SCC Rugby 7s News

  • 2019 SCC 7S DATES CONFIRMED8 February 2019, 6:32 am
    The 72nd Singapore Cricket Club International Rugby 7s will be held on the weekend of 9 - 10 November 2019, which will once again include the SCC Rugby Academy Tournament, the SCC Schools and Colleges 7s, the SCC Corporate Touch Tournament and the SCC 7s.Stay tuned for further updates!
  • DAVETA RECLAIMS ABLITT CUP WITH A SPIRITED SHOWING FROM CASUARINA COUG4 November 2018, 4:00 pm
    4 Nov, Singapore – The Singapore Cricket Club International Rugby 7s (SCC 7s) ended on a high note this Sunday (4 Nov) as Daveta from Fiji reclaimed the Ablitt Cup in the rain against a Casuarina Cougars side that were in their first final since 1984.The Cougars had played most of the tournament with only 8 players in their squad but had upset the likes of Hong Kong Dragons and Ponsonby from New Zealand in their run to the finals of the Ablitt Cup.Daveta on the other hand, had a seemingly easy group round on day 1 of the tournament, and had cruised to what seemed like an easy start with a quarter final against the hosts Singapore Cricket Club. It ended up being a game for the day, with the local club holding the Fijians for most of the first half. It was however a game of inches, and it was the Fijians that came out 12 – 5 over a club side that boasted several Singapore national team players. It was an afternoon that was perfect for rugby 7s, with overcast clouds cooling the some 3,500 assembled who turned up at the majestic Padang for some great rugby. It was the Schools and Colleges finals up first, with Anglo Chinese School (Independent) coming out 33 – 5 winners over United World College (Dover Campus) to win the Len Foster Trophy for the Under 14 category. The French School Lycée Français de Singapour played some champagne rugby to come up similar 33- 5 winners over the Tanglin Trust School to win the John Clark Shield for the Under 16 age group. In the Under 18 age group, Tanglin Trust School came up winners 15- 7 over United World College (Dover Campus) to win the Sithawalla Cup.After the Schools and Colleges finals, the crowd was warmed up to the Bowl final, where Kurumi from Japan won the Bowl against the SCC Barbarians. In the Plate final, the Asian Games gold medalists Hong Kong Dragons were up against the side from Perth, Cottesloe, who came up winners over Hong Kong Dragons. The Shield final was a great one where another Japanese club, Tamariva were spirited but lost to long-time visitors Palmyra from Australia. So it came to the Ablitt Cup final with a heavy downpour not stopping any proceedings. The Casuarina Cougars game up strongly to hold Daveta in the first minutes of the game, but it was the Fijians who drew first blood. A couple of quick tries to end the half seemed to signal the end for the boys from Darwin but they came back strong to score a couple, closing the gap to a try, losing 17-24.In the end, it was a great way to end a great tournament, with Daveta’s Mesake Varo being named Player of the Final, and Daveta’s Leveni Tani winning the Ashforth Trophy for Player of the Tournament.
  • ASIA’S OLDEST RUGBY SEVENS TOURNAMENT SEES THE RETURN OF OLD FRIENDS A2 November 2018, 5:46 am
    1 Nov, Singapore – Asia’s longest running international club rugby sevens tournament - the Singapore Cricket Club International Rugby Sevens (SCC7s) returns for the 71st edition and promises an up close spectator experience of an exciting tournament befitting of its billing as “the friendly sevens”. The tournament will see 12 top teams from around the world competing for the prestigious Ablitt Cup, including six-time champion Daveta from Fiji and three-time champion Ponsonby from New Zealand. Recent Asian Games Gold Medalists Hong Kong will be attending as the Hong Kong Dragons along with first time visitors Stanislas Sevens from France.  “The challenge is always to deliver something befitting of a 71-year-old tournament and we hope that the tournament will do that this year for everyone, from us volunteers to the fans to the players,” said Sam Sharpe, Co-Chair of the Organizing Committee on the sides of this afternoon’s kick-off press conference. The SCC Sevens is affectionally dubbed as the ‘Friendly Sevens’ and over the decades, legends like the late Jonah Lomu, New Zealand Rugby World Cup Sevens winning captain Eric Rush, All Blacks’ Hall of Famer Tana Umaga and South Africa’s former World Player of the Year Cecil Afrika graced the Padang on their ascendency to rugby stardom. Fijian powerhouse Daveta, formerly known as Davetalevu, will again start as pre-tournament favourites having won the first Ablitt Cup in 1994, 1995, 2002, 2005, 2011 and 2012 with their flair and “mystical’ style of Fijian rugby. Daveta are keen to capture the cup once again after an exciting 24 -21 final loss to the French Development side in 2017. Expect a talent-laden side full of smiles ahead of the tournament. Ponsonby Rugby Football Club from New Zealand is arguably one of the most successful clubs from the land of the long white club, with the most number of All Blacks produced from the Auckland Club. The “Ponies” make a welcome return to the tournament after a long absence and will be coached by former All Black Kevin Senio who played both 15s and 7s for New Zealand. The side will be loaded with up and coming talent from Auckland, who just won New Zealand’s domestic provincial tournament.  A crowd winner during this year’s SCC Sevens will be the famed Guinness Bar in the public gallery. While the adults enjoy pints of Guinness fresh from the tap with world-class rugby action, children will have a rumbling good time at The Fry Group Kids Zone complete with inflatables, play areas with chaperones and fun activities such as clay modelling and face painting, and enjoy free popcorn and candy floss. The more active ones can also attend free rugby-specific kids clinic conducted by UFIT Singapore. Now in its 71st year, the SCC Sevens is the third oldest sevens tournament in the world and it has certainly established itself as an iconic elite tournament with its signature location and vibrant party atmosphere. The 2018 SCC Sevens takes place from Friday 2 November to Sunday 4 November, at a purpose-built spectator-friendly festival arena at the Padang, capable of holding over 5,000 fans. The Schools & Colleges and Corporate Touch pool matches commence on Friday, while the Main Tournament for the Ablitt Cup kicks off on Saturday. The finals of the Len Foster Trophy (Schools Under 14), John Clark Shield (Schools Under 16), Sithawalla Cup (Schools & Colleges Under 19) and the final rounds of the Ablitt Cup will on Sunday.
  • 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. 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 -  AustraliaCasuarina Cougars Rugby ClubCottesloe Rugby Union Football ClubEast Arnhem Rugby UnionPalmyra Rugby Union ClubFranceStanislas SevensFijiDaveta Rugby Hong KongHong Kong DragonsJapanKurumi Rugby Football ClubTamariva Rugby Football ClubNew ZealandPonsonby Rugby Football ClubSingaporeSingapore Cricket ClubSCC BarbariansEarly bird specials are now available at  -http://bit.ly/SCC7s2018
  • 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!