Sports World: Kid-friendly rugby fun at Sports Hub

Kid-friendly rugby fun at Sports Hub

To build up towards the start of the rugby season at the Singapore Sports Hub, children above the age of seven can sign up for a Learn-to-play tag rugby programme this Saturday to get a taste of the sport. Interested participants can register at

To encourage more families to go for the Super Rugby matches that start next Saturday, there is a new Kids Go Free package for $128 that is available till Sunday.

The package comprises two single match Cat 1 adult tickets, and two teenagers or kids aged 17 and below can go in for free.

Tickets are available from Sports Hub Tix.

Local skaters come up short at Games

SAPPORO • National short-track speed skaters Lucas Ng and Cheyenne Goh did not progress past their respective quarter-finals in the 500m yesterday at the Asian Winter Games.

Ng, 29, finished 16th out of 39 skaters overall while 17-year-old Cheyenne was 11th out of 25 in her event.

They will compete in the 1,000m race today.

BAM ropes in peers for Lee's title quest

KUALA LUMPUR • The Badminton Association of Malaysia (BAM) yesterday initiated a special project to help national star Lee Chong Wei capture the men's singles title at the World Championships in August.

Men's singles coach Hendrawan has been appointed the head coach of the special project, which will also involve players Chong Yee Han, Lim Chi Wing, Soong Joo Ven, Soo Teck Zhi and Iskandar Zulkarnain Zainuddin.


Ronaldo's protege on ice after injury

JAKARTA • An Indonesian tsunami survivor and Cristiano Ronaldo protege has been forced to take a break from his football career over a knee injury.

The 19-year-old Martunis, sometimes described as Ronaldo's "adopted son", said he was quitting Java-based PS TNI to return to his home province of Aceh.


Land Rover drops drink driver Carter

WELLINGTON • New Zealand rugby legend Dan Carter revealed yesterday that luxury car maker Land Rover has dropped him as a brand ambassador after he was caught drink driving in Paris last week.

Carter has already admitted "a massive error in judgment" over the incident.


Ancelotti makes €5,000 donation

BERLIN • Bayern Munich coach Carlo Ancelotti will donate €5,000 (S$7,493) to charity after making an obscene gesture to Hertha Berlin fans on Saturday, the German football association (DFB) said on Tuesday.

The Italian had raised his middle finger and later said he had done it because he had been spat on.

The DFB said it had ended an investigation in return for the charity payment. It added: "The investigation has ceased. Linked to that is that the coach of Bayern Munich pays €5,000 to the Sepp-Herberger charity."


A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 22, 2017, with the headline 'Sports World'. Print Edition | Subscribe