we scored a winning try instead of a winning penalty, but it's the final and we have worked hard to win this tournament. This is a big win for a very young team playing in its first tournament.Daveta, who was hunting for its seventh Ablitt Cup, had eased in the final after beating Tribe 7 14-12 in the semifinals and Japan’s Tamariva 54-0 in the quarterfinals. The France Development Team meanwhile cruised past Australian sides Casaurina Cougars 26-7 and Palmyra 33-5 en route to the final.“We are disappointed to lose by a sudden-death penalty kick, but credit to the France Development Team for their strong performance,” said captain Sakiusa Gavidi. “Daveta will definitely be back again next year. Personally, I wanted to complete a hat-trick of titles this year, having won here in 2011 and 2012, but it was not to be. We will come back stronger next year.”Before the dramatic Ablitt Cup final, East Arnhem beat Singapore Barbarians 26-24 to win the Bowl final after the Singapore side failed to convert a last-second try. Cottesloe claimed the Plate after beating host side Singapore Cricket Club 19-14 while Casaurina Cougars beat the Swedish Viking 21-19 to lift the Shield.Meantime, St. Andrews Secondary dominated the Schools Under 14 final to lift the Lens Foster trophy crushing their perennial rivals ACS Independent 36-5. Tanglin Trust School clinched a ‘double’ winning both the Under 16 (19-7) and Under 19 finals (22-21) over United World College.
  • TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE25 September 2017, 4:00 pm
    Tickets to this year's 70th edition of the SCC 7s are now on sale with exclusive early bird prices!
  • 70th SCC 7s - 3rd to 5th November17 September 2017, 10:52 pm
    The 70th (yes 70th!) Singapore Cricket Club International Rugby 7s is fast approaching and will be held from the 3rd to the 5th of November on the hallowed Padang. This year's tournament promises to be bigger and better with teams coming around the world to celebrate the iconic tournament's 70th birthday.This year will see the inclusion of a corporate touch rugby tournament, and of course the equally anticipated Schools and Colleges Tournament and Academy Tournament.Early Bird tickets will go on sale on 22nd September - keep a look out!
  • SCC 7S TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE27 September 2016, 4:00 pm
    Tickets to the 69th Singapore Cricket Club Rugby 7s are now on sale, and are now available HERE!Early bird tickets are going at $20 for a 3 day pass for the region's oldest tournament which will run from 4th Nov to 6th Nov and will include the famed Schools and Colleges Tournament and SCC Academy Finals. Students and NS Men can purchase a $10 ticket and Kids under 12 enter for Free.With Singapore's longest Guinness Bar, top teams such as England 7s, France, The Penguins and the Flying Fijians from Daveta, the action on and off the field promises to be a cracking experience!So come on and buy your tickets HERE!
  • Saints and Tanglin big winners at SCC7s Schools and Colleges 201516 November 2015, 5:55 pm
    NUS, Sunday, November 15, 2015 — St. Andrew’s Secondary defeated Raffles Institution 17-5 to win the under-14 Len Foster Cup at the Singapore Cricket Club Schools’ and Colleges Rugby 7s. The schools’ tournament was postponed due to the haze during the weekend of the international SCC 7s.The Saints were clearly the best team of the competition, as they also defeated defending champions Anglo Chinese School (Independent) 24-0 in the semis.“I told the boys before the finals that they have been playing with heart and they have been playing for each other, and that’s what makes the team different. You can be skillful, an expert at passing the ball, but the moment you don’t play together, it’s difficult to win. I’m proud of these boys because they showed they played with their heart and they played for each other,” said Sidney Kumar, teacher-in-charge of the team.“We gave it a hundred percent, and we knew we could win it. We had a rough start but slowly warmed up and got into the game,” said Umar Sha’ari, captain of the Under-14 Saints team.Tanglin Trust School clinched the under-16 John Clark title after successfully they defeated Lycee Francais Singapore 17-0.Tanglin Trust School also managed to dominate the under-18 Sitiwalla Cup championship after defeating Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) 22-14 in the final.“It’s been two days of exhilarating rugby played by our local schoolboys, and it’s heartening to see that everyone had a great time, showcasing a great deal of sportsmanship, spirit and talent, which are the core values upon which this SCC 7s Schools and Colleges tournament is built on,” said Jonathan Leow, Chairman of the SCC International Rugby 7s Organising Committee.
