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Super Rugby 2019: SUNWOLVES Inspire Young Fans At Fun-Filled Afternoon of Rugby Coaching

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SUNWOLVES players Jamie Henry (front row far right), skills coach Damian Karauna (front row right) , Alexander Woonton (front row middle), Hosea Saumaki (back row right) Pauliasi Manu (back row middle) and Nathan Vella (back row left)

The HITO-Communications SUNWOLVES are back in Singapore for the highly-anticipated Super Rugby match against the SHARKS, and some players joined a local rugby training session this afternoon at Sembawang Primary School ahead of the big game.

Over 50 students aged between 9 to 12 attended the session and had the opportunity to get up-close and personal with the players for some rugby fundamentals, skill workshops and fun interactive drills. The students who participated in the session were from Sembawang Primary School and are part of the school’s rugby team.

SUNWOLVES players Jamie Henry, Pauliasi Manu, Nathan Vella, Hosea Saumaki, Alexander Woonton and skills coach Damian Karauna expressed their joy about being able to give back to the sport and the local community, where they were able to share their knowledge and their rugby journeys with the students.

“It was awesome to see the look on the kids’ faces and I’m sure they all learnt something that they can take home with them,” said Nathan Vella.

“It’s the best day ever! I just started learning rugby not long ago so I’m so inspired after today. I want to keep on training and be like them!” said Eshaan Rai, 10 years old.

The SUNWOLVES has been running rugby clinics since adopting Singapore as a home base in 2016. This initiative was created for young rugby enthusiasts to meet the rugby stars in person, with this year aligning themselves with the local community and showing how Rugby Union as a sport is growing in Singapore.

Photo Credit: Singapore Sports Hub

Super Rugby 2019 takes place on 16th February 2019 and 23rd March 2019 at the Singapore National Stadium. Tickets available here

To celebrate the upcoming Super Rugby season, Singapore Sports Hub is running a lucky draw ticket promotion that will see a lucky winner claim a trip for two to Japan. To participate in the lucky draw, individuals will need to purchase a Platinum, Season Pass or Category 1 Super Rugby 2019 match ticket. The chances of winning are doubled with the purchase of Season Pass or Platinum tickets. The prize consists of a pair of return flights to Japan, two nights’ accommodation and two tickets to watch an international rugby match in 2019.

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