Sports World: 12 S'pore schools to figure in rugby event

12 S'pore schools to figure in rugby event

Rugby players from local and international schools will get to vie for the chance to play in the April 17 World First Singapore Schools Sevens Under-14 Series Championship final.

Twelve schools will compete in three legs next month and in April.

The leading two teams at the end of the series will play at the National Stadium on the second day of the HSBC World Rugby Sevens in Singapore.

A two-day season pass for youths between 12 and 18 years at the event is priced at $75 for Category One (fixed seating), $65 for Category Two (free seating) and $25 for Category Three. For kids under 12, a season pass costs $2 for both Category Two and Category Three.

Problems mount as WorldT20 start nears

NEW DELHI • Storm clouds were gathering yesterday over cricket's World Twenty20, with the organisers still to release tickets or confirm venues.

Hundreds of thousands of fans are expected to attend the 16-team tournament, which begins on March 8 in India.

But, with question marks over the presence of the West Indies and New Delhi yet to receive clearance to host matches, most are not able to firm up travel plans.

The official line from the Indian board is that glitches, if any, will be ironed out soon.


West Brom squeak past Peterborough

LONDON • English Premier League football side West Bromwich Albion won a penalty shootout 4-3 to beat third-tier Peterborough United in an FA Cup fourth-round replay on Wednesday.

The game finished 1-1 after extra time.


AFL players to appeal against ban

MELBOURNE • Thirty-four Australian Football League (AFL) players yesterday instructed their lawyers to appeal a Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) ruling banning them for doping offences.

The past and present players from the Melbourne-based Essendon club were slapped with 12-month bans last month for using the substance thymosin beta-4 in a case that sent shockwaves through the sport.


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 12, 2016, with the headline 'Sports World'. Print Edition | Subscribe