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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

UPM seal 4th consecutive MASUM tittle.

17 July 2017 – Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) secure their 4th straight tittle as they overcome their arch rival, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM). The result is as expected as UPM represented by a large number of national player.

UPM and UiTM are two dominant force in MASUM rugby. Their players are also well experience as both team compete in the AirAsia Malaysia Rugby League Premier, the national top league. However, the final match is not as tight as expected with UPM dominate most of the match.

With 4 matches in 6 days for both team, fatigue is taking its toll as both team unable to play at their best in the final. UPM and UiTM unable to play at the same level as they played in the earlier stage.

UPM takes the spoil as they overcome UiTM 33 – 10 to claim the tittle.

The host, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) claims the third place. They overcome Universiti Malaya 24 – 10 in the 3rd/4th place match.

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UPM, UiTM meet the expectation

14 July 2017 – Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) and Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) meet the pre-tournament expectation as they will meet in the final of MASUM. Both team pretty much strolled through out the tournament as they comfortably beat their opponent in the semi final today.

Both team are playing on the top tier of Malaysia rugby league with UiTM finished as the semi-finalist while UPM lost to the tournament champion, in the quarter-final

Either team biggest threat in the tournament is Universiti Islam Antarabangsa (IIUM) as they are they only team who managed to score more than one try against UPM and UiTM.

UPM beat the host Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) in the first semi-final. They are in control from the beginning to as they end the match with comfortable 29 – 5 win.

UiTM on the other hand record a much bigger win in the second semi-final. They demolished Universiti Malaya 47 – 7. However, that did not match with what UPM did over UM in the group stage as UM lost 6 – 57 to UPM. Although suffered a heavy defeat in their last group match, UM reached the semi-final by beating Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) 17 – 5 in the quarter-final match.

UPM have the greater points scored after 4 matches as they scored 223 and only let the opponent to have 25. UiTM on the other hand recorded 176 points and let 42 points. With that in consideration, UPM looks like the favourite for the tittle.

The final match between UPM and UiTM is scheduled at 4.15pm, right after the 3/4 place match between UM and UKM.

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Asyraf aims for Final

13 July 2017 – Wan Mohammad Asyraf aims for final in his fifth and last MASUM. The 23 years old is playing for Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) in his fourth and last year of his degree study.

Asyraf first involvement in MASUM was back in 2013 where Universiti Islam Antarabangsa is the host for that edition. At that time, he played for Universiti Malaya (UM) as he studied at the Pusat Asasi Universiti Malaya (PASUM) at that moment.

Asyraf’s name suddenly becomes an instant hit among Malaysia rugby fans as he managed to fill in the spot left by injured Azmir during the Asia Rugby Championship Division 1. He played well in all three matches for Malaysia and help the national team to win the championship for the second time in a row.

The current national team winger plans to give his all for Pirates this season. He and his team want to do one better than what they did back in 2014. They were runner-up in that edition.

With what he achieved so far, it is possible for him to be one of the key players for any club or team that he plays for. Asyraf shared “I will keep on playing rugby and contribute everything that I have for the sport. I also aim to improve my physical aspect by spending more time in the gym in the future.”

Asyraf is hoping to secure a spot in last year runner-up, Johor for the upcoming Piala Agong. With so many players come to the team selection, he will need to be outstanding to attract the management.

Universiti Teknologi Malaysia will take on Asyraf first MASUM team, Universiti Malaya this evening. The quarter-final match is schedule to start at 4.00pm. Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) is waiting for the winner in this match in the semi-final.

The other quarter-final will see the 2016 champion, Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) will take on Universiti Islam Antarabangsa (IIUM).

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UiTM, UKM head straight to Semi

11 July 2017 – Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) and Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) head straight to the semi-final after they finish their group match. Both teams finish at the top of their respective group as they keep their 100% record on the match day 3.

UKM finish their group match with flying colour as they overcome Universiti Teknikal Malaysia (UTeM) in the 9.00am kick-off match. They comfortably won 37 – 7. UKM narrowly beat UTM 20 – 15 on matchday one before they beat UPSI on the second day.

Although they are missing most of their key player due to the exam, UiTM manages to win all the three matches. They make it three out of three as they beat Universiti Pertahanan Nasional Malaysia (UPNM) in the match-day three.

UiTM will have to wait for the winner between the Universiti Malaya (UM) and Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) in the second quarterfinal. Both teams secured their knockout round spot as the group runner-up. UM lost to Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) in their second match 6 – 57 but qualified as they won their first match. UTM trashed Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris 35 – 0 to book their spot.

