Tuesday, November 8, 2011

2012 Executive Committee

We are proud to introduce the new SMU Rugby Executive Committee for the year 2012. After the first democratic elections for presidency and vice-presidency, Blandon 'the hulk' Tan and Ronald 'the beast' Cher will take over the top two positions in the committee, taking over from incumbents, Stuart 'stooey baby' Ho and Wong 'tough love' Kah Wei.

Blandon 'the hulk' Tan in one of his high psychotic moments

Blandon Tan, one of the bright stars of SMU Rugby has pledged an all out revamp of the club culture and a return to winning ways. During the election campaigning, he promised to garner regular attendance for trainings and to focus the training on the upcoming 15s tournament. Taking heart from the strong showing during the training for 7s and the SUniG 7s tournament, he has pledged his soul to SMU Rugby. However he did emphasise a caveat, "In order to step up and get back to winning ways, we need to have the committment of every player and i mean to lead by example. Everyone must share the same goals and the same vision." We are pleased at having Blandon as the new President and look forward to future silverware.

Ronald 'the beast' Cher

Ronald has been with SMU Rugby for close to a year and has been central to the resurgence of the team. Powerful in his runs and unforgiving in his tackles, Ronald has for some time been part of the leadership group in SMU Rugby. His passion for the team and his refusal to let anything stand in his way has made him a crowd favourite. During his NS days, he still came for trainings and has worked hard and shed blood for the team. We have no doubt that he will be central to the future of SMU Rugby.

SMU Rugby wishes the new Executive Committee well and hopes that they can surpass the efforts and results of the previous exco in bringing the glory days back.

Finally, SMU Rugby also pays tribute to the outgoing exco for their unwavering dedication to the team and the hard work they have put in for the year of 2011. Special thanks to Stuart Ho for leading the team and always being there for the team in every capacity. Special thanks is also reserved for Aldric Chew for being the best Finance Director that SMU Rugby has known and for always going down for trainings.

Thursday, September 8, 2011


SMU Rugby's top choices in this years SMU Sports Union(SSU) executive committee's elections are Nicklaus Tang and Andy Ea. Without an SMU Rugby representative running for elections to succeed incumbent SSU President Daniel Kong, SMU Rugby are instead endorsing these two candidates.

Nicklaus Tang, an indispensable member of the SMU Water Polo team(Aquatic Sharks), envisions a harmonisation of all the sporting bodies and to spread the love amongst all sports(Rumor has it that Nick Tang is currently dating SMU Rugby superstars Wong Kah Wei & Stuart Ho - but all parties refuse to confirm or deny this). Andy Ea, SMU Floorball's superstar shares in Nick Tang's vision(and we will not speculate what else).


On a side note, SMU Rugby would like to congratulate Daniel Kong on a wonderful job done during his tenure as President of SSU. We wish him success in all his future endeavours.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Stuart tries to outdo Bryan

Fans will recall that just 3 years ago on this day, former national player (and birthday boy) Bryan Ng took to the SMU stage dressed in a half aladdin wannabe suit. And with the popularity that comes with being a City Boy, it was no surprise then that Bryan 'Leonidas' Ng emerged victorious.

Check out those leggings!

3 years on, current club president - Stuart Ho - in a desperate attempt to make waves for the club has decided to take the leap of faith. Dressed in his shoddy 5 dollar a pop emo boy attire, the leggings clad rugby star has signed up for Bondue Night in his one shot at stardom on the fashion stage. When interviewed, Stuart said "It is about time all of us stopped living in the shadow of Bryan, I will step up to the plate and show the school who's boss." When quizzed about his unique choice of fashion, "The clothes I wear represent who I am deep down inside. I have always wanted to wear make up, leggings and tight latex pants. I'm glad I finally have a chance to show the world my true self." The club wishes Stuart 'Latex' Ho all the best - may you win our first piece of silverware for the year.

Monday, August 22, 2011

Quek warned for drunken antics

Is Jesse Quek the new bad boy of SMU Rugby?

