In SMU's first game of the 4 unis, the defending champions suffered a defeat to the Boon Lay Warrior by a score of 24-5. The City Boys could only manage a single unconverted try through the club's president, Derek Chan, while vice-president Bryan Ng has been suspended for the next game, after being shown a red-card for swearing at the referee over a controversial decision.
The Boon Lay Warriors were out to prove that last year's victory over the City Boys in the SUniG 7s was no fluke and proved once again too much for the City Boys, and have now shown signs of competing for top honors this season.
For the defending champions, it looks like more work needs to be done and rectified quickly, and there will be no better way than to come away with a victory against tournament favourites, NUS.
Rumor has it, Head Coach Hairul Naim might be possibly facing the axe if he doesn't turn things around for the club that has enjoy rich success over the last 3 years.