5 December 2017 – Malaysia Under 19 finished their test match with a winning note. They dominated and comfortably dispatch Politeknik Malaysia in their third and last friendly match earlier this evening.
The team had a comfortable first friendly match against Johor Barbarian where they won the game with 9 tries. They unable to repeat the same feat as they went down to a very compact Singapore Under 19 team in their second match. They lost 12 – 15 in the match that took place at the Tunku Mahkota Ismail Sports School.
Malaysia ended their test match on the positive note as they overcame Politeknik Malaysia. Malaysia beat Politeknik 30 – 5 as they showed much-improved performance compared to their second match.
Only 27 players remained with the squad at Merlimau as they will likely to trim the squad even more. Only 25 players will be on the plane.
Malaysia will face the United Arab Emirates in the tournament semifinal on 13th December 2017. The winner of the match will face either South Korea or the host, Philippines in the final which is scheduled to take place 3 days later. All the matches will take place at the Manila International School.
Photos by Nazrulhad Hashim