  • South African Sevens Academy top of the field to lift Ablitt Cup16 November 2015, 5:50 pm
    SINGAPORE, 1 November 2015 – AFTER three days of world-class rugby action at the 68thSociete Generale Singapore Cricket Club International Rugby Sevens (SCC 7s), hot favourites SA Sevens Academy from South Africa showed their pedigree as they defeated a valiant Penguins outfit in the Ablitt Cup final by a score of 36-5.The South Africans suffered a scare in the semi-finals, as their sluggish play allowed a resolute Tribe 7s team from Australia to push them to the brink of defeat, narrowly winning 12-7. There was to be no repeat of that slow start in the final, as they blitzed the Penguins, who had earlier upset reigning champions Borneo Eagles 21-10 in the semifinals, right from the kick off. The tournament’s top try scorer, Rosco Speckman was the star of the night as he scored two tries in the match to bring his total tally to 10 for the tournament. He also made some big defensive plays to snuff out any hope of a Penguins comeback. Also scoring tries for South Africa was captain Kyle Brown (1 try), Justin Geduld (2) and 2011 IRB World Sevens Player of the Year Cecil Afrika (1). Penguins captain Will Hafu scored the only try for his team.“It was a great tournament and credits to the organizing committee for such a great job. Wonderful pitch, wonderful Sevens and the crowd was awesome as it really raises the spirit of the Sevens. This tournament really adds value to our pre-season tournament which is pretty much over. We’ve been doing a lot of conditioning like running, a lot of time in the gym. The only thing we haven’t had is game time, that’s why tournaments like these are so valuable,” said a visibly tired but happy Brown, who will be back in town for next year’s World Rugby Sevens in Singapore.His counterpart Hafu was gracious in defeat, saying “The South Africans played their best in this tournament and they deserve to win”, he also had words of encouragement for the younger members of his team, adding "We’re proud of the way the boys played in this tournament and having managed to get to the finals, I think we did really well. At this tournament, the young guys got a taste of what it’s like to play against national and club teams, and that helps them a lot."Host team Societe Generale Singapore Cricket Club gave a good account of themselves. Earlier in the day, they knocked an in-form Singapore National Team out of the Plate competition a score of 19 – 0 in the quarter finals, and held off the challenge of the Iskandar Raiders from Johor in the semis, winning the match 17-10. However, they fell just short when they ran out of steam in the final, losing to Plate winners PNG InterOil Turagus from Papua New Guinea 26-5.“The event was a huge success and we wouldn’t have done it without the support of our title sponsor, Societe Generale. This year, we have a good mix of very tough national and development teams, such as the France Development Team, Penguins and England Academy from the United Kingdom, and the PNG InterOil Turagus from Papau New Guinea. We’re really happy for the South African Sevens Academy, who displayed commendable skills and team spirit throughout the tournament. The atmosphere was great and we can’t wait for the next edition already,” said Jonathan Leow, Chairman of the SCC International Rugby 7s Organising Committee.Pascal Lambert, Societe Generale Group Country Head for Singapore and Head of Corporate & Investment Banking, South-east Asia, said: “This year’s tournament has been a roaring success with the haze clearing just in time for the start of competition. As always, the quality of play was of the highest standard and we would like to congratulate the South African Sevens Academy for coming out on top after a gruelling three days.”In the earlier finals, Tamariya Rugby Football Club from Japan won the Jug competition as they defeated Australia’s East Arnhem Rugby in a tight match up with a score of 10 – 5. NS Silverbacks from Australia cruised to victory against NS Wanderers from Malaysia by a score of 46-0 to win the Bowl competition. France Development Team walked away with the Shield as they put one over their Channel rivals England Academy, finishing with a score of 19-10.
