6 August 2018 – The 2018 KGV 7s finally saw SM Sains Hulu Selangor (SEMASHUR) lifted the championship trophy. This is the first time for SEMASHUR to win the KGV 7s after 4 years of disappointment.
KGV 7s became the place for SEMASHUR to redeemed themselves after their surprise exit in the SBP 7s after they lost to SM Sains Faris Petra in the quarter-final match a month ago. Big things were expected for SEMASHUR Under 16 team during the SBP 7s as this is the team who won the 2017 MSSM Milo Under 15 last year.
SEMASHUR lifted the KGV 7s title after they overcame the host, SMK King George V in the final match.
The first day went well for all the top team. SEMASHUR recorded the 100% record and ranked third for the knockout round draw. They comfortably beat Melaka High School, SMK Temin and SMK Bukit Kepayang in the group B.
The first rank belongs to the host. KGV scored an impressive 165 points without reply in the Pool A. The second rank was SSTMI Tsunami who end the first day at the top of Group E. Sekolah Tuanku Jaafar completed the top 4 team after the group stage as they win group D.
The second day started well with all the top 4 teams booked the semi-final spot. KGV needed to work hard to overcame Akademi Ragbi Selangor 12 – 10 in the first quarter-final. The other three teams had a much easier route with STJ got their revenge over SDAR who beat them in the SBP 7s semi-final. STJ won 17 – 7.
SSTMI Tsunami made sure they are in the semi-final after they beat resilient SMK Saujana 29 – 12. The last semi-final spot belongs to SEMASHUR who scored 4 tries to bear SM Sultan Abdul Halim 24 – 5.
SMK King George V dig deep in their semi-final match. They used all the support they had from the local supporter to overcame STJ and book the final match spot. KGV won the match 12 – 5. In the other semi-final, 2 first-half tries from SEMASHUR forced SSTMI Tsunami to change their game-plan completely in the second half. Although they managed to score 2 tries, that did not change the outcome of the match as SEMASHUR shocked the top-seeded team with 12 – 10 win in the second semi-final.
The final match saw SEMASHUR who had a much better start, completely in control throughout the match. They managed to score 4 tries, 2 was completed by Farhan Haziq Asyraf Johan while Muhammad Najmuddin Hisham and Muhammad Mirza Noor Affandie scored a try each. SEMASHUR lifted the 2018 KGV 7s title with 22 – 5 win over SMK King George V.
That was the second title for SEMASHUR as they won the Under 14 title at SDAR 10s while their Under 13 team became the runner-up in the Under 13 category.
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