Universiti Islam Antarabangsa (IIUM) book their knockout spot as they dominate from the first whistle and beat Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UNiMAP) 32 – 5. They will need to play their best rugby and do the almost impossible to beat UPM in the quarter-final. The winner will then face UKM in the semi-final.

Both quarter-final match will take place on Thursday at 4.00pm. There will be no match on Wednesday.

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UPM strolled as UiTM and UKM remain unbeaten

10 July 2017 – Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) recorded the biggest win in the Karnival Sukan MASUM 2017 as they trashed Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP) 111 – 0 on the first match day. That big win book confirmed UPM place in the quarter-final with one game in hand as they will take on Universiti Malaya (UM) who also beat UMP earlier this evening. That match will decide who sit top of the group A standing.

Powered by numbers of national team players, UPM certainly in their own class. With the like of Muhammad Aliff Al-Hafiz, Muhd Nur Ikhwan, Mohd Nurazman Ramli and Nazuridin Abdul Latif, who played vital part in Malaysia winning the Asia Rugby Championship – Division 1, at their disposal, UPM will certainly be the team to beat in this year tournament. It was a stroll in the park for Angels as they spent most of the playing time camping in UMP’s half. To rub salt to the injury, UPM even have the luxury to test out several of their subs in the second half of the game.

Universiti Teknologi MARA who look most likely to challenge UPM for the tittle has also book their spot in the quarter-final as they recorder two wins out of two. Although they unable to fill in their strongest side due to exam, they still comfartably dispatch Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) 57 – 8, in their first match. It was UniMAP who put the first on the board with a superbly taken penalty. Shocked with the infliction of the first blood, Lions upped their game and make UniMAP paid the price with series of tries.UiTM then overcame their biggest challenge in Group B as they managed to beat International Islamic University (IIUM) this evening 31 – 19. Muhammad Al-Nadzmi, UiTM pack leader as well as their team captain Mohamad Sofian bin Mohd Kamil played vital role as UiTM target to reach the final.

IIUM lead 2016 Piala Agong player of the tournament, Jahangir Khan will now nead to win their last match against UniMAP who already lost their first two matches. They will also be hoping for UiTM to beat Universiti Pertahanan Nasional Malaysia (UPNM) in their last final group match.

Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) marked their participation in rugby as they win their second consecutive match. UKM first narrowly beat Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) 20 – 15 in the first match. They played magnificently today to overcome Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI) 58 – 7. UTM bounced back from the first day dissapoinment as they dominated to beat Universiti Teknikal Malaysia (UTeM) 45 – 0. UTM can sedure their knock out round spot if they can beat UPSI in the final group match.

The top two team from each group will advance to the knockout round with 4 of them will play in the quarter-final while another two will advance straight to semi final. The final match will be play on Saturday at 4.15pm. All the matches take place at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) rugby field.

UPM and UiTM are two big powerhouse as they had won MASUM Rugby 15’s since 2002. UiTM won the tittle 9 straight years from 2004 until 2013 while the rest belong to UPM.

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Angels retains the tittle

20 November 2016 – UPM Serdang Angels retains the Super 8 IPT tittle as they overcome UiTM Lions in the final match. The match takes place at Universiti Putra Malaysia Sports Complex, the home of the Angels certainly provides extra motivation for the Angels to defeat Lions comfortably and wins the championship for the third time.

Being labels as the tournament favourite since the start of the tournament, Angels have a commanding lead in the first half as they lead 20 – 5. Angels start the scoring with a penalty kick by Muhammad Faizal Md Tahir in the 7th minutes to give them 3 – 0 leads. However, Lions shows what they have as they take the lead in the 15th minutes via a try by Garry J.Mining to lead 5 – 3.

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Lions lead does not last long. Muhammad Faizal complete another penalty kick to give Angels 6 -5 lead at 22nd minutes. Angels increases their lead 13 – 5 after the try by Faat Hor Rozi in the 23rd minutes and Mohd Syarif Saiful Aazwan first successful conversion. Angels close the first half with another conversion by Mohd Syarif after Mohd Al-Hafiz Abdul Karim’s try in the 35th minutes.

Angels dominations continue in the second half. Lawrence Petus gives Angels the third try in the 45th minutes before Mohd Syarif makes it 3 out of 3 conversion for the 27 – 5 leads. Angels’ scrum half, Muhd Nur Ikhwan adds 5 more points 4 minutes later to increase the lead.

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Lions have a very storng 10 minutes and manage to grab two tries and complete both conversion. The first one is by substitute Muhammad Danial Noor Hamidi in the 51th minute. In the 60th minute, it is the Prop turns, Mohd Akmal bin Yassin Chong to complete the try. Muhammad Amirulaqil manage to complete conversion on both occasions. Muhammad Faizal completes his third penalty kick in between Lions’s tries in the 58th minute.