  • 69th Societe Generale Singapore Cricket Club International Rugby 7s16 November 2015, 4:00 pm
    The 69th Societe Generale Singapore Cricket Club International Rugby Sevens (SCC 7s) has been confirmed for the 4th to 6th November 2016. Stay tuned for ticketing details!
  • Societe Generale SCC International Rugby 7s 20152 November 2015, 8:50 pm
    Congratulations to SARU 7s from South Africa for winning the Ablitt Cup 2015.
  • Rugby: Big guns sign up for Societe Generale SCC International 7s28 October 2015, 4:00 pm
    But while 24 teams chase the Ablitt Cup, schools competition is axed due to the hazeSanjay NairBefore blossoming into one of world rugby's most feared wingers, Nehe Milner-Skudder was showcasing his penchant for powering past opponents on the Padang.Then a relative unknown, the New Zealand speedster led the Penguins to victory at the 2010 Singapore Cricket Club International Rugby Sevens (SCC 7s).The iconic tournament returns for its 68th edition from Friday to Sunday, with a record 24 teams from 11 countries looking to slug it out for the coveted Ablitt Cup.Unfortunately, the haze, which is continuing to blanket the island, has resulted in the schools section of the tournament being cancelled.Organisers also revealed that play would be halted at the Padang if the three-hour PSI exceeds 200.A decision will then be taken on whether to shorten the schedule or postpone the event.If the weather behaves, a crowd of 15,000 is expected across the three days for the Ablitt Cup action.Milner-Skudder, of course, will be busy with the All Blacks in the Rugby World Cup final against arch-rivals Australia on Saturday.But fans can expect to see other rising talents, with the likes of England, France and Australia sending their development squads.After a three-year absence, South Africa's national team are also back as they prepare for the 2015-16 Sevens World Series starting in December."The fact that such big teams are coming shows how seriously they take the tournament, and the quality of rugby that spectators can expect to see over three days," said SCC 7s organising committee chief Jonathan Leow, the first local to hold the post since Laurence Chan in 1997."There may be no prize money, but there's plenty of pride at stake thanks to the unique blend of elite clubs and top amateur sides."With the National Stadium hosting a leg of the Sevens World Series from April 16-17 next year, SCC 7s attendees can better acquaint themselves with the shorter and faster version of the game.Spectators can also enjoy a 7 per cent discount if they purchase tickets to the Singapore leg.Heading a team of 150 volunteers, Leow, 35, is aiming to dispel the notion that the SCC 7s caters only to raucous revellers.Singapore national players will be out and about to interact with the public.On Saturday, a giant screen will be set up for a live screening of the World Cup final between Australia and New Zealand.Leow has a simple message for the public: "You may not be a rugby fan today, but come experience the SCC 7s, and you will understand what makes our game so special."•Tickets available from Sistic
  • Borneo Eagles soar above the rest7 November 2014, 7:59 pm
    The Borneo Eagles won the Ablitt Cup at the Societe Generale Singapore Cricket Club rugby 7s on Sunday beating Tradition YCAC in a thrilling final.The Eagles raced to a 28-7 lead at half time looking like they were going to run away with it. But not wanting to finish what was a great weekend on a damp note, the Japanese side, packed with New Zealanders, came back to within one converted score before the Eagles put the game to bed winning 33-26.Of his team's victory, Eagles Captain Ed Cocker said "The boys put lots of heart into the matches. Coming into the tournament, all we wanted to do was get through the first two days. Now that we’ve won the cup, we’re definitely looking forward to coming back and playing to win this tournament again.”In the other levels, the Swedish Vikings clinched the plate after beating the NS Silverbacks 19-0. Tournament hosts, and crowd favourites the SCC ended up losing out in the Bowl final to the Casuarina Cougars 15-5 and local boys, the Singapore Barbarians, lost out to newcomers Grenoble University 21-5 in the Jug.