Summer signing, Jesse Quek, has added more misery to the pile of disciplinary violations from the City Boys. The former Saints player was apparently found piss drunk on a patch of grass with his girlfriend early Monday morning. Initial reports stated that a good samaritan came to the aid of Jesse and his girlfriend, sending them home. An inside source told SMURugby that "Jesse (Quek) was desperately looking for some supper but because his legs couldn't make it to the nearby prata shop, he just decided to graze at the nearby grass patch."

When interviewed, Jesse - still slight shell shocked from the incident - just said, "I'm just glad my ass is still in one piece. It does feel a bit weird but I should be fine" (WTF Jesse?!)

This piece of news comes on the back of former AC superstar, Shah Boo's 'sticky hands' fiasco. With just a month to SUNIG, it is not surprising that head coach, Hairul Naim, was left fuming at this incident. Quek has however found some support in the form of his teammates.

Team president Stuart Ho had this to say, "I think it's perfectly fine. Grazing on different grass patches is absolutely normal. Personally I love the grass patch at Geylang, Kallang but if Jesse loves the ones at Zouk, please don't judge the fella, to each his own." It might also be noteworthy that Ho recently made a personal pledge to bring the sleaze back to SMU Rugby. We await to see what he has up his sleeve.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Shah caught with his pants down

Shah Boo was issued a stern warning by head coach Hairul Naim on his atrocious misconduct. The sophomore signed in 2010 was said to have been caught by his mum with his pants down and complained on social network site - Facebook - about the unsightly act. The act was quickly picked up and had 7 likes in the space of a couple of minutes.

When asked about the behavior of his players, Naim said - "I expect my players to set a good example and I do not condone such a facebook entry about his personal sexual activity. If he wants to tell the world about it, USE A DAMN BLOG AND ADD SOME DETAILS!"

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Transfer Updates

SMU Rugby has been extremely busy this pre season and we are proud to unveil our players for the future.


A gifted player, Blandon has played at Centre and Full Back. He is also well known for his powerful and accurate boot. Standing at a strapping 1.85M, a reserved Blandon refuses to divulge his weight, instead blushing and insisting on playing guessing games. When asked about his views to SMU Rugby's future, Blandon had this to say "I believe in our team's ability and am confident of bringing past glory back to our team but we also need to train even harder."(We will be bringing you an exclusive interview of Blandon as soon as his busy schedule clears up.)

Jesse 'The Belly' Quek

Jesse Quek, signed from Saints, is a player with multiple abilities, able to play at Fly-Half, Centre and Hooker. Known for his sniping runs and stepping, Jesse has become an instant darling with SMU Rugby fans. Also known for his incredible ball handling skills, Jesse caused an uproar during the recent SRU 7s tournament when he was able to catch the ball with his belly. With talent like that SMU Rugby is hard pressed to find excuses. When asked about his first experiences in school, Jesse in his usual eloquent manner commented, "School sucks!". We do hope that Finance Director Aldric Chew will be able to have a positive influence on the youngster.

Ronald 'The Beast' Cher

SMU Rugby is proud to announce that we have managed to acquire this highly sought-after player. Ronald plays as a prop and his thunderous runs and stepping abilities have made him one of the upcoming stars of today. Rumour also has it that Ronald was in the past a centre but after several years of hard work, he has been elevated to the position of Prop. (Ronald refuses to deny or affirm the rumour). Asked what aims he has for the upcoming SUniG 7s Ronald said "We must win this. I will always give my 110% and i expect the sam from every one of my teammates!" Inspirational words from Ronald have time and again lifted the team spirits.

When asked for his expectations of the trio, President Stuart Ho was gushing, "With this players we can build an extremely potent squad and i am confident of our teams abilities. I will nurture them with my own capable 2 hands and mould them into players who can surpass my own abilities!" SMU Rugby thanks Stuart for the hard work he put into acquiring these top notch players.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

SMU Undergrads v SMU Alumni

On the 6th of August, SMU Undergraduates hosted the inaugural Alumni v Undergraduates Tournament at their spiritual home, CCAB Bukit Timah. Having been in the pipeline for several years, this tournament was widely anticipated. After months of close collaboration between the Alumni and the Undergraduates, the tournament was organised.

