Category: Malaysia Under 19

Third spot for Young Hibiscus

18 December 2017 – Malaysia Under 19 secured the third spot in the Asia Rugby Championship Under 19 – Division 1 in Manila yesterday. They showed a much better performance to overcome the tournament host, Philippines in their 3rd/4th place match.

Both teams did not have their best game in the semi-final. They were soundly beaten by South Korea and the United Arab Emirates on the 13th December.

Malaysia U19 took a commanding lead in the first half as they started with a bang and scored the first try of the match in the first 5 minutes. Malaysia ended the first half with a comfortable 17 – 0 lead.

The Philippines improvised to match Malaysia in the second half. Both teams had a good half but the damage was done in the first gave Malaysia the third spot.

Harith Iqbal who played the fly-half had an outstanding game. He scored a try, 4 conversions and a penalty to contribute 16 points for Malaysia.

Muhammad Safiy, Muhammad Sayuti, Caphryan Danny and Muhammad Sameer also register their name as try scorer.

Malaysia will remain in the Asia Rugby Championship Under 19 Division 1 in 2018 with the win. The United Arab Emirates promoted to the ARC U19 Premier after their win over South Korea in the final. UAE overcame the Korean 19 – 12.

Photos by Raymond Braganza (http://www.raymondbraganza.com)

UAE shattered Malaysia dream

14 November 2017 – Young Hibiscus dream to return the Asia Rugby Championship Under 19 crushed by the ruthless United Arab Emirates. Both teams met in the Semi-final 2 of the Asia Rugby Under 19 Division 1 in Manila yesterday.

Malaysia Under 19 was hoping for an immediate return to the championship after they were relegated last year as they finished last. The United Arab Emirates better physics proved to be too much for Malaysia as the team from the far east shifted into another gear in the second half to secure the spot in the final.

Malaysia managed to remain in contention as they went toe to toe in the first half. 3 penalties and a try put the United Arab Emirates in the lead with a single point. Malaysia had 2 penalties and a conversion, all converted by Harith Iqbal. Malaysia captain, Muhammad A’aziem scored Malaysia only try of the match in the dying second of the first half. UAE lead Malaysia 14 – 13 in the first half.

It was all about the UAE in the second half as Malaysia unable to sustain the gameplay they had before. A penalty, as well as another UAE try, with a successful conversion, put them in commanding 24 – 13 lead. Malaysia unable to produce another come back as UAE added 10 more points.

The United Arab Emirates U19 beat Malaysia U19 34 – 13 after the final whistle. Malaysia will meet the host, Philippines in the 3rd/4th place match. The UAE will face South Korea to determine the tournament champion. Both matches are scheduled to take place at the Manila International School on 16th December 2017.

Photos by Raymond Braganza (http://www.raymondbraganza.com)

Under 19 ready to rumble

11 December 2017 – Malaysia Under 19 is ready to take on the United Arab Emirates in the semi-final of the Asia Rugby Championship Under 19 – Division 1 2017. The team was celebrated by the Malaysia Rugby Union exco and Persatuan Ragbi Melaka (Baru) in a dinner at the Restoran Melayu Melaka last night.

Member of the State Council who is also the Melaka UMNO Head of Youth, YB Senator Dato Zali bin Mat Yasin also attended the dinner. He shared “We welcome any national rugby activity in Melaka. We will give full support to rugby as we realized this sports create great successful individual for Malaysia.” YB also present 3 players from Melaka lead by Muhammad Sameer with the token from Persatuan Ragbi Melaka (Baru).

Malaysia Rugby Union tournament director, Fahmy Jalil who was also present during the dinner express his believe toward this squad. He is confident that the team will go all the way to the final and win it. He wants the Malaysia Under 19 to be promoted back to the Championship and compete for the World Cup Qualifiers in 2018.

The young hibiscus also received sports tape sponsorship from the top local sports tape company, ATF Sports Taping during the dinner.

The Under 19 team is having their last preparation in Politeknik Merlimau, Melaka. They will be on the first flight to Manila on 12th December and has a day to settle down before their semi-final match against the United Arab Emirates.

The team captain, Mohammad A’aziem Badaruddin is confident his team can win the title. A’aziem is no stranger in Under 19 contingent, as he played in the 2016 tournament where Malaysia finished 4th. A’aziem is also part of Malaysia 7s Under 20 squad who compete in Asia Rugby Sevens in Hong Kong a few months back.

The team look settle and ready to compete. They are in good mental condition and happy with all the preparation before the game.

Young Melaka ruggers profited from Under 19 team

8 December 2017 – Young Melaka ruggers took full advantage of Malaysia Under 19-second phase training. They had a mini rugby clinic with the young national team earlier this evening.

