Late last night, SMU City Boys received shocking rumors that Coach Rong Jing Xiang might be set to leave the club. The coach who recently signed a newly extended contract in July has been linked to a lucrative move to a mysterious job for an undisclosed fee.
The news came as a shock as the coach had only signed a new 6 months contract and had pledged to stay with the City Boys till the end of the year. When President Derek Chan was interviewed, he said, “We can’t confirm the validity of these rumors…” The new SMUrugby president who just assumed the leadership role added he has arranged for an emergency board meeting and has requested Coach Rong to have a word with the board.
Derek Chan aka D.Chan told SMUrugby news, “Should Rong choose to leave we will respect the decision, but for now, we will take things one step at a time and see what is the situation.”
The announcement of such news has posed a threat to the team’s current progress and preparation for the upcoming SuNiG 7s which is set to take place on the 3rd & 4th October.
Meanwhile, the Wednesday’s training (26th August) is said to be as-per-normal despite the rumors. In addition, Coach Rong has indicated that he will certainly be present and will be looking forward to the 25-odd players squad to turn up in full force at the Concourse (underground).
Could this be the last training for Coach Rong? Will Coach Rong leave? Will the departure of Coach Rong, mark the downfall of SMU’s reign as the #1 Rugby University in Singapore?
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