It was a day of significance in SMU Rugby's history with several legends returning 'home', such as DM(Dniel-Marc Chow), Amos Siow and many others. It was a chance for the Undergraduates to prove their mettle and worth against opponents who had themselves won the University rugby tournaments multiple times. The young team did not disappoint drawing 1 game and winning the remaining 3 to end as the best team.

Further re-inforcing the SMU Rugby family was the post tournament buffet which brought the alumni and undergraduates together in a less abrasive and competitive environment. Capping the whole event, President of SMU Rugby Stuart Ho had this to say, "It was humbling to b in the presence of so many alumni. This day has truly brought us back to our roots and we would like to thank the alumni for setting the platform for SMU Rugby to have reached such heights."

SMU Rugby would like to thank all the alumni for coming down and allowing this important event to gain a foothold. We would also like to reserve special thanks for DM, for taking the time to help plan the tournament, and our team manager Andrew Aaron Tam for facilitating the planning and sponsoring the buffet.

Monday, July 18, 2011

SRU 7s - Results

After 2 hard days of playing the top club sides of Singapore, SMU Rugby emerged 8th out of 12 Teams with a record of 2 Wins and 4 Losses.

Day 1 ended with 1 Win and 2 Losses. SMU ended the day with a close loss to SCC Gold, losing 19-14 with tries scored by speedsters Stuart Ho and Bryan Ng. SMU also pushed eventual Champions the Police Hurricanes, eventually losing out 31-12 with tries to Bryan.

Day 2 began with a strong victory against the Bedok kings, SMU winning 26-12, 2 tries scored by Bryan and one each to Nicholas Hwang and Jesse Quek. This was followed by 3 close losses.

Captain Wang En Jian was pleased with good showings against quality sides, "We came here today to test our play and we have showed that we can keep to our structure and our defence was satisfactory. However we still have a long way to go as shown by the other results. We must push ourselves to the brink of exhaustion and not hold back anything in reserve."

Coach Hairul was also satisfied by the 2 days' hardwork, "Good Weekend boys. Lets keep up the trainings and improve wherever we are lacking. We did well against quality sides and have one of the better attacks in the tournament. More Gym and Field work needed though!"

SMU Rugby thanks all supporters for coming down and cheering the boys on.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

SRU 7s

SMU Rugby will be taking part in the SRU 7s tournament on the coming weekend of the 16-17th July. President Stuart Ho had a few words to share, "I dont care whether there are Fijians, Samoans, Chinamen or anyone! We are gonna go in there and play our team game, practice our moves and work on our team work!"

Coach Hairul added, "My objective is not to win. It is not to score as many tries s possible. Neither is it to make the most or biggest tackles. This will be a fantastic opportunity to experience the game against the Big Boys and get us the necessary experience for SUNIG 2011."

Please come down to CCAB to support SMU Rugby!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

SMU Rugby Exco 2011

Introducing the new SMU Rugby Exco for 2011

President : Stuart 'Bambi' Ho
A brilliant player on the pitch, Stuart has also made front page news for his modeling exploits in SMU. When asked what he expects from SMU Rugby after taking over, Captain Ho had this to say, "We are looking to win very single tournament possible! Despite the setbacks of the past years we are confident of our future outlook".

Vice - President : Wong Kah Wei
Playing at scrum-half, KW is a highly motivating individual who believes in tough love for the team so as to make them perform better. KW along with Stuart have been with SMU Rugby since the start of 2010.

Secretary : Deya

Finance Director : Aldric Chew

Marketing Director : Gabriel 'Nemo' Ang

Sunday, March 27, 2011

4 years on...good times dont need to end.

I would like to proudly announce that Matthias Lim, graduating prop of SMU Rugby, will make a special appearance at FTB2011 given the org comm acceptance of his humble application as attached.