Raffles Institution

Touch Rugby

  • taken by Liu Xinyu for Deck the Walls 2018, a project by the Raffles Photographic Society (Year 5-6)

    Touch Rugby?

    I wonder, what could that be?

    Is it the sport with the funny-looking ball?

    Oh no, do I have to be built like a wall?

    Yes! You got to fight and possibly break some bones,

    I’m just kidding! Don’t put down your phone.

    ‘Then what is it, just running after a ball?’

    Don’t worry, I’m here to give you an idea, after all

    Defenders have to make a touch,

    With just enough force but not too much.

    No tackling or shoving,

    That’s just bullying.

    Then you have to move 5 metres back,

    Not just one, but together, as a whole pack.

    Attackers have 6 touches to score,

    After that, the ball is yours no more!

    With your stamina, speed and agility,

    Together with planned strategies,

    When you make that final dive,

    You will never feel more alive!

    Teamwork comes into play,

    And everyone contributes in their own way.

    Communication is also key,

    To help provide clarity.

    Together with all our different personalities,

    This team will become a family.

    So what are you waiting for?

    Come join us for an experience like never before!

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    Achievements and Highlights

    Year 6

    National Junior College Touch Rugby Championships: 5th Place


    Year 5

    Pan Pacific All Schools Touch Championship (PPAS)

    Teachers in charge

    Ms Lee Mei Yin

    Mdm Jeanne Lim