The KLASS U19 Boy’s Rugby Team recently competed in the SEASAC Rugby competition hosted by The Canadian International School in Hong Kong.
In our opening two group matches we faced the two eventual finalists: Tanglin Trust School and UWC Dover. Unfortunately the narrow loss to Dover meant we qualified for the second tier plate competition. However, despite being drawn in a very difficult pool, we held our heads high and finished the first day with 2 wins and 2 losses, beating CNDIS (35-7) and Bangkok Patana School (19-14).
On the second day our final group game saw another triumph with an emphatic win over UWC East B (59-0). This was perfect preparation for our plate semi-final where we were drawn against local rivals Garden International School.
Another strong performance, beating GIS comfortably, meant we were due to meet Patana again in the plate final. Our team opened really strongly and went 22 points clear. Unfortunately BPS improved as the game went on and clinched the win despite an immense last ditch try saving tackle from Doug Lyle.
All in all it was a fantastically challenging week which tested our teamwork, leadership, initiative, and allowed us to play a sport that we love against strong opposition. It's with a heavy heart that as Year 13 students we leave the Alice Smith School, after 5 years of highs and lows playing as the KLASS Rugby Lions.
By Julian Holle and Aiman Lokman, Year 13
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