02 Aug '11, 3pm

Rugby: Singapore wins bronze at Touch World Cup

Rugby: Singapore wins bronze at Touch World Cup

SINGAPORE: The sport might not be so big in Singapore but that did not stop the women's Touch team from scoring on the world stage. The team finished third at the recent Touch World Cup in Scotland. The lack of size was not an obstacle as the women used their speed and agility to win honours for Singapore. Touch is a modified version of League Rugby with minimal contact. The World Cup in Scotland held in June, saw 26 countries competing. And 12 months of hard work paid off for the Singapore Team, as they beat bigger teams like England 5-4 for the bronze medal. Singapore's Women Touch Team captain, Alvina Yong, said: "It is quite a great achievement because most of us are self-funded, so we spent lots of time and money on this trip, so to be able to come away with a bronze medal is quite a great satisfaction." Yu Chien Chih, one of the expatriate players on the team, said: ...

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