CCA Previews ’19: Rugby

By Rugby

Many people would say that ruggers are known for causing trouble, looking disproportionately big from spending a bit too much time in the gym, sleeping in lectures, making a bit too much noise in the canteen and wearing shorts to school while wearing a knee/ankle guard. And they’re not wrong.

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We train 3 times a week on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 4.30pm to 7pm at Turf City. There are 2 main events in a year for a raffles rugger. The first is the Kiwi Cup, the annual game between Raffles and Saint Andrews where you can play your heart out while all your friends watching wonder what’s going on and cheer whenever other people cheer. This year’s Kiwi Cup will be played at home. The second is the National School Games where you can not only play for the school colours and the crest on your chest, but for your fellow brothers on the field as well.

Our recent achievements include clinching 1st runners up for the National School Games, and not having to share the field with the softballers and cricketers.

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Rugby isn’t just a CCA, we’re a family. The spirit of the CCA revolves around dedication and hard work.

Although the learning curve for rugby is steep, anyone and everyone is welcome to join the CCA, as long as you’re dedicated and coachable.

But at the end of the day, no matter how much banter and fun we have or how tough training is, Rugby is a sport that changes you. It builds character and resilience, as well as fosters a spirit of family and bonding. It is indeed a hooligan’s game played by gentlemen.

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