  • Kick-off at the Société Générale SCC International 7s31 October 2014, 4:00 pm
    The 67th Société Générale SCC International 7s is underway on the Padang and thankfully the weather has held off for most of the action so far allowing for free-flowing and entertaining 7s rugby.Impressing so far in the heart of the Singapore CBD are France Development, Daveta from Fiji and the Penguins from the UK, runners-up in last year's tournament to stand-out team the Asia Pacific Dragons.Local hopes lie in the Singapore Select who lost out narrowly on Friday evening in their opening game but managed to secure a draw in the last play on Saturday morning against East Arnhem. Also representing the city-state are a Singapore Barbarians side who have had a somewhat bumpier ride losing out in both of their opening pool games. And finally the home side, Société Générale SCC who were unfortunate to lose out in their opening pool game against Japanese side Tradition Yokohama. Their next game is 15:00 on Saturday so make sure you get down to the Padang to cheer on your teams! Tickets are still available on the gate and we're in for a great afternoon of rugby and fun in the sun.
  • Société Générale becomes title sponsor of the SCC 7s10 October 2014, 4:00 pm
    The Singapore Cricket Club are proud to announce that French mega-bank Société Générale will act as title sponsor for this season's edition of the SCC 7s, due to take place on the Padang in just under 3 week's time.Synonymous with rugby over the past few decades, Société Générale has helped to grow the game in France and globally. Société Générale has supported rugby sevens since 2001 and now that it has become an Olympic sport (starting in 2016) the Group will be able to raise awareness of the sport with new audiences.Chairman of the SCC 7s organising committee, Marc Lansonneur said "We are delighted to announce that Societe Generale will be the title sponsor of the 67th edition of the SCC 7s. They have been helping to grow the sport globally over the past three decades and we are thrilled that they will be playing a large part in our tournament. We look forward to putting on a good spectacle for all involved."Tickets are selling fast so don't forget to purchase yours from here ( before it's too late!
  • SCC 7s 2014 Ticketing Information8 September 2014, 4:00 pm
    Tickets for the 2014 SCC 7s are selling fast so get in quick through Ticketbooth ( so not to miss out!
  • 67th SCC International Rugby 7s 20147 September 2014, 4:00 pm
    THE Singapore Cricket Club International Rugby 7s (SCC 7s) celebrates its 67th edition this year, a testament to its longevity and global popularity, and promises to feature world-class teams along with quality new and professional club sides and deliver the same brand of top-notch rugby action that has become synonymous with the SCC International Rugby 7s over the years. Fans can look forward to the likes of former champions, the Penguins (2010) from the UK, Daveta (2011& 2012 winners) from Fiji, and Randwick (1993) from Australia as they look set to lock horns and battle for the coveted Ablitt Cup over three pulsating days of non-stop action. The Penguins featured prominently last year when they narrowly lost the final in sensational and heart-breaking fashion to The Dragons from Asia Pacific. This year will also see the maiden campaigns for new teams like Grenoble University Rugby from France and the People’s Liberation Army from China. They will be joined by Singapore’s representatives including Singapore Barbarians and the Singapore National Team.The action unfolds from 31st October to 2nd November 2014 at the historic Padang, and rugby enthusiasts can look forward to another weekend of non-stop adrenaline rush and plenty of fun and entertainment for families and friends. The Singapore Cricket Club (SCC) would like to take a moment to remember the contributions of SCC’s late president, Mr A. Michael Grice. Michael’s passion and unrelenting commitment to develop and propel the local rugby scene to greater heights will be greatly missed. His leadership and vision for the sport and the club as a whole will always be remembered, and will forever be an integral part of the SCC ethos."We are delighted to have reached a remarkable landmark in the history of the SCC 7s as we celebrate the 67th edition of this incredible tournament. What makes it so unique is that it provides a platform for semi-professionals and serious amateur players to test their skills against some of the top professional club players in the world, and play in front of thousands of fans and neutrals alike,” said Marc Lansonneur, Chairman of the SCC International Rugby7s Organising Committee. “It is with a heavy heart that