31 Oct '11, 9am
Home » Rugby 7s: local schools grab 7 of 12 semi-final spots across 3 age-group...: By Adrian Tan/Red Sports Pad...
On a side note, it was unfortunate for the participating schools that the tournament is scheduled in October. For the local schools, the tournament comes right after the end-of-year examinations for most of the players. Schools like ACS (Independent) usually impose a 6-week suspension of training to ensure that the players spend enough time hitting their books and getting the required grades. This usually means a drop in fitness levels, which becomes more pronounced in the 7s game, which sees more running and defending by fewer people over the same full-sized pitch.