This year’s Women’s League has been keenly contested by 4 teams – Bedok Kings Skyllas Wolves, Bedok Kings Skyllas Rhinos, Blacks, and Bucks. As the ladies are gearing up to lace their boots again after the well-deserved mid season break, here’s a recap of the season thus far.
After 3 rounds of matches, Bedok King Skyllas Wolves find themselves leading the table with 3 wins – and a huge point difference of 120 points. They kicked off their campaign in emphastic fashion with a 65-0 victory against their sisters from Bedok – the Bedok Kings Skyllas Rhinos. If recording the biggest win of the season wasn’t enough, they recorded the biggest upset of the league as well in the 2nd round, as they edged past favourites and 8-time reigning champions Blacks 29-22 in what was an extremely tight affair. They then went on to score another 48 unanswered points in the match against Bucks in the 3rd round.
Reigning champions Blacks find themselves in an unfamiliar position – 2nd in the table – but have put up impressive performances in all of their matches thus far as well. In the 1st round, they recorded a resounding 32-0 victory at Turf City against Bucks. Despite going down valiantly to Bedok King Skyllas Wolves in the 2nd round, they bounced back immediately as they edged out Bedok King Skyllas Rhinos 17-12 in another tight encounter.
Bedok Kings Skyllas Rhinos are 3rd in the table – with 1 win under their belt. Despite the heavy loss to the Wolves in the 1st round, the Rhinos put their disappointment behind to rally to a 12-10 victory over Bucks in the 2nd round – passing their test of character with flying colours. The 3rd round saw them putting up a brave fight against defending champions Blacks, eventually going down 10-12.
Bucks, despite being bottom of the pile, have put up strong performances in their matches against more experienced opponents. Despite losing heavily to defending champions in the 1st round, they bowed out with a losing bous point in their 2nd match against Rhino, before succumbing to Wolves in the 3rd round.
Wolves have impressed everyone and exceeded expectations with their focus and determination as they sit atop the league table. However, reigning champions Blacks will not want to give their crown up so easily as they still have a quality squad at their disposal. 8 out of the 12-woman Singapore squad that was sent to the Asia Rugby Women’s Sevens Series 2017 play for Blacks, and they will be looking to put things right once the 2017/18 season resumes next week.
Photo Credits: Eric Lim