The soft spoken second-rower, has had a good start to the season, capturing some credible performances in the recently concluded SMU ringEmail 7s.
With rumors circulating that the SMU contingent will be having both Alex Chew and Amos Siow joining up on the flight to Perth, the "Big, Dark and Hairy one" has been remaining silent of his chances of making the squad as he faces tough competition from fellow team-mates, Muhammad Ruzaini and Daniel Lee for the final spot in the 12.
Off the rugby field
The 'Big, Dark and Hairy one' has been creating waves over the weekend in the IVP Track and Field scene. The former Heavyweight champion and Gold Medalist (in Shot putt in the National Inter School Track and Field) was in fine form in the IVP meet. Bagging both a silver and gold medal in the shot putt and discus event respectively. With such brute strength and tenacity, one can only imagine the kind of attributes he can bring to the once 'pathetic' SMU forward pack.
In an interview after the victory with the SMUrugby news, Vicky was in philosophical mood saying,
" Only Great athletes dare to put their body at the breaking point in order to succeed in their sporting endeavours....and I will certainly lay my body on the line for the team, this big, dark, hairy and beautiful body."
Please check http://redsports.sg/2007/11/01/viseneswan-discus/ for more details of Vicky's outstanding performance.
Player Profile: Vickneswaran S/o SELLATHURAI aka. "Big, Dark and Hairy one"
Former Club: SJI
Position: Second row
Others: Plays for SRC and weighed a total of 140kg in his secondary school days.