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Mamu to receive Razlan Putra Medal award

25 October 2017 – Nazuriddin Abdul Latif better known as Mamu need no introduction for Malaysia Rugby fan. He is ever present for both club and Malaysia for years. Mamu, with his busy rugby schedule, completed his tertiary education at University Putra Malaysia. He has a diploma in Computer Programming. However, his desire to give back to society and contribute to the nation led him to pursue a degree in Physical Education, of which he passed and waiting for the convocation.

Nazuriddin will be smiling during the upcoming graduation day. He will receive the honorable Razlan Putra Medal award. It is an award for those who excel in the academy as well as in sport in University Putra Malaysia.

Mamu was awarded Dean’s List once, which qualifies him to receive the award. His co-curricular activity on the international level is impressive. He played for Malaysia on numerous occasion.

  • Player Asian Rugby Division 1 Malaysia 15s Royal Selangor (Champion Cup)
  • Player Rugby Olympic Qualifying 7s Hong Kong
  • Player Rugby SEA Games 2015 Singapore
  • Player Rugby Commonwealth Rugby 7s Glasgow
  • Player Asian Games Rugby 7s Incheon, Korea

Mamu rugby career actually started back in 2004. His leadership quality and experience made him the captain for the UPM Serdang Angels (2016-2017). His finest hours as the captain include winning the MRL 2016 with all local university players.

This award proved that sportsman can also excel in the academy. This Perlis born rugger has shown that you can be excellent both on and off the field if you can dedicate and discipline yourself to reach your goal.

Photos from Mamu’s facebook account and  Zainuddin Mamat

 

 

 

Keris Conlay earned ELITE title

18 July 2017 – Keris Conlay is winning every single tournament that they join in 2017. Conlay earned their latest title as they beat Panthers Blowpipes in the final of ELITE 7s Men at MBPJ Stadium, Kelana Jaya.

Keris Conlay was in complete control in the final match and had their first try through Mohd Khariul Aimi’s try in the first minute. That came after a good work from Uesa Lesumaitahiti whose powerful run stunned the Blowpipes’ players.

Aizat Ashmer Azahar double try in the 4th and 7th minutes made sure that Conlay in total domination. Fairuz Abdul Rahman and Nor Azmi Saruman added 4 more points with two succesful conversion for Conlay to lead 19 – 0 in the first half.

Blowpipes did thir best at the start of the second half but Conlay stood tall to block the effort. In fact, Conlay added another try and conversion through Uesa with Fairuz scored Conlay third conversion in the match.

Things got worst for Blowpipes as their core player Faridzal Ismail yellow carded with one minute to go. Blowpipes however, manage to score their consolation penalty through Tubuna Ratu Peni Buketeivalu in the dying minute. Match ended with 26 – 5 win for Keris Conlay.

Keris Conlay who was lead by the national player, Fairuz Abdul Rahman, had a wonderful tournament as they were unbeaten in all 6 matches that they played. They bring back RM 3000, championship trophy and medals as the champion.

Bunga Raya Junior finished third as they overame NS Wanderers 35 – 5 in the third place match. The Under 20 national team did well to beat Wanderers who defeated them in the group match earlier.

Front Row Club who was expected to be one of the top rank team in the competition finished dissapoint fifth as they beat Singa Malaya of Singapore in the 5th/6th match. Front Row represented by numbers of Malaysia 15s players.

Another Singapore team, Singa Cubs beat ASAS RC in the 7th/8th matches.

Elite 7s Men Standing :

1. Keris Conlay
2. Panthers Blowpipes
3. Bunga Raya Junior
4. NS Wanderers
5. Front Row Club
6. Singa Malaya
7. Singa Cubs
8. ASAS RC

Photos by Zainuddin Mamat/ragbionline

Dianatasha double crowned Dingoes the Elite tittle

18 July 2017 – Front Row Club Dingoes was crowned as the ELITE 7s Women champion as they overcame Singapore Select in the final. Dingoes beat Singapore 10 – 5 in the dramatic final as Dianatasha double tries sealed the deal.

Singapore Select gave their all in the final as they fought from toe to toe through out the matches. Dingoes had a better start as Dianatsha scored their first try in the second minutes. Singapore did not let their head down as they work their way through. They scored the equaliser with 5 minutes to go through Amanda Ng Guang Ling.