The young hibiscus is having their final preparation at Politeknik Merlimau, Melaka. 50 players from all over Melaka made their way to Kolej Vokasional Melaka Tengah to join the clinic set up by the Malaysia Under 19 players on the corporate social responsibility (CSR) capacity.

It always a good thing for players to share their knowledge as pass it to the younger players who will take their responsibility to represent the nation in the future.

The focus of the clinic was in the specific position where players should be able to have a better understanding of the task and their responsibility for the position that they play.

Mohamad Nazeer Mohd Nasherah, the head coach for the young national team also gave numbers of tips during the session. It was a good session for them to received guidance from the young upcoming coach who has achieved a lot in his coaching career.

This CSR was held in conjunction with the upcoming Melaka Rugby 10s Close Championship from 9 – 10 December 2017.

The 25 players will fly to Manila in few days time to take part in the upcoming Asia Rugby Championship Under 19 – Division 1.

Malaysia will face the United Arab Emirates in the tournament semifinal on 13th December 2017. The winner of the match will face either South Korea or the host, Philippines in the final which is scheduled to take place 3 days later. All the matches will take place at the Manila International School.

Photos by Malaysia Under 19

The 25 players to Manila

7 December 2017 – Malaysia have complete the 25 players list for the upcoming Asian Rugby Championship Under 19 – Division 1.

47 players initially received the call-up to play for the team. The team management finally completed the 25 players list after three friendly matches against 2 local teams as well as Singapore Under 19 team.

They trimmed the player from 47 to 27 after the defeat against Singapore in the second match and finally got the top 25 players after their win in Politeknik Merlimau.

Muhammad A’aziem Bin Badaruddin who played in 2016 edition in Universiti Putra Malaysia will be the team captain while Arif Asyraf bin Shamsudin is the team pack leader

The 25 players :

Pemain
1. Mohamad Azwan bin Md Zamri
2. Zikrie Amin bin Zulkifli
3. Mohamad Rahmad bin Abu Seman
4. Ian Cliff Rampangajouw
5. Luqman Nurhakim bin Hendri Dwistariya
6. Mohammad Akram bin Zainuddin
7. Muhammad Harith Izzuddin bin Zali
8. Muhammad Sameer bin Muhammad Sani Surinder
9. Muhammad Zulfikri bin Zul Edwar
10. Muhammad Sayuti bin Mustapa
11. Muhammad Harith Iqbal bin Muhammad Anhar
12. Mohamad Khairul Khadimin bin Jusoh
13. Mohd Hafizuddin Amin bin Mohd Akhir
14. Muhammad Amirul Husni bin Mohamad
15. Muhammad A’Aziem bin Badaruddin
16. Muhammad Khalil bin Azman
17.Muhammad Safiy bin Md Said
18. Zulmajdi bin Kama Razali
19. Aqib Mustamim bin Jailani
20. Arif Asyraf bin Shamsuddin
21. Wan Azley bin Wan Omar
22. Mohd Shah Arzil bin Arzmi
23. Muhammad Arif bin Azmi
24. Caphryan Dhanny a/k Gisang
25. Irfan Nazhan bin Badrul Hisham

14 players on this team came from Tunku Mahkota Ismail Sports School. 10 players are also part of the last year squad who played in Universiti Putra Malaysia. They finished 4th in the last edition after the defeat to Sri Lanka and Hong Kong.

Malaysia will depart to Manila on the first flight on 12th December 2017. They will have the semi-final match against the United Arab Emirates on 13th December. The winner will face either South Korea or the tournament host, Philippines in the final 3 days later.

Photos by Nazrulhad Hashim

Much improved Under 19 team bettered Hornet.

5 December 2017 – Malaysia Under 19 finished their test match with a winning note. They dominated and comfortably dispatch Politeknik Malaysia in their third and last friendly match earlier this evening.

The team had a comfortable first friendly match against Johor Barbarian where they won the game with 9 tries. They unable to repeat the same feat as they went down to a very compact Singapore Under 19 team in their second match. They lost 12 – 15 in the match that took place at the Tunku Mahkota Ismail Sports School.

Malaysia ended their test match on the positive note as they overcame Politeknik Malaysia. Malaysia beat Politeknik 30 – 5 as they showed much-improved performance compared to their second match.

Only 27 players remained with the squad at Merlimau as they will likely to trim the squad even more. Only 25 players will be on the plane.

Malaysia will face the United Arab Emirates in the tournament semifinal on 13th December 2017. The winner of the match will face either South Korea or the host, Philippines in the final which is scheduled to take place 3 days later. All the matches will take place at the Manila International School.

Photos by Nazrulhad Hashim

Two to miss Manila flight

4 December 2017 – The Malaysia Under 19 team’s preparation enter the final stage as only 27 players travel to Politeknik Merlimau, Melaka. They will have another friendly match against Politeknik Merlimau team this Tuesday.

