The Singapore Rugby Union (SRU) has named the Mens National Team that will travel to Malaysia to compete in the Asia Rugby Championships Division 1. The 25 man squad led by, Gaspar Tan will leave for Malaysia today and play the opening game of the tournament against Sri Lanka (8th May) followed by Philippines (11th May) and Malaysia (14th May). All matches will be held at Royal Selangor Club Kiara Sports Annex, Kula Lumpur
The 25 Men National Team features 12 debutants and sees the return of SEA Games rugby 7s bronze medalists Daniel Marc Chow, Muhammad Zaki and Marah Ishraf to 15 a side rugby. Gaspar will Captain the squad and will be the most experienced member with 22 caps. The team is coached by Technical Director Inoke Afeaki and assistant coach Casey Mees.
The Singapore Team, who was recently promoted back into Division 1 after Kazakhstan’s last minute withdrawal, will relish at a second chance to stake claim in the Division. Singapore was relegated last year after a controversial 20-17 lost to Philippines in extra time and 32-12 lost to Kazakhstan in the third place playoffs. The team’s aim is to stay in Division 1 for another year.
“This is a great opportunity for our team to stake our claim in Division 1 and to do the best that they can. The team that has been selected has that right blend of passion, experience and determination and we know they will do Singapore proud no matter the circumstances.. “ Noted Jonathan Leow, Vice President of SRU.
|1||Alvin, Ho Yao Wei||Prop||4|
|2||Robertson, James Alexander Fair||Prop / Hooker||6|
|5||Tan Soon Heng, Gaspar (Captain )||Hooker||22|
|7||Lee Yew Loong, Gabriel||Lock / Flanker||14|
|10||Chow Kwok-Ho Daniel Marc||Lock / Flanker||9|
|11||Roberts, Matthew John||Backrow||7|
|12||Russell Wong Yung||Backrow||Debut|
|13||Etheredge, Simon Peter||Backrow||5|
|14||Mc Feely, Peter William||Backrow||11|
|16||Marah Ishraf||Scrumhalf / Flyhalf||1|
|19||Tom Child||Center / Winger o||2|
|20||Samuel, Lau Biyong||Back 3||5|
|21||Charlie Lambert (V.Cap)||Fullback / Center||Debut|
|22||Muhammad Zaki Bin Mahmood||Center / Back 3||14|