Match Officials team for SCC 7s 2017

A memorable year for the SCC 7s as the tournament celebrates it’s 70th anniversary this year.  For this years tournament, we welcome Craig Chan from Hong Kong and Tony Duminy from U.A.E. who join the local referee team of Charlie Brown, Just Wang, Eunice Tay and Abdul Hannan.  Particular congratulations to Hannan who, after recently being appointed to the Asia Rugby referee panel, will referee for the first time at the main tournament.

As usual, we have a talented panel of local Assistant Referees and sideline officials, with many hoping to use the tournament as a stepping stone to the HSBC 7s in April 2018.  Please see below for the full list of officials selected for the tournament.

Hat Yai 7s 2017- Referee Report by Danish Putra

After a quick flight from Singapore, we were welcomed to the Land of Smiles by officials from the Thai Rugby Union for the Hat Yai International Rugby 7s Tournament.  On the day before the games started, we were given the opportunity to introduce ourselves formally and discuss our expectations for the weekend.  We were both assigned a coach who would give us feedback throughout the weekend.

On the first day of the tournament, we were joined the Thai and other overseas referees for a fun team warm up. The heat rose through the day as we went from game to game, with some great rugby taking place. At the end of the day, we had a collective referee debrief where we shared our thoughts on situations during the games and interpretation of the new laws.

For day 2, we both continued to work on our own specific areas identified by the referee coaches.  I was lucky enough to be appointed for the Women’s Cup Final.  At the end of the tournament, we had a short debrief followed by dinner where we could learn more about refereeing in other countries around Asia and meet some new friends.

Overall, we both got a lot from this tournament.  It was great to be able to referee in a high level tournament and getting feedback from the coaches after each game.  Also, it was nice to be able to represent Singapore and the local referee society in sharing experiences with referees from other unions from around Asia.

And in other news…

Congratulations to Darroch Chua who has been appointed to referee at the upcoming Asia Rugby Division 2 Championship being held in Chinese Taipei between 15th-18th November.  Good luck Darroch!

*Photo courtesy of Lawrence Photography

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