13 January 2018 – Melaka starts their early preparation for the upcoming MSSM rugby 2018. They will be having the 2018 Melaka Curtain Raiser Rugby Cup 15s. This tournament also symbolizes the start of rugby season in Melaka.
8 school from all over Melaka will compete in the 15s format. This tournament is set for the Under 18 age group. Players will have the chance to impress the coaching team to represent MSSM Melaka team in the MSSM Tournament which will take place in March. Pahang will be the host for 2018 edition after Perak host them in 2017.
The 3rd Edition of Melaka Curtain Raiser Rugby Cup 15s will see Melaka High School in Group A alongside SMK Munshi Abdullah, MRSM Tun Ghafar Baba, and SMK Telok Mas. Group B will consist of SM Sains Muzaffar Syah, SMK Seri Tanjong, MRSM Alor Gajah as well as the tournament host, KV Melaka Tengah.
The one-day tournament will give an early indication for Melaka on how they will set up their MSSM team soon. The MSS Melaka Under 18 tournament will take place on 20 February. That will be the time Melaka to complete their team.
The idea to create the Melaka Curtain Raiser Rugby Cup 15s was from the Ex-Senior Supervisor for Sports, JPN Melaka who is also a coach as well as a referee, Tuan Haji Kamaruddin bin Othman, better known as Cikgu KO among friends. This 3rd edition is organized by the JPN Melaka with the collaboration of Melaka Rugby.