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First S'porean in World Rugby committee

Women's rugby national coach Wang Shao-Ing yesterday became the first Singaporean to be appointed to a World Rugby advisory committee.

The 39-year-old lecturer, who is also the vice-chairman of the Singapore Rugby laws and discipline committee, was made a member of the world body's women's advisory committee.

Along with two other members, Wang will assist the committee's chairman Bill Pulver in overseeing the implementation of the women's rugby strategy, ahead of the Women's Rugby World Cup in Ireland next year.

"I am genuinely surprised but hugely honoured to have been even considered by the nominations committee for this role," Wang, who served as an official at the Rio Olympics' rugby 7s, said in a Singapore Rugby Union statement.

"The responsibility that follows... is not lost on me and I am grateful for the opportunity to contribute to the game."

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