Everyone expected the match to be extended into extra time with both team cancelling out one another. Dianatasha became the hero as he scored Dingoes second try in the last play of the match after she finished a great team move to win the match for Dingoes.

Dingoes were untoucable through out the group stage, won all 5 matches comfortably. Dingoes scored 125 points and let their opponents to only have 10 points. They started the first day by beating Singapore Select 10 – 0. Their biggest win was when they beat Kelab Sukan DBKL 43 – 0 in the second match. They finished top of the group.

Choong Mei Ling was the biggest point contributor as she scored 44 points for Dingoes. Mona Tiarah was also in excellent form as she scored 7 tries through out the tournament

Singapore Select got into the final match as they beat Simba RC with a greater points different to finish second in the group match.

In the 3rd/4th matches, KL Tigers got the revenge that they wanted over Simba RC. Tigers lost to Simba in the earlier group matches 19 – 17. KL Tigers beat Simba RC 15 – 5 to finish third.

COBRA Venom who suffered defeat in all 5 group matches played thier best game in the 5th/6th matches as they beat Kelab Sukan DBKL 25 – 0 to finish 5th.

Elite 7s Women standing :

1. FRC Dingoes
2. Singapore Select
3. KL Tigers
4. Simba RC
5. COBRA Venom
6. KSDBKL

Photos by Zainuddin Mamat/ragbionline

Mamu ended his legacy with a bang

17 July 2017 – The captain for UPM Angels ended his MASUM campaign with a bang.

Nazuridin Abd Latiff, assisted his team to extend their fine run of gold medal in Rugby by beating UiTM in the final with 33-10 scoreline, winning for the medal for 4 consecutive years.

 

This MASUM game is the swan song for Nazuridin as he had completed his tertiary education at UPM. He has a diploma in Computer Programming. However, his desire to give back to society and contribute to the nation lead him to pursue a degree in Physical Education, of which he passed and waiting for the convocation.

He started playing rugby since 2004. Throughout his rugby journey, he has played 15 times for Malaysia 7s (2013-2016), played as Pack Leader (2014-2015) and captained the UPM Angels (2016-2017).

 

His finest hours include winning the MRL 2016 with all local university players and representing Malaysia for the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow 2014.

He suffered ACL injury. However, this doesn’t stop him from playing. A persistent person he is. We hope that Nazuridin continue playing after MASUM and continue to be active in rugby. Rumours has it…he is heading to the east cost for the coming Piala Agong.

By Zainuddin Mamat/ragbionline

Udt unsure on ELITE 7s participation.

13 July 2017 – Fairuz Abdul Rahman who is better known as Udt among Malaysia rugby fans and friends is still unsure on his participation at the ELITE 7s this coming weekend. Udt suffered an injury which limits him to just one appearance during the recent Asia Rugby Championship Division 1 in Ipoh. Malaysia went on to win the championship as they won all the three matches.

Fairuz suffered Medical Collateral Ligament Injury grade 2 as Malaysia beat the United Arab Emirates on match day 1. That injury forced him to come off with 20 minutes to go in the second half. Udt completed 3 conversions and a penalty to contribute 9 points for Malaysia in that match before the injury. Udt is still nursing the injury and still need to fulfill another appointment with the Institut Sukan Negara (ISN) to update and monitor his knee development.

Fairuz supposes to be the key player for Keris Conlay setup. He leads the team to win the AirAsia Malaysia Rugby League which lead him to win the best player in the final.

The 32 years old experience could be vital for the team. He played for 6 years in Malaysia 7s setup in the Asia Rugby 7s Series from 2008 until 2014 with another countless tournament for both national team and club within that year. Fairuz last 7s tournament was back in April where he leads SAHOCA to reach the semi-final before the were beaten by the current Malaysia 7s setup.

Keris Conlay is still one of the team to beat in the ELITE 7s as they still can field in the likes of Mohd Akmal Abd Manaf, Noor Azmi bin Saruman and Muhammad Sharil Riduan bin Effendy. Conlay is in Group A alongside Bunga Raya Junior, NS Wanderers and Singa Malaya from Singapore.

The ELITE 7s will take place at the MBPJ Stadium, Kelana Jaya with the first match for both day will start at 10.00am. You can also watch the knockout round match live at http://tvcentral.my/rugby-elite-7s-2017/

We wish Fairuz to have a speedy recovery.

