With one week to the opening game of the 2nd inaugural Tri-Universities Rugby Championships, SMUrugby may have suffered a massive blow with inspirational team captain, Daniel Marc Chow rumored to have gone under the knife recently on Saturday.
Apparently the big man who idolizes French forward, Sebastian Chabal, has been struggling to lose "some weight", especially in the mid section, after coming back from his 6 month stint in Portugal since last June. This attempt to lose what some will call 'love handles' or 'love belly', has been rumored to be one of the explanations offered to why he has gone under the knife. Daniel Marc Chow-bal, was rumored to be experiencing some pain in the "abdominal" after doing one sit-up too many after Friday's training and had to be rushed to the hospital in the wee hours of the morning. While we cannot confirm if the operation was due to a medical condition or an excuse to go under the knife for aesthetic reasons, we definitely wish Chow-bal a speedy recovery.
In an email interview with SMUrugby-news overseas-based correspondent, Amos Siow, his agent said, "The Big Daddy (DM) is looking a bit out of sorts and might possibly miss the opening game against NTU. ...however, we will leave it to the doctors and sports trainers to decide if he will be fit for the game at the end of the week."
Meanwhile, the City boys were reported to have won convincingly against ACJC on Saturday in a friendly, after being crowned Team of the Year in SMU.