Report by Iswahyudi, UNJ
Rugby is a sport that is growing in popularity among Indonesian students and in order to promote the sport, Universitas Negeri Jakarta (UNJ) hosted the inaugural “2015 Inter-College Rugby Championship” on Saturday April 4. The tournament featured the shortened version of the Game, namely Rugby Sevens and eight teams, totaling some 120 players battled out over the course of the day.
The teams were divided into two groups of four teams as follows:
Group A – UNJ ‘A’; Sekolah Tinggi Desain Interstudy; Universitas Kristen Indonesia; Sekolah Tinggi Agama Islam Tazkia
Group B – UNJ ‘B’; Universitas Pembangunan Jaya; Universitas Pendidikan Bandung; Universitas Sanata Dharma
The Championship was opened by Vice Rector 3 Jakarta State University, Prof. Dr. Achmad Sofyan Hanif, Pd, who was accompanied by the Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Sport Sciences UNJ 4, Drs.Mustara Moses, Pd and Chairman of the Department of Sport Science Faculty of Sports Recreation UNJ, Drs.Iwan Barata, Pd. Representatives from Pengprov PRUI JAKARTA, Iswahyudi, Daniel Nugroho, Ari Yudha and Pengcab PRUI JAKARTA, John Musi, Hans are Arie were also in attendance.
The Championships were played in great spirit and sportsmanship was upheld by all participants on the day. The results were as follows:
CUP Winners – UNJ ‘A’
PLATE Winners – Universitas Kristen Indonesia
BOWL Winners – Universitas Pendidikan Bandung
All of the players enjoyed the Championships and look forward to a bigger and brighter event in 2016.
Indonesian Rugby would like to thanks UNJ for organising these Championships, plus the sponsors – Disorda DKI Jakarta, Es Teler 77 and Rugby UNJ. Thanks also to the Championship referees – Daniel Nugroho, Fendy, Fikri Al-Azhar, Ari Yudha, Luke and Iswahyudi.