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KPMBP Raven – The right place for ruggers

17 March 2018 – Post SPM students will rugby background who are still looking for the place to further their study should consider KPM Bandar Penawar in their list. With numbers of great benefit and great job opportunity for the future, students should set their sight in KPM. Students will also have great rugby program with KPM teams actively involved in the tournament all over Malaysia. KPM rugby program started to show result after they first established back in 2012.

Application for admission to the MARA Bandar Penawar Professional College (KPMBP) session June 2018

1⃣ Diploma in Integrated Logistic Management (2 years) ??
2⃣ Diploma in Accountancy (2 years) ??

Eligibility requirements
? Malay Credit (minimum ©)
? English credit (minimum ©)
? Math Credit (minimum ©)

Benefits of Studying in KPMBP
⚠ Tuition fees are fully funded by MARA. ? ?
⚠ The dormitory is provided. ? The accommodation fee is also fully funded by MARA ?
Bul Monthly allowance of RM300 ?
⚠ Recognized MQA. ✔ Going forward to study at public and private universities in ? and abroad ?
? Great job opportunities in accounting and logistics
Berl Training opportunities ? with players and national trainers at SSTMI

The application can be made through the website
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Applications are open from 1 March until 30 March 2018

Admission of students is June 2018

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For rugby players who pass the entry requirements, please contact ☎ En Safuan directly at 012-6970212


About KPMBP Raven

Established: 2012
23 current members/players
Coach: Sufi Hafizudin Hadwan (Tiang)

Silver Medal – Institusi Pendidikan MARA (IpMA) Games
2nd runners-up – Saints 7’s (St Andrew’s College, Singapore)
4th place – Phoenix 7’s (United World College SEA, Singapore)
Plate Champion – Straits Rugby Challenge (Marlborough College Malaysia)
Friendly match with St Andrew’s Junior College @ SSTMI rugby pitch (15-a-side)

Plate 1st runners-up – Phoenix 7’s (United World College SEA, Singapore)
Grouping – Sukipt 7’s
Bowl Champion – FITSI 10’s (Seri Iskandar, Perak)
Friendly match with St Andrew’s Junior College @ SSTMI rugby pitch (15-a-side)

Other notable achievements:
2017 National 7’s – 2 players played for NS U21 (Muhammad Nadzha, Md Izzainur Ariff)
2018 National 7’s – 2 players playing for NS Senior (Muhammad Nadzha, Muhammad Aeiman Rahmat)

A close relationship with SSTMI Tsunami.
Strong support from college’s management.

Lions roared to first ever Gold medal

10 February 2018 – UiTM Lions matched the pre-tournament prediction as they win the first ever Gold medal in SUKIPT 2018 Women Rugby 7s. The team represented by numbers of current and previous national players overcame Universiti Putra Malaysia in the final.

UPM Ladies Angels previously shocked UiTM Simba in the group stage to advance to the knockout round. That win shocked everyone who expected UiTM Lions to stroll until the final.

Lions as the pool champion, did not face any trouble in the semi-final. They overcame Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia 38 – 0, scoring 6 tries in the process. UPM also had an impressive semi-final match. They got better of Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris 17 – 0.

Universiti Teknologi MARA shifted into another gear for their final match. They dominated the match from the early encounter and did not let UPM play their game.

Match experience and fitness were certainly the difference between the two finalists. UiTM with 6 players who used and current national players, was way too good for UPM. Rozliana Ridwan, Henrietta David and Euphrasia Anne Cralis who were in the bronze medal squad during the 2017 Kuala Lumpur SEA Games played magnificently in the final. Rozliana scored 1 while Henrietta provided two tries for UiTM while the 4th try produce by Sherron David. Eupharasia Anne’s pace also caused trouble to the opponent as her run opened the gap for her teammate.

Other notable national players in UiTM are Abbygale Rayone Michael Lojinggu who played for Malaysia in 2015 Singapore SEA Games, Wan Noor Shafiqa Mohd Radza (MALAYSIA SEA 7s) as well as Divine Juvinol who represented Malaysia U20 in Hong Kong.

