Greendale first. Montfort second.

The principal of Montfort Secondary School Mr Mark Gerard Minjoot has declined to answer media queries and has called for a “clarification session” to be held on 22 November 2017.

This after an article by The Monitor racked up more than 140 shares when it was first published.

However, we can also confirm that this may not have been the first time that rugby has been cancelled from a school’s roster when there was a change in principals.

In a schools ‘C’ division plate quarter-final tie in 2009, Montfort Secondary School had defeated Greendale Secondary School to secure their place in the last four.

See link here.

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However that was the last time the Greendale Secondary School sent a rugby team to the National Schools competitions again

From 2010 onwards, Greendale Secondary School disappeared from the rugby schools competition.

See links here, here and here.

The principal of Greendale Secondary School from December 2008 onwards was Mark Gerard Minjoot, the same principal who has canned rugby from the Montfort Secondary School roster.

See Greendale Secondary School info here.

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Maybe, just maybe, it could well be that rugby isn’t Mr Mark Gerard Minjoot’s favourite sport.

The Singapore Rugby Union has not made any statement about the cancellation of the sport from Montfort Secondary Schoot and sources have informed us that the Singapore Rugby Union did meet Mr Minjoot over this matter.

Greendale Secondary School has still not reinstated rugby to its list of sports despite a change of principals.

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