WOMEN’S 7s TEAM

The Singapore National Women’s 7s Team earned their 6th placing in Asia after coming back from an early try from Chinese Taipei in their 12-5 win in the Asian Women’s 7s Championships 2012 held in Pune, India.

Singapore were pooled with Asian giants Kazakhstan, Iran and United Arab Emirates (UAE) in the 15 team tournament that doubled as the Asian qualifier for the Rugby World Cup Sevens 2013 in Moscow.

Singapore started their first day with a 20-0 win against Iran but soon had their backs to the wall when UAE scored two early tries in their second game to put the Gulf up 12-0. Starved of possession and defending against a physically larger UAE side comprised of expatriates, Singapore struggled to make headway but the republic held fast and made the most of their opportunities to come from behind and close out the game 19-15. The last game of their day went the bookmakers way with Singapore losing 31-0 to Kazakhstan however Singapore’s two wins from the pool after day one placed them in the top eight teams in the tournament.

In the playoffs, eventual winners Fiji, were just too strong for Singapore who fell 47-0 to the islanders. Singapore’s bid to move into the 5th-6th playoff began strongly with Singapore drawing first blood against Thailand. The Thais replied immediately off the kickoff to bring the score to 7-0 in their favour but not before both sides scored another try each to tie the teams 12-12 at half time. A lapse in Singapore’s defence allowed Thailand to put in just a single try in the tightly contested encounter. With time running out, Singapore lost their last opportunity to get a score in when a quick throw-in was knocked on and the game ended 17-12 to Thailand.

Having beaten Chinese Taipei once in three encounters, the odds were not in Singapore’s favour and history looked like it was going to repeat itself when Taipei were the first on the board. However, Singapore dug deep and pulled off a 12-5 win against Chinese Taipei to place them 6th among the Asian teams.

Eventually, only two Asian teams, China and Japan, were able to nab the spots available for the Rugby World Cup Sevens 2013 with the third Asian spot going to Fiji who defeated current Asian champions China in the final.

Final Standings for Asian Women’s 7s 2012

1. Fiji
2. China
3. Japan
4. Kazakhstan
5. Hong Kong
6. Thailand
7. Singapore
8. Chinese Taipei
9. Philippines
10. Sri Lanka
11. Iran
12. India
13. UAE
14. Korea
15. Malaysia

Credited by:
Wang Shao Ing

 

ARSS Thailand

Esther Tan
Low Yu Hui
Ow Yong Yu Xiu Alvinia
Radiaka D/O Palanisamy
Priscilla Humpries
Christabelle Lim Mee
Goh Xin Yi
Elly Syazwani Binte Sudira
Samantha Teo Ming Li
Lee Yi Tian
Woo Xue Ni Annabel Bernadette
Wang Shao Ing

 

Hongkong 7s

Christabelle Lim Mee
Teo Siew Huai
Wang Shao Ing
Chloe Basanger
Lee Yi Tian
Goh XinYi
Woo Xue Ni Annabel Bernadette
Samantha Teo Ming Li
Ow Yong Yu Xiu Alvinia
Esther Tan
Clara Ko
Elly Syazwani Binte Sudira

 

ARSS Hongkong

Angela Zheng
Christabelle Lim Mee
Chan Jia Yu
Wang Shao Ing
Samantha Teo Ming Li
Woo Xue Ni Annabel Bernadette
Radiaka D/O Palanisamy
Lee Yi Tian
Eunice Chu Jia Hui
Wong Yi Lin
Lim Lee Lian
Goh Xin Yi

 

Asian Games

Goh Xinyi
Ow Yong Yu Xiu Alvinia
Elly Syazwani Binte Sudira
Chan Jia Yu
Wang Shao Ing
Lee Yi Tian
Wong YiLIn
Woo Xue Ni Annabel Bernadette
Christabelle Lim Mee
Low Yu Hui
Samantha Teo Ming Li
Eunice Chu Jia Hui

 

ARSS 1 Qing Dao

Sephora
Low Yu Hui
Sim Chiew Hong
Ang YueLi
Woo Xue Ni Annabel Bernadette
Chong Hui Min
Eunice Chu Jia Hui
Goh Xin Yi
Ow Yong Yu Xiu Alvinia
Samantha Teo Ming Li
Chan Jia Yu
Christabelle Lim Mee

 

ARSS 2 Colombo

Derelyn Chua Jia Ling
Low Yu Hui
Sim Chiew Hong
Ang YueLi
Woo Xue Ni Annabel Bernadette
Chong Hui Min
Eunice Chu Jia Hui
Goh Xin Yi
Ow Yong Yu Xiu Alvinia
Samantha Teo Ming Li
Chan Jia Yu
Geraldine Chai Jia Ling

 

Sea Games

Lee YiTian
Chua YiNi
Angelina Liu Hui Yun
Chan Jia Yu
Chloe Besanger Jacelyne
Lim LiYan
Samantha Teo Ming Li
Ow Yong Yu Xiu Alvinia
Derelyn Chua Jia Ling
Jeslyn Lim  Siok Feng
Wong YiLin
Christabelle Lim Mee

 

SEA 7s

Huab Arra Heloise Castro
Ang YueLi
Chong Hui Min
Elly Syazwani Binte Sudira
Ong Pei Yi
Christabelle Lim Mee
Lai Pui San
Ow Yong Yu Xiu Alvinia
Sim Chiew Hong
Eunice Chu Jia Hui
Nur Shuhadah Binte Mohamed Abdul Gaffoor
Lee Han Ni

 

ARSS 1 Hong Kong

Chong Hui Min
Woo Xue Ni Annabel Bernadette
Sim Chiew Hong
Lee Han Ni
Samantha Teo Ming Li
Ong Pei Yi
Vivian Eng Yan Ran
Eunice Chu Jia Hui
Lai Pui San
Chan Jia Yu
Christabelle Lim Mee
Ow Yong Yu Xiu Alvinia

 

ARSS 2 Korea

Nur Shuhadah Binte Mohamed Abdul Gaffoor
Elly Syazwani Binte Sudira
Samantha Teo Ming Li
Chan Jia Yu
Ti Tauasosi
Lai Pui San
Vivian Eng Yan Ran
Woo Xue Ni Annabel Bernadette
Eunice Chu Jia Hui
Ow Yong Yu Xiu Alvinia
Ong Pei Yi
Christabelle Lim Mee

 

ARSS 2 Sri Lanka

Nur Shuhadah Binte Mohamed Abdul Gaffoor
Wong YiLin
Samantha Teo Ming Li
Chan Jia Yu
Ti Tauasosi
Lai Pui San
Vivian Eng Yan Ran
Sim Chiew Hong
Eunice Chu Jia Hui
Ow Yong Yu Xiu Alvinia
Ong Pei Yi
Christabelle Lim Mee

 

Women’s 7s SEA Games

Ong Pei Yi
Sim Chiew Hong
Chan Jia Yu
Chu Jia Hui Eunice
Samantha Teo Ming Li
Ow Yong Yu Xiu Alvinia
Nur Shuhadah Binte Mohamed Abdul Gaffoor
Huab Arra Heloise Castro
Lai Pui San
Jayne Chan Jing Yi
Lee Han Ni
Wong Yilin

Womens 7s Management Team

Wang Shao Ing – Head Coach
Rex Wang Hong Jie- Assistant Coach
Sarah Tan Xiu Cheng – Physiotherapist
Angela Locke Ruth – Strength and Mental Coach
Bob Liu Yong Cai – Team Manager