The ultimate high-performance rugby training 

The GEMS Rugby 7’s Academy presented by Sir Gordon Tietjens is a high-performance rugby environment not available anywhere else in Singapore. The programme provides talented players from 12–17 with training and learning opportunities that will push them to higher levels of conditioning, skill execution and game understanding. 

Enjoyable and challenging environment

The GEMS Rugby 7's programme simulates the professional rugby environment with a strong emphasis on participation, performance and excellence.

Our coaches bring the best out of our young athletes both on and off the field whilst developing their sense of well-being, skills, agility, and game awareness. This allows our players to become more knowledgeable and confident in their skill set, leading to both the individual and the team fulfilling their potential.

Sir Gordon Tietjens
Sir Gordon Tietjens: Head Coach

A legendary former All Black Sevens and current Manu Samoa coach will provide the GEMS Rugby 7’s Academy with the very latest, cutting edge training environment based on his excellent experience at the very top of the sport. Utilising Gordon’s wealth of knowledge, vision and passion, the GEMS Rugby 7’s Academy provides the springboard developing aspiring Singapore players, helping them achieve success at the very highest level on the World stage.

Sir Gordon Tietjens is committed to providing rugby learning opportunities for players involved in the GEMS Rugby 7s Academy. He will be visiting Singapore to conduct training clinics throughout the year as his availability allows.

Danny Tauroa
Danny Tauroa: Head Coach

Danny has been involved in sports his whole life and brings a wealth of coaching experience, including a successful stint as a former head coach of the Singapore National Rugby team. Also as a GEMS (Singapore) Head of Sports, Danny aims to provide unique opportunities for our aspiring athletes to reach peak performance in sports.

Four Principles for Success


7’s specific conditioning
injury prevention
mental toughness
physical fitness testing


Catch and pass accuracy
Vision & decision making
Ruck & maul technicalities
Specific individual skills
Tackle technique
Scrum skills
Lineout skills
Kicking for 7’s
7’s attack principles
7’s defence principles


Patterns of play in 7’s
Attack: from set phase and the second phase
Defence: set phase and second phase
Kickoffs and reception techniques/strategies
Lineout - tactics, technicalities


Analysing individual performance
Developing a player profile
How to improve their own game
The role of a player for a team
Finding their best position
Player self-evaluations

Our facilities

We are fortunate enough to have one of the finest all-weather pitches in Singapore, an indoor gym, spinning space and a 50-meter Olympic-sized swimming pool. We aim to ensure that our players have everything that they need to get the very most from their attendance at the GEMS Rugby 7’s Academy.