5 December 2017 – Malaysia 7s team had their first training session at the Institut Sukan Negara (ISN) yesterday. That will be the start of the 1st phase of training ahead of their preparation for the 2018 games.
All 20 players who received the call-up attend the session. The team which consists of all 12 players in 2017 SEA Games gold medalist will be preparing for Commonwealth Games and Asia Games in 2018.
Their focus in ISN will be more on their strength and conditioning. 7s players have been active as they played for their club prior to this training session. Most of them came into the first phase in a very good physical condition.
The 7s team will only have their first tournament in January 2018. They will also start their session with the head coach, Mr. Saizul Hafifi next week.