The team narrowly lost to Singapore Under 19 in their first friendly match which took place at the Tunku Mahkota Ismail Sports School. Politeknik Merlimau could provide the challenge the team needs as they have experience competing in the Air Asia Malaysia Rugby League this year.

With only 25 players will be on the plane to Manila, we will likely to see 2 more players to be drop right after this second friendly match. The list of 27 players currently in Politeknik Melaka :

1. Mohamad Azwan bin Md Zamri
2. Zikrie Amin bin Zulkifli
3. Mohamad Rahmad bin Abu Seman
4. Ian Cliff Rampangajouw
5. Luqman Nurhakim bin Hendri Dwistariya
6. Mohammad Akram bin Zainuddin
7. Muhammad Harith Izzuddin bin Zali
8. Muhammad Sameer bin Muhammad Sani Surinder
9. Muhammad Zulfikri bin Zul Edwar
10. Muhammad Sayuti bin Mustapa
11. Muhammad Harith Iqbal bin Muhammad Anhar
12. Mohamad Khairul Khadimin bin Jusoh
13. Mohammad Hanif bin Jusoh
14. Mohd Hafizuddin Amin bin Mohd Akhir
15. Muhammad Amirul Husni bin Mohamad
16. Muhammad A’Aziem bin Badaruddin
17. Muhammad Khalil bin Azman
18. Muhammad Safiy bin Md Said
19. Muhammad Fahmy Farkhan bin Sukri
20. Zulmajdi bin Kama Razali
21. Aqib Mustamim bin Jailani
22. Arif Asyraf bin Shamsuddin
23. Wan Azley bin Wan Omar
24. Mohd Shah Arzil bin Arzmi
25. Muhammad Arif bin Azmi
26. Caphryan Dhanny a/k Gisang
27. Irfan Nazhan bin Badrul Hisham

The team is under the management of Mr. Azlan Ishak. Mohamad Nazeer Mohd Nasherah is the head coach.

Malaysia will face the United Arab Emirates in the tournament semifinal on 13th December 2017. The winner of the match will face either South Korea or the host, Philippines in the final which is scheduled to take place 3 days later. All the matches will take place at the Manila International School.

Photos by Fauzi Saim

Perfect prep for Under 19

3 December 2017 – Malaysia Under 19 team had the perfect preparation for the upcoming Asia Rugby Championship Under 19 Division 1. Singapore Under 19 team proved to be the perfect team to test the national team. Both teams met in a friendly match in a trench condition yesterday in Johor.

Singapore Under 19 produced comeback as they beat Malaysia Under 19. The match which took place at the Tunku Mahkota Ismail Sports School Bandar Penawar saw the visitor won the match 15 – 12.

Singapore took an early 3 – 0 lead through penalty but it was Malaysia who leads at the end of the first half with 8 – 3 scoreline through Haris Izzudin try and Mohd Hari the Iqbal Anhar conversion. Malaysia second try came from Shah Azril but Malaysia was undone by 2 tries by Kieran Wong as well as Luca Mignot successful conversion and penalty.

Malaysia which was still in the process of selecting the best 25 players prior to this game with more than 40 players at the disposal. They used the match to the max with as they made a number of changes to make sure each player has the chance to prove their worth to the team. Despite the loss, that gave the guideline and indication to the coaching team as they will announce the 27 players for the last training phase.

With less than 2 weeks before the championship, Malaysia needs to make sure they improve their fitness as well as on their mental strength. They also need to work on their cooperation as well as ball handling especially in a trench condition just like what they had during this game.

It is not much different in term of weather in Manila and Malaysia with rain expected to pour during the tournament. So it is good that they had the friendly match on that kind of weather before the game.

The team will now move from SSTMI to Politeknik Merlimau in Melaka for their last training phase. They will likely to announce the 25 players on the plane to Manila on the 5th December.

Malaysia will take on the United Arab Emirates in the semifinal with the winner of the match will face either South Korea of the host, Philippines in the final.

The team will depart to Manila on the 12th December 2017.

Photos by Fauzi Saim

D-day for 45 Under 19 players

2 December 2017 – 45 players who received the call-up to represent Malaysia Under 19 team will know their fate by the end of today. They will represent the national team for the upcoming Asia Rugby Championship Under 19 – Division 1 in Manila, Philippines later this month.

