The City Boys have been hard at work for the past few weeks and over the summer for the SUNIG 7s 2013. Familiar and seasoned faces like Wong Kah Wei have returned to the squad after a sabbatical in Barcelona. It has been rumoured that Kah Wei, a star signing from the summer of 2010 has been improving his footwork in the catalan by attending regular latin dance classes.
On a more serious note, SUNIG 7s 2013 seems to be the most exciting one yet, with all teams looking pretty dangerous boasting new signings and similar squads from the last campaign.
The dark horses of the tournament have secured the services of National 7s player Joe Seng in the January 2013 transfer window and will be led from the front by the ex Anglo-Chinese School(Barker Road) & ACJC duo of Bryan Lim and Jonah Wee.
This will be SIM rugby's first outing since they ended the Quad Uni Games on a high securing their club's first ever win in history and achieving a respectable 3rd place.
There will be a battle of family pride at stake as well when The City Boys face the boys from Ulu Pandan. Brandon Yow, our newly elected Vice-President will get the chance to face his cousin, SIM Rugby's Captain of Vice Porky Lim. When interviewed over whatsapp SIM Rugby's Porky had this to say: "No one gets to smash my cousin except for me!".
This well drilled and disciplined side is never short of suprises. Kenn Wong, Daniel Lum and Teo Boon Rong will be eager to avenge their loss in the SUNIG 7s 2012 to NUS.
NTU have also got some new gas on their flanks, with Darryl Tan signing a deal over the summer of 2013.
Departing Captain from 2012/13 Squad, Marah Fahmy had this to say about his old team. "I believe NTU rugby has been training really hard for this sevens. We were finalists last year and lost eventually to NUS. Majority of the players that played last year are still in the squad with some new faces like Nabhan, the former Raffles Junior College player making his NTU debut. Will be exciting!''
Defending champions NUS rugby maintains a strong squad similar to that of last year. With the likes of Workhorse Martin Butler and National 7s representative Keith Arriola at the helm, NUS rugby certainly boasts a strong squad for the 2013 SUNIG.
Saha Devan, NUS Rugby Player/Strength&Conditioning Coach had this to say when interviewed,
''We are looking to make it 5 times, 5 times, 5 times, 5 times 5 times in a row as champions. #smallgains #gohardorgohome".
When asked about NUS rugbys new signings Saha commented, "There was never a need for a major overhaul and especially with the exorbitant amount being thrown around, we've opted to keep the core of last year's team with the addition of Hargi and Titi Teo''
So yes, do come down this Saturday, 7th September 2013 to catch the SUNIG 7s 2013!