Sports World: Low stays on as chief of S'pore Rugby Union

Low stays on as chief of S'pore Rugby Union

The Singapore Rugby Union (SRU) announced its management committee for 2015-16 yesterday, with Low Teo Ping continuing as president with no nominations for the position.

Other newly elected members include Samuel Sharpe as assistant honorary treasurer and Calven Bland as an ordinary member. The committee also re-appointed Jonathan Leow as vice- president after a vote.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 25, 2015, with the headline 'Sports World: Low stays on as chief of S'pore Rugby Union'. Print Edition | Subscribe