Early tomorrow morning, SMUrugby club will be setting off to Perth to represent the school and nation in the India Rim Asian University Games(IRAUG). The 7-a-side tournament will be held from the 3rd - 7th December.
After yesterday night's training at Yio Chu Kang, the boys looked sharp. Although some were struggling to get back to fitness from the recently concluded examinations the boys were seen working hard and pushing themselves.
Captain of the tournament and Vice-President of SMUrugby Lionel Poh(left) had stern words for the team of 12,
"I expect some professionalism up there in Perth. Let's go up there and try to win some games. We owe this to ourselves."
The City boys know they face an uphill task of being the sole Asian Representative among the 5 teams competing, but will be looking to provide the tournament with a couple of upsets, if possible. They will be up against teams from Australia and will certainly be no pushovers.
The school has also put up a reward for grabs should the City Boys do well - an entry to the World University 7s in Spain next year and Asean Univeristy Games. When asked about the prospects of attaining these rewards, SMUrugby President Amos Siow said,
"It will be really good to be able to go up to Spain and participate in the Asean University Games, as it will be good experience and loads of fun. But for now, we have a task at hand and that's to do well up in Perth (IRAUG 7s) ...
The squad of 12 representing SMUrugby in Perth
1. Lionel Poh (C)
4. Sherman Yeo
5. Lim Wei Ming
6. Alex Chew
7. Alex Ong
8. Lionel Kong
9. Chew Yin Xiang
10. Amos Siow
11. Lorenzo Escano Lim
Manager: Andrew Aaron Tam (SMU OSL staff, on the right)
*Please refer to the blog daily for updates as we try to bring you the latest news from Perth*
2nd Dec - Singapore to Perth (SQ 225)
10th Dec - Perth to Singapore (SQ 216)
**All Wives and Girlfriends (WAGS) are required to attend the Departure flight and come together for a group picture.