Photos by Zainuddin Mamat/ragbionline

Keris Conlay confirm participation in Elite 7’s

11 June 2017 – The 2017 AirAsia Malaysia Rugby League Premier champion team, Keris Conlay have confirm their participation in the upcoming Elite 7’s 2017. The champion participation will certainly lift up the tournament standard as they join the like of ASAS RC, NS Wanderers and Bunga Raya Jr in Men category.

This will leave only 3 teams from Singapore, will take part in the tournament. Singa Malaya and Singa Cubs will play in Men category while Singapore Select will be the sixth team in Women.

There’s no news about the Keris Conlay line up. However, it would be great to see if they field in their best 7’s team out of the 15’s team who were crowned as the Premier champion earlier this year although this will be a totally different kind of tournament.

The Elite 7’s will take place at the Majlis Bandaraya Petaling Jaya Stadium. It will start on 15th while the final match is schedule to take place on 16th July 2017.

The list of competing teams are:

Men
1. Keris Conlay
2. Singa Cubs
3. Singa Malay
4. NS Wanderers
5. Front Row Clubs
6. Panthers Blowpipes
7. Bunga Raya Jr
8. ASAS RC

Women
1. Singapore Select
2. FRC Dingoes
3. UiTM Simba
4. KL Tigers
5. KSDBKL
6. COBRA Venom

**Article amended on 12 June 2017, 7.46 due to wrong interpretation on the information. Thank You

14 teams confirm participation for Elite 7’s

11 June 2017 – 8 Men teams and 6 Women team had confirmed their participation for the 2017 Elite 7’s. The numbers of team is equal to the participation team for the upcoming South East Asia Games soon.

The Elite 7’s will take place at the Majlis Bandaraya Petaling Jaya Stadium. The two days event will start on 15th July. They will have the final match of the tournament on the 16th July.

4 teams from Singapore will participate, 3 in the Men category while another one is in the women. They are Singa Lions, Singa Cubs and Singa Malaya for Men while Singapore Select will play in Women category.

Another 12 teams are local Malaysia clubs. They are NS Wanderers, Front Row Club, Panthers Blowpipes, Bunga Raya Junior and ASAS RC for Men. 5 other teams in Women are FRC Dingoes, UiTM Simba, KL Tigers, KSDBKL and COBRA Venom.

This tournament will be the pre-SEA games tournament. The organiser will take this chance to test the technical part of the games as well to see the flow of the match.

Malaysia will be the host for the South East Asia Games on the 19th August until 30th August 2017. Rugby 7’s is one of the 38 Games where two Gold Medal are up for grab in Men and Women category.

Malaysia are targeting two golds from both event which will start on 19th to 20th August 2017.

SAHOCA strolled to Semi final

27 April 2017 – SAHOCA Rugby Club is the first team to book the semi final spot in the 2017 Kedah Rugby League. 10 clubs from all over Kedah took part in the competition as they compete for Dato’ Wira Othman Aziz trophy.

SAHOCA RC kept their 100% record as they comfortably won all the four matches. SAHOCA only let their opponents to score 16 points in all four matches while they managed to gather 221 points. SAHOCA beat USM Jokers RC 59 – 8, before they crashes Langkawi Eagles 62 – 0. MSI Matador gave their all in the third match but that didn’t stop SAHOCA as they beat the Matador 35 – 3. SAHOCA recorded their biggest win in their last match as they beat Red Ant RC 65 – 5.

SAHOCA is the only team to score maximum 12 points so far. MSI Matadors and USM Jokers will face one another in the winner takes all match in game week 5. Both team with 2 wins out of 3 matches. They are hoping to finish second to follow SAHOCA into the Cup Semi Final. USM Jokers is having a slight advantage with a better points scored especially after they recorded the biggest win of the tournament when they completely demolished Red Ants RC 80 – 24.

Meanwhile in Group B, it’s a three way fight to make it into the semi final. Kristal AS Blues RC and Jitra Old Boys RC both collected 9 points. However Jitra still have a game in hand. That will be one of the most important match as Jitra will take on RMR Saka RC who sits 3rd with 6 points. Points different will be the one to look for if RMR Saka RC able to overcome Jitra Old Boys in the last match.

Kedah Rugby League will continue on 5 May as they give way to Langkawi International Rugby 7’s on 29 and 30th April 2017.

