06 Jun '11, 9am

W00T W00T GO SINGAPORE Bigger tests lie ahead for Singapore's rugby team

W00T W00T GO SINGAPORE Bigger tests lie ahead for Singapore's rugby team

SINGAPORE: The Singapore Rugby Lions are a step closer to gaining promotion to the continent's top tier - next year's HSBC Asian Five Nations - after registering a 52-17 victory over Malaysia on Wednesday. The lunch-time kick-off at the Ansa-wa Stadium near Incheon, South Korea, ensured the Republic will be in Saturday's Asian Rugby Football Union (ARFU) Division 1 final against the hosts, who defeated the Philippines 32-20 in a later match. Singapore, who brought a 24-strong squad to Korea, were expecting a far stiffer test from the Malaysians, particularly after only edging them 25-23 last year. But Singapore seized the early initiative with first-half tries from scrum-half Azmi Suliman and No 8 Peter McFeely. Further tries after the break from second-row Marc Warburton, winger Alex Chew, substitute Jonathan Chen, full-back Nicholas Groen and second-row Gabriel Lee, and ...

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