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The 35 – 21 score change again in the 72 minutes as Avein Azreen provides another try for the Angels. Mohd Syarif completes his 4 out of 5 conversion to increase the lead 42 – 21. Muhammad Iqbal closes the gab for the Lions at the dying 79 minutes but that is not the final score. Mohd Syarif complete his fifth conversion after Mohd Faizal Md Tahir score his first try of the game in the additional minutes to confirm the championship belong to the UPM Serdang Angels for the third time.

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The score after the final whistle is 49 – 26 in favour of Angels. Serdang Angels are certainly on their own class and never look like losing through out the championship. Angels bags RM 5000 for winning the championship.

Photos by ADAM GHAZALI & RIZAL RAZAK (Sportflex Malaysia)

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Mustangs, Hornets join Lions and Angels in the semi final.

16 November 2016 – IIUM Mustang manage to secure second place in the group B of Super 8 IPT Championship at the Universiti Putra Malaysia. Mustang finish second as the tournament favourite, UiTM Lions tops the group with 100% record as they cruise to beat UNITEN Thunders 15 – 3 in the last group match

IIUM Mustang needs to win the last match in order to have any hope to progress as they win 1 and lost another in their first match. Mustang gets their tactics correct as they run berserk in the third match as the Eagles cannot do anything to stop them. Mustang best the Eagles 84 – 5 (tournament highest score so far). Mustang progress is also due to the Thunders defeat in their last match.

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In group A, the host team, UPM Serdang Angels finish top. It is the winner takes all match between the MSP Hornets and UTM Pirates. MSP Hornets does what they need to and manage to win comfortably. Hornets beat the Pirates 29 – 5 after the final whistle. UPM Serdang Angels close the group match as they win easily 51 – 3 against MMU Hornbills.

MASKOM Eagles will take on UTM Pirates at the A Rugby Field while MMU Hornbills will face UNITEN Thunders at C Rugby Field. Both matches are for Semi Final Plate and they will start at 9.00 am on 18th November 2016.

The first semi final for Cup is between UPM Serdang Angels and IIUM Mustang at the A Rugby Field. Another Cup semi final is between MSP Hornets and UiTM Lions at the C Rugby Field. Both match will start at 3.45pm on the same day.

All matches will take place at Universiti Putra Malaysia.

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UPM Serdang Angels, UiTM Lions keep 100% record after second match.

15 November 2016 – UPM Serdang Angels and UiTM Lions record their second win in the second day of 2016 Super 8 IPT Championship. These two teams keep their 100 % record in their respective group after another solid performance that saw them record the first win yesterday.

In the second group A match yesterday, UPM Serdang Angels started strongly as they beat MSP Hornets 35 – 8. UTM Pirates give a great fight as they come toe to toe with UPM Serdang Angels in Angels second game. However, Angels manage to overcome the Pirates resistance and beat them 26 – 21.

UiTM Lions has the best offensive record in the tournament after two days. They score 126 and only allows their opponent to have 5. Most of it come from the first match. Lions trashed MASKOM Eagles 79 – 0 in their first match yesterday. The Lions also win the second match comfortably as they beat IIUM Mustangs 27 – 5.

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UPM Serdang Angels will face MMU Hornbills in their last group A match on 16th November 2016 and they are expected to win comfortably as Hornbills already lost their first two opening games. MSP Hornets will face UTM Pirates in the match that will determine the team which will join Angels in Cup semi final.

Three teams will be fighting to finish second in the group B as UiTM Lions are expected to finish top after their final game against UNITEN Thunders who beat MASKOM Eagles 55 – 10 in their second game. MASKOM Eagles will face IIUM Mustangs in the other game.

All matches will take place at Universiti Putra Malaysia.

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SMSOB wins Otai at UTeM Kroons 10’s

12 November 2016 – SMSOB wins Otai category at the UTeM Kroons 10’s. 4 teams join the category as they meet each other in the group match to decide the standing. Another 3 Otai teams are Sajoha Legend, Exsas Eagles and MORUC Melaka. All the match take place at the UTeM rugby field.

SMSOB starts the tournament strongly by beating MORUC Melaka 21 – 7. In the second game, they beat Exsas Eagles 21 – 12 before lose thier final match to Sajoha Legend 21 – 0.

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SMSOB manage to get their revenge back to Sajoha in the final game. They manage to get the tactics right and well discipline to beat Sajoha 19 – 0 in the final.

Exsas Eagles win the Plate as they beat MORUC Melaka in the Plate final match.

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