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Action from 64th SCC Rugby 7s

Rugby 7s at the Singapore Cricket Club (SCC), in its 64th year of play, a great sporting event in Singapore that has gained international recognition and following. Over 3 days of high octane, fast, furious, passionate and beautiful attacking rugby 7s action at the Padang, Singapore was treated to a great festival of rugby and sporting carnival.

Starting on a Friday, 4th November 2011, the pool action kick started till Saturday. It wasn’t just the big boys in action, the ladies teams were playing, along with the school boys, providing continuous sporting action on the grounds for the crowds to enjoy. Besides the sports, there’s the sideline carnival festivities of food and drinks.

Many teams from different parts of the world coming back to Singapore to play in the 64th SCC Rugby 7s, although one of the crowd favourites, the South Africa Vipers wasn’t able to join this year, some teams returned back to Singapore playing in the SCC Rugby 7s again, the Swedish Vikings with their awesome Viking Hats whenever they ran on to the pitch! The French connection consisting of French Development and NAPTHA Pyrenees7s, this was their maiden debut in the SCC 7s competition! These teams provided more flair and spectacle to the SCC 7s!

Shot over 2 days, Saturday and Sunday, great to watch and enjoy the rugby matches at the same time. Check out my sports photography of the 64th SCC Rugby 7s on my Flickr , SCC Rugby 7s 2011 – Day 2 and SCC Rugby 7s 2011 – Day 3. For more information into the history and heritage of the SCC Rugby 7s, do drop by their website and the information is available there!

 

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The Ablitt Cup Competition, fought between Daveta and Borneo Eagles, was a great game that lived up to the reputation of fast flowing attacking Rugby 7s, hard fought, passionate, fast paced, fierce and competitive. Daveta from Fiji came up tops and they are the 64th SCC Rugby 7s Ablitt Cup holders! Congratulations to them for a great fight, sporting spirit and passion! Let’s all look forward to the 65th year of SCC 7s in 2012 and will love to watch Daveta coming back to defend their crown!


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64th SCC Rugby 7s is here from 4 – 7 Nov 2011 !

Welcoming back a great and exciting sporting spectacular to Singapore’s sporting calendar, the 64th edition of the Singapore Cricket Club (SCC) Rugby 7s ! The SCC 7s will be starting today, Friday 4th November 2011 at the Padang, with many great rugby 7s teams from all over the world coming to Singapore for this exciting and wonderful competition !

I was invited to the SCC International Rugby 7s press conference on 2nd November at the Padang, an opportunity to meet Captains from defending champions HSBC Penguins, French National team, Fiji team Daveta, listening to their views of the upcoming SCC 7s and autographing a rugby union ball and a SCC 7s 2011 jumper too! Quality, talented and exciting rugby 7s teams would be in Singapore and they would be providing great sporting action to all here and around the world too! It’s a great line up with high octane action on the fields !

The draw has been made and here is the draw for the Pools

Source : Singapore Cricket Club International Rugby 7s 

The Pools competition schedule for the 64th SCC 7s can be found here in pdf format. For more information, here are the links

– Official Website : Singapore Cricket Club International Rugby 7s

– Facebook : The SCC 7s

 

This is an exciting weekend ahead for sports fans! Here’s some photos on Flickr that I captured during the 60th SCC Rugby 7s  at the Padang! For more exciting and adrenaline sporting rugby 7s action, head down to the SCC 7s at the Padang from 4 to 6 November 2011 !

1st Sports Photography Collection – 60th SCC Rugby 7s

Dear folks,

I have finally uploaded my 60th SCC Rugby 7s photos into my Flickr, in addition to the simple sports photojournalist reporting in my earlier posts.

60th SCC Rugby 7s (Day 1) Photoset on Flickr

Do drop by my previous postings to read up on my non-professional rugby 7s coverage reporting:

SCC Rugby 7s Action – Episode 2

60th SCC International Rugby 7s

p/s: FYI, I had submitted 1 of my photos for the ACTION category competition. I would update if there is any news.

60th SCC International Rugby 7s – 27th October 2007

I am suffering from Post Rugby World Cup 2007 after Springboks won but I was saved by the Rugby 7s competition organised by Singapore Cricket Club.

The Singapore Cricket Club International Rugby 7s competition had always been a world class Rugby 7s event and there were many great teams invited from many different countries coming down to Singapore for 2 days of great rugby action and festival.

I was there on the 27th October, Day 1 of the competition and had lots of fun taking high speed and crunching rugby sports action. It was another wonderful sporting event for me to hone my telephoto and sports photography action further. Since I was sitting behind the goal posts, my telephoto lense has its limitations. Nevertheless, I learned to appreciate my EF 70-200mm F4 L even better than before and I am looking foward to bring sports photography to newer heights.

Ladies and Gentlemen, presenting SCC 7s Rugby 2007 :

Oriental Rongatai vs Singa Lions

 


Ponsonby vs Mendee Minjals



Davetalevu vs Impala 

 



I was planning to go on the 28th October for Day 2 but I was too tired after finishing a hot 15km New Balance Real Run in the morning. I looked foward to more sports action photography whenever the opportunities arises. Disappointed not to catch further adrenaline sporting action but I was very happy with my action photos from Day 1.

More photos of the various competing teams would be uploaded shortly. Do stay tune !

p/s: I would send in selected photos for the SCC 7s photography competition for the Action category. It would be updated and uploaded at a later point in time.