FAQs

I've never played rugby before!

No worries. That is the whole point of the X Code Challenge - the search for athletes who have potential rugby talent.


What should I wear?

Any T-shirt and a good pair of shorts (not the flimsy type!). We would recommend you wear boots to the sessions as they provide more traction when running on grass. But if you are reluctant to invest in pair, perhaps you could borrow a pair from someone you know.


How can I find out more about the Game?

You can read a short introduction with video links on our Rugby 7s page but there is nothing like trying it out for yourself!


Are there a lot of injuries in this sport?

As with all sport, injuries occur most often when a person is either not conditioned to participate or if they are not equipped to execute the movements required to play the Game. The Singapore Rugby Union's High Performance coaches will be teaching you to play the game in a safe manner.


Do I have to be a Singapore Citizen?


To represent Singapore at multi-sport games (e.g. SEA Games and Asian Games) you will need to be a Singapore passport holders. However, to represent Singapore in the regional tournaments (e.g. Asian Sevens Series) you will need to have been a resident in Singapore for 3 years.


Is there a minimum age?


X Code participants should ideally be at least 17 years of age in 2018. If you are younger but are interested in this program please fill in the form anyway and we will be in touch for a suitable age group program for you.


What if I cannot make all the 2 sessions, should I still come?

If you are keen but are unable to make any of 2 the sessions, please sign up and leave a note in the remarks column and someone will get in touch with you.


What is the pathway for X coders to the National Team? What happens if I'm not shortlisted?


After the two sessions, those who are shortlisted for the accelerated program will be directed to an accelerated program for athletes to the national program.

Those who are not shortlisted for the accelerated program will be directed to the existing clubs/schools to continue to learn the game and may gain selection to the National Team through participation in the Club 7s Series or Open Trials.


Any more questions?

Send Kristy your questions! - kristyteh08@gmail.com