Singapore Men's Rugby Team Feel the Heat as Phuket 7s Approaches

After two long years of wait, the Singapore Men's Rugby team is ready to rumble this weekend at the Asia Rugby Sevens Trophy

The Singapore Men's Rugby team at the jersey presentation ceremony pre-departure for the Phuket 7s. PHOTO: SINGAPORE RUGBY UNION


Singapore, 8 April 2022 - Booting up on a Sunday afternoon, the team buzzed away at the stands, anticipating another fulfilling training session in the sweltering weather. It was not long ago that they had returned to the field after a prolonged rugby dry spell triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic. Evidently, they were all grateful for the opportunity to represent the country at the upcoming Asia Rugby Sevens Trophy once again.


It’s been a long time coming for Adam Alexander Vine, who’s been a national team player for five years now. Beginning his rugby journey as early as primary school, the former sprinter came to enjoy the sport tremendously, especially the physicality of it.


“It’s always an honour donning the red and white on the field. We’re given the best opportunities, the best training and the best coaches in Singapore. I’m also honoured to be playing alongside talented teammates.”


Adam Vine receiving his jersey from Minister Edwin Tong.

PHOTO: SINGAPORE RUGBY UNION


Vine admits that getting back on the field was not an easy feat, everyone was rusty and dropping balls, and the team’s fitness was just not what it used to be.


Fast forward to the present, watching the team handling the ball like pros and executing their moves seamlessly without any sign of slowing down, it seems they’ve gotten back their groove within a short span of time.


Last appearing at the 2019 SEA Games, the athlete finds that he’s grown in terms of his physical form and ability to analyse the game. Striving to become a well-rounded player, Vine adds, “I felt like I needed to become more versatile as a player and expand my options if I wanted to stay on the team.”


With such a large pool of talent vying for a spot in the mens’ team, the cream of the crop is constantly looking to better themselves as team players and individuals who love the sport.


While the intense competitive atmosphere may be daunting to some, Vine is confident in meeting the challenge and enthusiastic about making room for the newer talents as well.


Keeping up a standard of excellence on the field, the team is locked and ready to rumble this weekend on the Phuket field. Show your support for this stellar team by catching them live on Singapore Rugby Union’s Facebook page on 9 and 10 April.


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