Universiti Teknologi MARA beat Universiti Putra Malaysia 24 – 0 to win the first-ever gold in SUKIPT Women Rugby 7s.

8 teams took part in the first-ever women category in the SUKIPT, a good sign of women participation in the rugby. The tournament took place at the Padang A, Universiti Putra Malaysia

The 3 days SUKIPT 2018 Rugby 7s was broadcast live through RagbionlineTV youtube channel.

The full match result:

Photos by Zainuddin Mamat

Mustang defeated Angels for Gold

9 February 2018 – International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) produced one of their finest display and produced the comeback of the tournament in the final match. They overcame hot favourite, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) in the gold medal match of the 2018 SUKIPT Rugby 7s.

IIUM, better known as Mustang, was the underdog with everyone expected star-studded UPM Angels to take the gold. Things started so well for Angels with total domination in the first 5 minutes of the match. They scored 2 tries as well as a conversion to comfortably lead 12 – 0. Two yellow cards for Angels opened up space for Mustang as they scored their first try through Muhammad Hakimie Badrul Hisham at the end of the first half. Mustang captain, Jahangir Khan Majith Khan added 2 more points as they close the gap.

Angels managed to put the team together back and scored their third try at the start of the second half. National player, Siddiq Jalil used all his experience as he powered through Mustang defensive line. Angels lead Mustang 17 – 7 after Siddiq failed to complete the conversion.

Mustang who lost one of their key player, Muhammad Mirza as early as in the first match because of the ankle strain, did not back down. Another quick attacking display lead by the player of the tournament, Muhammad Mohamed Nilam saw Muhammad Khairi scored Mustang second try. Mustang closed the gap to the 3 points game as Jahangir completed his second conversion.

Khairul Azhar Saarani boys kept going and were rewarded with the third try. From deep inside their own half, right after the final siren, Mustang produced the last try of the match. Muhammad Khairi became Mustang hero as he scored the try which reward IIUM first ever gold in rugby. Mustang defeated Angels 19 – 17.

The win for IIUM over UPM is certainly a good sign for Malaysia rugby as that shows other IPT started a good rugby program to compete with UPM who was in total domination before this. IIUM started their preparation since December 2017 at their main campus in Gombak. They faced problem in having a complete squad since two of their team members are still studying at the IIUM Kuantan and IIUM Gambang. They also took their training session to Batu Caves, FRIM as well as Lake Garden in order to create strong bonding among members.

27 teams took part in the men rugby 7s which took place at the Padang A, Universiti Putra Malaysia

The three days tournament was broadcast live on RagbionlineTV youtube channel.

Full match result :

Photos by : Zainuddin Mamat

Father against son in Melaka

5 February 2018 – A family was divided into two for 60 minutes as a son played against his father and his elder brother in Melaka. The Bowl semi-final between XMoruc and UiTM Strait Hawks in 2018 Melaka Rugby League saw Xmoruc came out victorious and advance to the Bowl final.

19 years old Adeeb Adliey faced his 21 years old brother Aliff Najmiey as well as his 46 years old father, Mohd Nazir who played for XMoruc. Adeeb’s UiTM unable to use their mobility as XMoruc dominated and beat them 20 – 7. The match took place at the KV Melaka Tengah.

XMoruc will face EXSEL in the Bowl Final. That match will be held at KV Melaka Tengah on 10 February. Kick off will be at 4.30pm

It is always great to see the father figure of Mohd Nazir influence his two sons to follow his footstep to play rugby.

Elsewhere, Politeknik Merlimau fired warning as they continue their fine display in Melaka League. The Hornets overcame another top team, Highlanders 49 – 12. Sufi Mustaqim was their top performers as he scored one try as well as completed 3 conversions.

Universiti Teknikal Melaka narrowly beat Boys of Merlimau in the earlier kick-off. A conversion made the difference as UTEM beat BOM 7 – 5.

Do follow the latest update on Melaka League at

‘Malaysia’ Angels expect to go all the way

29 January 2018 – Univeriti Putra Malaysia men team is expected to go all the way in the upcoming Sukan Institut Pengajian Tinggi (SUKIPT) 2018. This is due to the outstanding quality they have throughout the team line-up.

