Singapore Rugby League

 SRL Welcomes Chunming Wang


Singapore Rugby League is pleased to announce the appointment of Chunming Wang as team manager of the Jurong team. Chunming is an avid rugby league follower and a Jurong resident. After completing his PhD degree from NTU, Chunming believes there is great potential to attract players through the local tertiary institutes. "I am so glad if not thrilled to know that I can start contribution with such an important role! I would certainly love to take this position and to serve our Jurong team". Chunming indicated several stadia and colleges such as NTU and Ngee Ann Poly could be possible options for the Jurong Team. He also believes that the tertiary institutes are a great way to identify new players.

Chunming Wang's appointment adds to the SRL family with Simon Templar already appointed team manager for the Serangoon/Tampines team. SRL is still on the hunt for volunteers to assist with the Choa Chu Kang and Singapore City teams. These appointments are paramount to the successfulness of SRL and the inaugural SRL season. With close to 50 players already registering their intent to play in the inaugural season, it is volunteers who will be the make or break of domestic competition.

There has also been discussion about possible international matches at the end of 2012. Before this can even be touted, it is vital that the four team competition kicks off. There has been significant interest from the Philippines for a match this year, and also from Thailand, Japan and Indonesia for a prospective Asian Cup tournament. If you want to see the SRL and Asian rugby league reach its intended success, get behind the movement and volunteer your time to either playing or managing.
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Team Merger


The Tampines and Serangoon teams will merge to form a joint team. Yet to be formally named, the team is currently listed as Serangoon/Tampines. If your name was listed on either team, you will now be listed under the one banner.
The coach for the team will be Simon Templar, previously the Tampines coach.

The Current Situation


More has changed for rugby league in Singapore than just a new website. Since the creation of Singapore Rugby League 12 months ago, the following has been achieved:
  • 500+ fans on facebook and twitter
  • The appointment of Steve Bartlett as development officer
  • Acquiring the support of forming Australian and St George player Colin Fraser
  • Receiving support from RLIF manager Tas Batieri
  • Receiving support from ARL development officer and Singapore born Tony Ashton
  • Holding initial talks with Indonesia Rugby League
  • Obtaining media coverage through Rugby League International Scores, Love Rugby League,,, League Unlimited, Rugby League Planet and Global Rugby League
  • The addition of over 30 players to the Singapore Rugby League database
What we are planning:
  • An ARL accredited and run coaches, referees and players training camp
  • A 4 team domestic competition
  • An invitational match against Indonesia and Philippines
  • An inaugural Asia Cup
Unfortunately for Singapore Rugby League, our development officer Steve Bartlett has relocated from Singapore for work reasons. Although excellent for Steve, it does leave a massive hole in the organisational structure of Singapore Rugby league. As a result, we are now calling on Singapore residents to assist in our program and help with grass roots development in Singapore. If you can help in any way please be sure to contact

Pattaya 9's


Singapore RL is currently organising plans to attend the Pattaya 9's tournament, in Thailand.

The event will be held on June 11 at the Horseshoe Point Resort & Country Club.

We currently have a group of 16 who have expressed their desire to represent Singapore at the event.

This group consists of players, coaches, managers and trainers, with many having top level rugby union experience. 

Although the event is still two months away, we have discussed with Indonesia RL the possibility of entering a combined team if player numbers is an issue.

This leads to the first meeting between SRL Development Officer Stephen Bartlett, and Indonesia RL's Rodney Holt. The meeting, held in Singapore, was a great chance to share ideas and views on rugby league development. Both SRL and the IRLF have plans to introduce the sport to both schools and adults over the next 12 months, with the possibility of a match played between the nations at the closure of 2012.


Stephen Bartlett and Rodney Holt



In Singapore, interest has continued to flow. We are now very close to confirming the coaches for the Tampines Tigers, City Roosters and the Jurong Dugongs. We are still taking expressions of interest for the coaching role at the Choa Chu Kang Rats.

Former NRL star backs rugby league for Singapore


Amid the splendour of the Marina Bay Sands, Development Officer and City Roosters member Stephen Bartlett had the opportunity to meet with Colin Fraser, former St George Dragons player, to discuss the plans for the code here.


Having played more than two hundred first grade games during his career he became involved in the establishment of the Perth based Super League side in the mid-90’s so certainly knows a thing or two about establishing rugby league in new places.


During the meeting Colin expressed his excitement at the developments being made and how good it was to see so many local lads wanting to give it a go with the expatriate Europeans and Antipodeans.

Colin has followed his career as a high quality forward with a career in Sports marketing and has a number of ideas for the growth of the game in Singapore which are being discussed prior to the competition roll out in March 2012.


With the State of Origin series fast approaching it would be a good time for those interested in playing to meet up, down a few schooners and watch what is always a highlight of the rugby league calendar.

There will be a meet and greet session held soon, with plans for the inaugural SRL competition and training sessions for each four teams to be explained in full.


Details to follow!

SRL Development Officer Steve Bartlett (left) with Colin Fraser

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