Previously on SMUrugby News...we brought to you all the drunken escapades of our star prop Sherman Yeo We here at SMUrugby News have decided to give a proper introduction for Sherman.
2007, like every year before it, has seen a number of talented young players emerge from the shadows to stake their claim in the local rugby scene. Sherman 'The Shermanator' as we like to call him at SMU first shot to fame playing for Raffles Junior College (RJC) in 2003/2004. The young prop lead the side to their first A Division title after beating Anglo-Chinese Junior College (ACJC) in 2004, before being called up to Singapore Armed Forces Sports Association (SAFSA). After giving a few scintillating performances for SAFSA in 2005, 'The Shermanator' began to make waves and was linked to several local universities, only to be involved in a freak accident during training where he broke his nose. Since then, SMU managed to pay up and got their man in August this year.
This season, Sherman Yeo has seized his chance in the Blacks Midnight 10s, SMU Ringemail 7s and IRAUG Rugbys 7s and is certainly in the right place here at SMU to continue his development. In a team whose qualities stem from their greater attacking arsenal, Sherman Yeo has repeatedly proved to us that props can indeed play beautiful rugby and wowed the Aussies Down Under with his flashes of brilliance that one could only describe as 'unbelievable'. 'Uncle' Wei Nurn told the press that Sherman Yeo could be one of the brightest prospect ever to step into SMUrugby and he is widely tipped to be the next skipper of SMUrugby team once current skipper Amos Siow's contract with the City Boys runs out.
Off the field, room mates on the IRAUG tour could only shake their heads in disbelief when they stumbled into Sherman's room one fateful night and witnessed Sherman's shocking sleeping pattern. Local gossip celebrity Cunning Conniver and a group of paparazzi were seen snapping away outside the window of Sherman's room and these pictures have found their way here to SMUrugby news. When interviewed by the press, team mates on tour who were clearly traumatised said,
" ...We understand that the coaching panel has imposed the 'no-sex' curfew on us and do not allow the SMUrugby Wives and Girlfriends (WAGs) to stay in the same hotel as us, but there's no need to be so BLATANTLY KINKY right?"
Nonetheless, as the season comes to the half-way point, Sherman Yeo will most probably be remembered for being one of the more consistent performers for SMUrugby so far. With the Tri-Universities Rugby Championships 2008 coming up with less than a month to go, many rugby fans are licking their lips in anticipation as they await the showdown of Sherman Yeo and legendary rugby icon Rong Jing Xing aka 'Rebel Rong' (who is said to be playing for NTU) in the opening match as they renew their rivalry which dates back to Sherman's SAFSA days. Ex-SAFSA team mate Darius Sit (who is set to snub SMU for NUS in the 2008 transfer window after clearing his medical with SMU) was interviewed and gave his 2 cents worth,"Who is Rong? Sherman is young, fit and hungry for his first IVP title. I have faith in Sherman. I'll put my money on him. Hell...I'll put money on myself if I am playing. I myself can't wait to don the NUS colours and play against him. Afterall, we are the future of Singapore Rugby."
Player Profile: Sherman Yeo Wei Liang