Better known as Angels, UPM will be powered by 3 current national players in the Malaysia sevens squad. They are Siddiq Amir, Khairul Abdillah and Nur Azri Azmi. They are also part of Malaysia 7s squad who won the first ever Gold medal in the last 2017 Kuala Lumpur SEA Games. They are now preparing for the upcoming Commonwealth Games and will join the rest of National team squad in Sydney right after SUKIPT.

Other than the senior players, two newcomers could also play the important part in Angels team. Both, Abd Karim Md Nasir and Nazrin Aiman Abdul Malik was part of Malaysia Under 20 7s squad who shine in Hong Kong last year. The two product of Tunku Mahkota Ismail Sports School already showed what they offered to the team during Angels tri-teams test match last weekend.

The remaining 7 players in Angels team will offer their own quality, as well as experience as most of them, compete in multiple top level tournament over the year. This includes the AirAsia Malaysia Rugby League, Agong Cup, National 7s and others.

Angels had 4 test match last week against the Malaysia 7s team as well as their closest rival, UiTM Lions. Angels won both matches against Lions but unable to match the quality of national squad especially in the last match of the day.

UPM Serdang Angels test match
1. UPM Serdang Angels 33 – 7 UiTM Lions
2. Malaysia 28 – 10 UPM Serdang Angels
3. UiTM Lions 10 – 17 UPM Serdang Angels
4. UPM Serdang Angels 5 – 36 Malaysia

UPM Serdang Angels is in pool A along side UiTM and MMU

Follow the latest update on the match result, groups standing as well as the knockout round via this link


Photos by Zainuddin Mamat

Lions, Angels to face Malaysia 7s

27 January 2018 – UiTM Lions as well as their rival, UPM Serdang Angels will have their perfect preparation for their upcoming tournament. Both teams will be the team to beat as they are scheduled to compete in the upcoming SUKIPT 2018.

Lions and Angels will face Malaysia 7s national team this evening. The test match is set to start at 2.30pm. It will take place at the Padang A, Universiti Putra Malaysia. It is the same field that will be used for SUKIPT.

It will be two round of test match where all the three teams will meet the other twice. Malaysia 7s team is also preparing for the upcoming Commonwealth Games 2018 in Gold Coast. They will have a good chance to add more match experience to all the 20 players in their training camp with this test match.

Other than men, both ladies team from UiTM and UPM will be having their own test match. They will take on FRC Dingoes, one of the nation top women clubs in the three-way test match. They will also face one another twice. 8 ladies team will compete in SUKIPT Women Rugby this February.




Full test match schedule

Mustangs punished host to take Poli 10s crown

12 November 2017 – International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) Mustangs won the Poli 10s International 2017 as they came out top over the host in the final. IIUM defeated Politeknik Merlimau by a fine margin in the final.

The Mustangs dominated their group matches win two wins out of two. They demolished both UNIKL MICET (29 – 0) in the first match. They completed the second group match with 5 tries and 5 conversions as they trashed POLI UNGKU OMAR 35 – 0.

POLI Merlimau also had a fine run in their group matches. Represented by numbers of players who are well-experienced playing in Malaysia Rugby League, they defeated POLI Ibrahim Sultan in the first match of the tournament 12 – 0. They improved in their second game to defeated Universiti Teknikal Melaka 34 – 0.

Both teams ended day 1 on high with POLI Merlimau overcame POLISAS 31 – 0. Mustangs also flourished as they defeated UTHM Black Owl 24 – 5 in the match number 27. Both teams qualified for the cup/plate semi-final with another 6 teams joining them on the day two.

It was all went to Mustangs way on the second day. They started brightly with 17 – 0 win over POLI Engku Omar in the Cup quarter-final before the marched to the final with 24 – 0 win over POLI Shah Alam in the semifinal. The POLI Merlimau matched IIUM as they got better of UPSI Eagles in the quarter-final. POLI Merlimau book the final match spot with commanding win over POLI Syed Sirajuddin in the semi-final.