I take this moment to mourn thepassing of the man who made this all possible. Mr A. Michael Grice, the late president of the SCC, who was an exceptional leader and pioneer who steered the SCC to prominence in the local rugby scene. He was a humble man and wonderful friend whose love for life and sportsknew no bounds, and whose sense of humour touched even the coldest of hearts. His tireless work and dedication to the club are legendary, and his legacy, incomparable. He will be sorely missed but the players are absolutely determined to put up their best performances in his memory and relive the amazing atmosphere that is the trademark of the event. We are pleased to have these great teams with us this year and fans can look forward to a weekend of great rugby action. We hope to see all of them bring their friends and families to join us that weekend.” Ticket sales will commence on Monday, 1st September 2014 with early bird specials, and are available on , all TicketBooth outlets and all NTUC club houses. Tickets are sold at the following prices below:Weekend Package (3 days) Family $170. Individual $70Saturday & Sunday Package (2 days only). Individual $65Friday “ Halloween Night Party at the SCC 7s” (1 day only). Individual $15Notes:1. Early bird discount of 20% lasts from 1 September 2014 to 16 September 20142. NTUC members to receive a 30% discount on early bird prices and 10% discount on regular pricesFor more information, please visit
  • Help us to reach 5000 Facebook likes!10 July 2014, 6:13 pm
    Following the announcement of the dates of the 67th annual SCC 7s last month, it is now time to start ramping up the interest and support for one of the world's oldest rugby 7s tournaments.We need your help to reach the 5,000 milestone on Facebook so please start sharing, commenting and liking the news shared on our page. Our Facebook page is the best place for your daily 7s fix, including news, videos and (most importantly!) information regarding early bird ticket prices!It's the 21st century folks, get on social media and help us break the 5k barrier!
  • 67th annual SCC 7s dates announced29 June 2014, 4:00 pm
    The 67th edition of the Singapore Cricket Club International Rugby 7s (The SCC 7s) will feature world-class teams from around the globe and will take place from 31st October - 2nd November at the Padang. Last year’s thrilling final saw newcomers the Asia Pacific Dragons, boasting a host of international 7s stars defeat a strong Penguins side, not short of internationals themselves, 43-5 to claim the Ablitt Cup. The SCC 7s’ returns in 2014 with new top-class professional club teams that promise to deliver the same brand of exciting 7s rugby that has established the SCC 7s as one of the premier international club tournaments in the world. "The SCC 7s is a special tournament, one where semi-professionals and serious amateur players get to test their ability against some of the top professional club players in the world,” said Marc Lansonneur, Chairman of the SCC 7s organising committee. “We are excited to welcome all these teams, old friends and new, to this great tournament."
  • Asia Pacific Dragons win Ablitt Cup3 November 2013, 4:00 pm
    The Asia Pacific Dragons won the Singapore Cricket Club 7s tournament on Sunday night, rounding off a memorable first visit to the Padang with a 43-5 victory over The Penguins."We didn't expect this, but we kept trying hard. We left our country, our families, also our loved ones because of this tournament. We were here with a purpose and we achieved our goal, we achieved our purpose," Dragons' star Mikaele Pesamino told Channel NewsAsia.Western Province triumphed in the Plate final with a 17-5 victory over Kenya's Impala, while NS Wanderers took the Bowl title by defeating East Arnhem in a narrow 15-14 win.All match results can be found by clicking here
  • 2013 Tournament Schedule information27 October 2013, 9:41 pm
    SCC 7s fans can follow all the results and fixtures for the 2013 tournament by clicking here.Running in parallel with the SCC 7s this year, is the SCC schools and colleges tournament. The first round of fixtures were completed on Saturday with the Cup Semi Finals set to take place from 9am on Saturday (2nd November) morning. Find out all the information on matches, results and fixtures by clicking here
  • Sparkling lineup set to dazzle Singapore16 September 2013, 4:00 pm
