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Rugby’s Finest: Old Dogs vs. Young Pups

A much-anticipated event in the local rugby calendar, it is the tournament of the Young Pups versus the Old Dogs.

by / Published: 20 Oct 2012

Rugby’s Finest: Old Dogs vs. Young Pups

The challenge has been accepted, the players are ready, the fans are waiting and the heat is on! This Saturday, 20 October 2012 marks an epic chapter in the history of international pro rugby in Malaysia. Call it the ‘clash of the titans’ if you will, but what you are to witness is slated to be something far more dramatic than just another grudge match through gritted teeth.

A much-anticipated event in the local rugby calendar, come prepared to experience the ultimate showdown between two teams that will fight to the finish and not rest until the champions are crowned. It is the tournament of the Young Pups versus the Old Dogs.

A bold feat to take on indeed, but Young Pups team captain, Antoine Commare has accepted the challenge and it’s game on from here on end! The ‘Old Dogs’ team (players aged 50 and above) featuring 20 recorded names, exceed 1000 (50x20) years in age. Whereas, all the ‘Young Pups’ combined add up to less than 500 years in total age-wise.

Both squads are in full gear and ready to rumble! Given the intensity of the competition, immense media hype has already built up surrounding the said ‘Old vs. Young’ event. Bringing to the fore the concept of the ‘Millennium’ going up against the ‘Half-Millennium’, the game has also garnered serious buzz from a worldwide audience.

While also dubbed the ‘1000 Years vs. 500 Years’ match, the main theme being championed is ‘Celebrating Being 50’. The RSC Old Dogs (with an average age of 50) are set to tackle the RSC Young Pups (with an average age of 25) to once and for all, determine if age and guile can outplay and outwit youth and agility.

Key representatives of the former include long-time contenders Mike Lamb, Paul Igoe, Paul Winder, Dave Blair-Tuner and Shaha (each reaching the age of 50 in 2012).

All supporters are strongly urged to get onboard and join in on the frenzy by heading down to the Royal Selangor Club (RSC) tomorrow for the kick-off at 5:30 pm.

Match adjudicator, Geoff Siddle has called for the submission of all Team Sheets with the "starting 15 and first 5 reserves" to him, latest by 5:00 pm on Saturday, just prior to the commencement of the tournament. Proof of age may be required. Upon request, kindly ensure that the necessary verification is readily available.

Thereafter, all participants (players, their partners and fellow rugby comrades) will be treated to a post-match social celebration featuring beer, curry and wine for the ladies at the upstairs Function Room of the club. The after-game party commences at 7:30 pm.

In an effort to amp up the celebratory affair, sarongs and blue Mandarin shirts have been selected as the costume of choice for the post-match festivities. Do come attired accordingly!

Official Rules and Regulations:

> All 20 players must play a minimum of 10 minutes unless pitch time is curtailed through injury.

> 1000 Years team to have a team sheet stating 20 players whose collective age must equal 1000 years or more as at 20 October 2012.

> Minimum age is 37.5 years with no maximum age. 500 Years team to have a team sheet stating 20 players whose collective age must equal 500 years or less as at 20 October 2012.

> All 20 players must play a minimum of 10 minutes unless pitch time is curtailed through injury.

> Minimum age is 16 years and maximum age is 37.5 years once all 20 players as stated on the submitted team sheet have played a minimum of 10 minutes, additional players may be brought on in compliance with the age restrictions detailed in (1) and (2) above.

> Normal RFU rules apply with 35 minutes each way.

> 1000 Years team permitted three (3) ‘red shorts’ players. Unlimited and rolling substitutions permitted.

Event Details:

Date: 20 October 2012, Saturday

Kick-off Time: 5:30 pm

Venue: RSC Bukit Kiara, Sports Annexe, Bukit Kiara


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