The list of 45 player:

1. IRFAN NAZHAN BIN BADRUL HISHAM – PROP
2. CAPHRYAN DHANNY A/K GISANG – PROP
3. MUHAMMAD ARIF BIN AZMI – PROP
4. MOHD SHAH ARZIL BIN ARZMI – PROP
5. WAN AZLEY BIN WAN OMAR – HOOKER
6. ARIF ASYRAF BIN SHAMSUDDIN – FLANKER
7. MUHAMMAD IKIFIE ARIF BIN SAMSUDIN – FLANKER
8. MUHAMMAD AFDLISHAH BIN NOOR BASHAHRUDDIN – FLANKER
9. AQIB MUSTAMIM BIN JAILANI – NO 8
10. MOHAMAD AZWAN BIN MD ZAMRI – SCRUMHALF
11. SHAFUAN BIN SHAARI – SCRUMHALF
12. ZULMAJDI BIN KAMA RAZALI – STAND OFF
13. AIMAN IZHAR BIN AZAHAR – CENTRE
14. EZWAN AQIM BIN MOHD EZANI – WINGER
15. MUHAMMAD FAHMY FARKHAN BIN SUKRI – FULLBACK
16. MUHAMMAD SAFIY BIN MD SAID – SCRUMHALF
17. MUHAMMAD KHALIL BIN AZMAN – STANDOFF
18. MUHAMMAD A’AZIEM BIN BADARUDDIN – CENTRE
19. MUHAMMAD AMIRUL HUSNI BIN MOHAMAD- LOCK
20. MOHD HAFIZUDDIN AMIN BIN MOHD AKHIR – WINGER
21. MOHAMMAD HANIF BIN JUSOH – LOCK
22. MOHAMAD KHAIRUL KHADIMIN BIN JUSOH – CENTRE
23. MUHAMMAD HARITH IQBAL BIN MUHAMMAD ANHAR – FULLBACK
24. MUHAMMAD AFANDI BIN ILIAS – HOOKER
25. MUHAMMAD SAYUTI BIN MUSTAPA – WINGER
26. MUHAMMAD ZULFIKRI BIN ZUL EDWAR – WINGER
27. MUHAMMAD SAMEER BIN MUHAMMAD SANI SURINDER – LOCK
28. MUHAMMAD SYAHMI STEFAN SALAY – STAND OFF
29. MOHAMMAD AKRAM BIN ZAINUDDIN – CENTRE
30. ISMAIL BIN HUSIN – NO 8
31. MUHAMMAD KAMAL HAMIDI BIN MOHD RAIHAN – CENTRE
32. MUHAMMAD FIRDAUS BIN ABD MAJID – PROP
33. BRYAN WILFREDDOLINE – PROP
34. LUQMAN NURHAKIM BIN HENDRI DWISATRIYA – HOOKER
35. MUHAMMAD HARIZ IZZAT BIN AHMAD HAPEZ – LOCK
36. MUHAMMAD NOR ZAID BIN ROZLAN – LOCK
37. IAN CLIFF RAMPANGAJOUW – FLANKER
38. MUHAMMAD NURHAKIM BIN CHE RUSLI – SCRUMHALF
39. MUHAMMAD HARITH IZZUDDIN BIN ZALI – NO.8
41. MUHAMMAD KHAIRI BIN MD RAZI – CENTRE
42. MUHAMMAD HASIF BIN SHARIFUDDIN – WINGER
43. MOHAMAD RAHMAD BIN ABU SEMAN – WINGER
44. ZIKRIE AMIN BIN ZULKIFLI – FLANKER
45. AQIL TAQEEUDDIN BIN TUHIT

Only 25 players will be on the flight to Manila. The management will likely to finalize the list today as the team will take on Singapore Under 19 team in a friendly match. That match will take place at 4.00pm at the Tunku Mahkota Ismail Sports School, Bandar Penawar.

Malaysia will face the United Arab Emirates in the tournament semifinal on 13th December 2017. The winner of the match will face either South Korea or the host, Philippines in the final which is scheduled to take place 3 days later. All the matches will take place at the Manila International School.

46 players call-up for Malaysia 15s Under 19

10 November 2017 – 46 players received the call-up to represent the Malaysia 15s Under 19 team. The team will be playing in the Asia Rugby Championship 15s Under 19 Division 1 this December 2017.

Numbers of familiar faces who represented Malaysia 7s team in the Asia Rugby 7s Under 20 in Hong Kong earlier this year are also in the mix. Mohd Hafizuddin Amin (KV Arau) and Muhammad A’Aziem (SSTMI) will be hoping to end this year within the national team squad after their appearance for Malaysia 7s squad in Hong Kong.

National 7s Under 20 best player, Zulmajdi Kama Razali who plays as the flyhalf receive the call-up as well. He played in the 2016 Edition where Malaysia unlucky to finish fourth on the home soil.

They will be having the centralize training for the championship at the Sekolah Sukan Tunku Mahkota Ismail, Johor. That program will start on 24th November until 11 December 2017.

4 teams will take part in the ARC 15s Under 19 Division 1. The championship will start on 13th December while the final match will be played 3 days later. All the matches will be played in Manila, Philippines.

Malaysia will take on either the United Arab Emirates, South Korea and Philippines in the semi-final.