    THE Singapore Cricket Club International Rugby 7s (“SCC 7s”) returns in 2013 with a star-studded line-up of 20 world-class teams and some of rugby’s biggest names, once again living up to its reputation as one of the premier club tournaments on the international rugby calendar.    The 66th edition of the SCC 7s, which takes place from 1-3 November at the historic Padang, will feature teams from 11 countries, including Fiji’s Daveta, which has won the past two editions of the SCC 7s. The tournament will also showcase international superstars as it always has, with the likes of Jonah Lomu (New Zealand), Tana Umaga (New Zealand) and Cecil Afrika (South Africa) having previously graced the hallowed Padang turf.   2013 will be no different, with national development squads from France and Kenya joining first-time visitors, the famous Auckland Rugby Union, who have produced numerous All Blacks through the years. The Auckland squad were finalists in the inaugural World Club 7s, played just last month in England. The side will be led by Orene Ai’i, the former International Rugby Board (IRB) World Sevens Player of the Year with New Zealand, and could possibly include the newest signing for the Auckland Blues, Benji Marshall, who will cross over from being a star in Rugby League at the end of October. The prospect of both Ai’i and Marshall playing on the same pitch at the Padang is surely a mouth-watering one for rugby fans.   Recent New Zealand All Black Rene Ranger is also set to make an appearance with a determined Northland side, one of the top teams in New Zealand’s provincial competition. Ranger boasts an impressive resume, having represented New Zealand since 2010. In his second test match during the 2010 Tri-Nations, Ranger scored a try to help the All Blacks defeat South Africa 31-17 on home soil. The 26-year-old Ranger will attempt to reproduce those scoring feats for Northland, who will look to better their quarter-final performance last year.   “The SCC 7s is unique in that professional players from the top clubs in the world get to play on the same stage as semi-professionals and serious amateur players,” said Marc Lansonneur, Chairman of the SCC 7s organising committee. “We are excited to welcome all these teams, old friends and new ones, to this great tournament.”   Daveta, which draws its players largely from the Fijian national team, will attempt to complete a hat-trick of SCC 7s titles. Last year’s thrilling final saw Daveta win its second straight Ablitt Cup, the winner’s trophy that is named after Mr. Bernard Ablitt, President of the Singapore Cricket Club from 1938-1939.   Daveta is one of a select few clubs that have entertained local fans with beautiful attacking rugby for the past 20 years or more. Other long-time stalwarts include Australia’s Palmyra and Casuarina Cougars, who have not missed a trip to the SCC 7s in the past 30 years.   Singapore will be represented by the host The Singapore Cricket Club, which will feature national stars Mohammad Suhaimi bin Amran, Bryan Ng and Kevin Loo. The trio recently helped Singapore defeat Chinese Taipei in the Asian Tri Nations tournament in August in the Reds’ first test match on home soil since 2010. In June, they helped the Republic edge Causeway rivals Malaysia 20-17 to clinch the Division 2 championship in the HSBC Asian 5 Nations and earn promotion to the tournament’s prestigious Division 1 for 2014.   Hairul Naim, who has been a mainstay with both Singapore’s national 7s team and the SCC squad, is set to compete in his 12th successive edition of the SCC 7s.     “I’ve had the privilege of playing in a number of IRB Sevens tournaments, and the SCC 7s is still my favorite,” said the banking professional. “This is where the best of the best come together on my home pitch. I’m definitely excited!”   SCC 7s Team Line-up (subject to change) (in alphabetical order by country) 1. Casuarina Cougars      AUSTRALIA2. Cottesloe                  AUSTRALIA3. East Arnhem              AUSTRALIA4. NS. Silverbacks          AUSTRALIA5. Palmyra                    AUSTRALIA6. Randwick                   AUSTRALIA7. Sunnybank                 AUSTRALIA8. Penguins                    ENGLAND9. Daveta                      FIJI10. France Development   FRANCE11. French Pyrenees        FRANCE12. HK Barbarians           HONG KONG13. Kenya Impala           KENYA14. Borneo Eagles          MALAYSIA15. NA Wanderers         MALAYSIA16. Auckland                 NEW ZEALAND17. Northland                NEW ZEALAND18. SCC                       SINGAPORE19. Western Province     SOUTH AFRICA20. Gymkhana             SRI LANKA Tickets are now on sale at with early bird specials available until 14 October.
  • SCC 7s 2013 tickets go on sale14 August 2013, 4:00 pm

  • This Year's Tournament Dates : 1st - 3rd November 20132 April 2013, 4:00 pm
    The committee have released the dates for this year's 66th Singapore Cricket Club International Rugby Sevens Tournaments. Another 3 days event from Fridsay 1st - Sunday 3rd November 2013.We hope to see you all there...
