There’s a famous Old Centaurian at the Singapore 7s this weekend… it’s Will Percillier!
Just like you, he played in yellow and blue – and now he’s playing for Canada at the Singapore Stadium! He played in Hong Kong last weekend, and scored his first ever HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series try against Fiji.
Will kindly shared some of his time in Singapore with us for a little interview – we hope you learn a little more about the man who wears #77 for Canada 7s and began his rugby journey on Centaurs turf. Thanks Will, wishing you and your team a great weekend ahead.
How long did you play at Centaurs?
I played rugby for Centaurs for about eight years from Under 5 to Under 13s – before I moved to Hong Kong.
What’s your favourite memory from your Centaurs years?
Those early years of playing bullrush in the mud. None of us had any notion of Rugby sense but it was pure chaos and fun. Also I have good memories of going into The Pit and getting to do the obstacle course in the jungle. That was awesome.
What do you miss about Singapore when you’re in France or Canada? (Will also plays for Stade Francais)
I think something that was very special at Centaurs, and Singapore, is the international community. Living in a place like this, people coming from all over the world, you got to make friends with all types of different people.
This is a way better answer than “chicken rice” !! Do you have any advice for our players who want to play sport for their country?
If I were to give any advice, it would be to try to perfect your skills. Good skills can get you on most teams and will ultimately get you farther than talent. Learn to love practicing skills and it becomes easy.
OK, and a tricky one to wrap up… do you prefer 15s or 7s?
There are things I like about both forms of the game. I prefer 15s for the micro skills I like performing, like box kicks and place kicking. In 7s I love the fact that there is more space to run. Also the social aspect in 7s is much more appealing – the teams are smaller so you get to know your teammates better. Traveling to new countries for tournaments in 7s is pretty awesome.