Photos by Hafiz Kathi/SAHOCA RC and Khairil A Jaafar/Arena Hijau Kuning

Rimau clinched Langkawi tittle

30 April 2017 – It was a final match between 2 national team in Langkawi International Rugby 7’s. Rimau 7’s, the name the national 7’s team used for the tournament beat SAHOCA Red which was consist of numbers of Malaysia 15’s player who just came back from Perth. Rimau edged SAHOCA 26 – 21.

Both team had the perfect 100% record on the first day to top their respective group. They continue their fine performance as they dominated the quarter final match. Rimau 7’s did not let Wipers Alamanda to have a breather when they controlled the match from the very first whistle. Rimau beat Wipers to setup semi final match against SSTMI Tsunami. SAHOCA had an excellent quarter final when they recorded the biggest win in the Cup quarter final. Red was miles better to beat Iskandar Raiders 46 – 0 and set a mouth watering final against Mersing Eagles.

SSTMI with numbers of young talented rugger unable to provide any challenge against Rimau. Rimau ran out 37 – 0 over the young SSTMI. Mersing Eagles pushed SAHOCA to play their best game in the semi final before The Red overcame the Eagles 31 – 14 and setup the match all the Malaysia rugby fan wanted to see in the final.

SAHOCA lead by national player, Mohd Fairuz Abdul Rahman drew the first blood as they broke the deadly in the second minutes, only to ignite Rimau 7’s to come back with 2 tries and a conversion in the first half. Rimau lead SAHOCA 12 – 7 in the first seven minutes.

It was the match that could end either way. SAHOCA certainly showed what they can do as they want to keep the tittle for 2 consecutive years. Both team played their best game only to see Rimau clinched the tittle as they won 26 – 21 after the final whistle. 3 Fijians, Jone Marawa, Etonia Vaqa and Illeasa Tiqe in the SAHOCA team unable to help them to win the match.

Rimau 7’s brought home RM 1500, medals as well as the championship trophy for winning the Cup final.

Panthers Blowpipes clinched Plate as they beat Wipers Alamanda 19 – 7 in the Plate final. Terengganu RT also won the Bowl tittle as they won their macth against Junior Bost Gaurus 26 – 5.

Rimau 7’s win the championship, it certainly a well welcome tittle as that will create a big boost among the player as they need to gain confident to go for the gold in the upcoming SEA Games. They will have another test in July as they will compete in the Pre SEA Games. Rimau 7’s lost in the final in the last SEA 7’s earlier in this month in Singapore at the hand of the host who will also compete in the SEA Games.

Photos by Hafiz Kathi/ SAHOCA RC

Rimau roar in Langkawi 7’s

29 April 2017 – Malaysia national 7’s team which is known as Rimau 7’s at the Langkawi International Rugby 7’s had the perfect start in the first day. The team who is preparing for the upcoming SEA Games in Kuala Lumpur, won all the three group matches. They finished top with maximum points as well as with the impressive score.

Rimau started the day in Langkawi with a bang as they crushed Iskandar Raiders 46 – 0. They kept their momentum high in the second match. Rimau made it clear that they are on a mission when they beat Junior Silver Gaurus 34 – 5.

Rimau 7’s made sure they finish top of group C and kept their 100% group matches record as they overcame Majlis Sukan Negeri Kedah 49 – 5 in the last match.

In the quarter final, Rimau 7’s will face Wipers Alamanda Rugby who finished second in the group D. Wipers beat Perlis Borders Boys and UPNM Smookies before suffered defeat 50 – 0 in the hand of last year champion, SAHOCA RC who won all the 3 group matches as well.

The other two teams who kept their 100% winning percentage in the group matches were last year runner-up, Mersing Eagles and SSTMI Tsunami. Both teams are from Johor. Eagles will take on Panthers Blowpipes while SSTMI will face Senior Silver Gaurus in the cup quarter final. The other semi final match will see SAHOCA takes on Iskandar Raiders.

Panthers Blowpipes recorded the biggest win in the tournament so far as they strolled to 67 – 0 win over the home team, Langkawi Rebels in their last group match.

Rimau 7’s is certainly on course to at least make it into the semi final but it will be great to see the team win the championship after their recent disappointment in Singapore as they were well beaten in the South East Asia 7’s final to the host nation.

The knock out round will resume tomorrow morning at 10.00 with the matches from Bowl category. The 16 teams tournament take place at the Langkawi Sports Complex, Langkawi Island, Kedah.

Photos by Hafiz Kathi/SAHOCA Rugby Club