  • Gollings to coach Sri Lanka rugby30 August 2012, 3:08 am
    Rugby Sevens' record points-scorer Ben Gollings has been signed up to coach Sri Lanka for the next two months as the south Asian country bids to reach next year's World Cup.The former England Sevens skipper, who amassed 2,652 points from 70 tournaments, is tasked with leading the Sri Lankans through four competitions, culminating in a world cup qualifier in Singapore where 16 teams will vie for three Asian positions at the 2013 showpiece in Moscow. "I'm here for two months; I'm here till the beginning of November, and this stage I will be handling 7's rugby. We've had discussions about other things but we have decided the two months are best for now," Gollings told Sri Lanka's Sevens rugby is receiving much more attention given that it will feature at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games and its Olympic inclusion is encouraging national sports bodies and federations to pump more investment into performance. First up for Gollings is this weekend's Borneo Sevens in Kota Kinabalu, followed by the Shanghai Sevens, the Mumbai Sevens and then the Singapore World Cup qualifier. "It's going to be interesting, I know little bits about the opposition but I don't know a lot but obviously, underdogs against the likes of Hong Kong and Japan," the 32-year-old said in Colombo. "We want to add extra to everything they (players) have already got, so it's not just improving one thing, but improving each player as a collective. Improving the players, improve the team and so far that's been happening. "I think the confidence levels are good, the boys are listening - which is good - and learning fast. In only three training sessions that we have had together there has been a vast amount of improvement. "I think there is a lot of potential; the boys have got some great skills, I think it's just a matter of trying to help them with those skills and understand what they are trying to do on the field and give them some form of a game plan and work a bit on their fitness. But it's going great so far." Posted by Reuters the 29/08/2012 at 13:57, updated the 29/08/2012 at 14:42
  • 2012 Tournament Dates set for 2nd-4th November23 February 2012, 5:42 pm
    The Singapore Cricket Club International Rugby Sevens Tournament is back this year and will be over the Friday to Sunday 2nd-4th November 2012.
  • SCC 7s rugby is back27 September 2011, 4:00 pm
    TODAY online : 28 September 2011SINGAPORE - A host of top sides will feature in this year's Singapore Cricket Club (SCC) Rugby 7s tournament from Nov 4-6 at a 7,000-seater purpose built arena at the Padang.Headlining the 24 teams are the French national 7s side, Fiji's Davatalevu, Australia's Randwick, New Zealand's Ponsonby and defending Ablitt Cup champions HSBC Penguins.Hosts Singapore will be represented by a team from SCC and the national side.Also being staged are the SCC 7s women's competition, the finals of the national schools' and colleges' championships, including the Len Foster Cup (under-14s), John Clark trophy (under-16s) and the Sithawalla Cup (under-18s).Fans can also expect a wide array of live music, a children's playground, merchandise stalls and F&B outlets.Tickets to the tournament, partly held under floodlights, are on sale at and all SISTIC outlets at S$50 (three days for adult) and S$25 (three days for under-18s and senior citizens).Visit for more details.
  • Quality line up of rugby teams for SCC 7s tournament27 September 2011, 4:00 pm
    The Straits Times Online 28 September 2011The French national 7s side will be among quality clubs that will compete in this year's SCC Rugby 7s tournament in November.The French side will face some stiff competition, however, particularly from the HBSC Penguins, the defending Ablitt Cup Champions and one of the strongest invitational sides currently playing on the international sevens scene. Fiji's Davatalevu club side will also be back and will be determined to get their hands on the silverware after finishing runners-up two years running in 2008 and 2009.Randwick is one of seven Australian teams featuring in the 2011 tournament, which will run from Nov 4-6 and which will be played at a purpose built festival arena at the Padang, capable of holding over 7,000 fans.The prestigious Sydney club has produced close to 100 Wallabies since its formation in 1882, including 2011 Rugby World Cup representatives Rocky Elsom, Kurtley Beale and Drew Mitchell.