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Rugby: Singapore youngster Jay-Hykel to play for Dragons at Hong Kong 10s showpiece

Published on Mar 20, 2014 2:16 PM
 
Singapore rugby standout Jay-Hykel Jailani will mix it with the big boys next week as he represents the Asia Pacific Dragons at the prestigious Hong Kong 10s tournament. -- BH FILE PHOTO: MOHD TAUFIK A KADER

Singapore rugby standout Jay-Hykel Jailani will mix it with the big boys next week as he represents the Asia Pacific Dragons at the prestigious Hong Kong 10s tournament.

The 20-year-old winger, who impressed at the HSBC Asian Rugby Sevens last year, was given a spot as part of a tie-up between the Singapore Rugby Union and the Dragons, an invitational side which showcases the region's best players.

Jay-Hykel will receive guidance from Dragons coach Tana Umaga, the legendary former All Blacks captain, during the March 26-27 showpiece.

The youngster, who has yet to represent Singapore at the 15s level, said: "It is a rare opportunity indeed, and I am determined to make the best of it. I know I have a lot to learn, and I hope I can represent Singapore rugby well."

 
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