IIUM Mustangs got their tactical spot on in the final under the guidance of Mr. Khairul Azhar bin Saarani. Azri Mahanif got Mustang in the commanding with the first try. Mustangs extend the lead with their second try from Muhammad bin Nilam. Tournament best player, Hakimi Badrul Hisham sealed the deal as he scored Mustangs final and third try. The ever-reliable Jahangir Khan bin Majith Khan was also on song as he completed 2 out of 3 conversions in the final match.

IIUM crowned POLI 10s International 2017 as they crushed tournament host, POLI Merlimau 19 – 7 in the final. Dr. Mohd Rashahidi bin Mohamood, Pengarah Bahagian Dasar, Jabatan Pendidikan Politeknik who represented Head Director of JPP presented the trophy and medals to the winner.

Meet Abbygale – Malaysia women referee on the raise

11 November 2017 – Rugby fans who came to the COBRA 10s Ladies last week will certainly notice a rare sight of a girl as the referee for rugby matches. Abbygale Rayone Michael Lojinggu is a qualified woman referee in Malaysia.

This 21 years old came all the way from Panampang, Sabah. She herself is still actively playing for Sabah Angel Warrior Rugby Club. She started playing when she was 16 years old as she was in form 4 of Sekolah Menengah St. Joseph, Penampang under the guidance of coach Josephine Joseph.

Started playing for Malaysia at the age of 19

This young girl is an outstanding player in her playing career. She played for Malaysia when she was 19 years old during the 2015 Singapore SEA Games. She also played for Malaysia during the South East Asia 7s as well as for Malaysia Under 20 at Johor last year.

Abby with Malaysia 7s Women team

Abby takes the decision to take the referee course as she wants to understand the game better as a player. She wants to know and understand the rule better. She took the level 1 referee course at the Universiti Malaysia Sabah conducted by Dr. Nizam Nazarudin and Sir Madi Kawi of Singapore.

She had her first experience as a referee back in 2016. She blew in two tournaments, UPM Rugby Rumble Festival 2016 and UPSI 10s.

Abby taming boys during UPSI 10s

Other than level 1 referee, Abbygale also obtained Coaching level 1.

This Kadazan Rungus young girl has a high hope of working his way back into the Malaysia team setup. She is excited to see more women get involved in the rugby as well as proud of the women team achievement during the 2017 Kuala Lumpur SEA Games where they won Bronze.

Abbygale is also hoping to see more women referee get recognition in the near future. We expect to see more from her. Abbygale excel in both sports and academy as she pursues her study at the Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) Shah Alam.

Very best of luck to Abby and we are as excited to see her as a referee on our Malaysia Rugby scene.

Photos from Abbygale personal collection

Wan Mohammad Asyraf received Vice-Chancellor Award

3 November 2917 – National player, Wan Mohammad Asyraf received Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) Vice-Chancellor Award. He received the award during the 59th Convocation Ceremony at the Dewan Sultan Iskandar, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.

The award is given to the most outstanding graduate from each faculty, UTMSPACE mainstream programmes and also part-time programmes who have met the selection criteria and conditions set by the university. Each recipient from the faculties and UTMSPACE will receive the award in the forms of a medal, cash, and Certificate of Commendation.

Wan Mohammad Asyraf topped in Bachelor of Engineering (Civil). Better known as Cerap among his peer, he also received Dean’s Award. The award is given to graduates who have attained CGPA of 3.50 and above.

2017 has been an outstanding year for Cerap. He won his first cap during the Asia Rugby Championship Division 1 in Ipoh. He played an important role as Malaysia won the ARC Division 1 for the second time in a row. Cerap also helped Johor to win their second ever Piala Agong. They produce an outstanding comeback to defeat the host in the final.

Wan Mohammad Asyraf needs to step up his game in 2018. He is expected to be part of Malaysia team in the quest to win the Asia Rugby Championship Premier against Hong Kong and South Korea and go all the way to qualify in 2019 Japan Rugby World Cup.

Very best of luck to Asyraf in his future adventure.

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