Tag: MCKK Premier 7s

Mersing marching on

26 February 2018 – Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Seri Mersing became the 5th school to lift the N J Ryan Cup. The school from Johor stop the hot favorite, Tunku Mahkota Ismail Sports School (SSTMI) from having the hat-trick of the championship in a very tight final match.

After an impressive first day, SMK Seri Mersing continues their outstanding run with an impressive 26 – 7 win over SBPI Gombak in the quarter-final. Mersing demolished the host dream to advance to the final as they outclass Koleq with another outstanding 19 – 5 scoreline.

4 times champion, SSTMI made their way to the final with ease. They overcame SM Sains Sultan Mahmud 26 – 0 in the quarter-final. The surprise package of the competition, SM Sains Pokok Sena unable to stop SSTMI. The Tsunami put them to the sword with 3 tries.

It was too close to call between the two top team in the final. For the record, both teams met in the final of NS Royal last year with Mersing came out victorious. That certainly gave a good amount of confidence to Mersing who had a much better start to the game. Mersing took the lead through the player of the tournament, Muhammad Faiq Aslah try. He made it 7 – 0 as he converted the conversion himself.

SSTMI did not back out and took their chances as Mersing played with 6 players after Hazim Nor Ismail yellow carded. They scored their first try through Amirul Aidil Mohd Saleh. The scored remained 5 – 7 after they unable to complete the conversion.

A good link-up play between Hazim Nor Ismail and Faiq Aslah saw Faiq scored Mersing second try of the final match. Faiq made it 14 – 5 with another successful conversion. SSTMI kept on working and managed to score another try via Nur Faisol Arshad. Ammar Mohammad Zamri closed the gap to two with his conversion but it was a little too late for SSTMI.

SMK Seri Mersing beat SS Tunku Mahkota Ismail 14 – 12 to lift the N J Ryan Cup.

To make it sweeter for Mersing, their star player, Muhammad Faiq Aslah was awarded the player of the tournament title. He was impressive since day one.

Faiq contributed 71 points for SM Seri Mersing. He scored 9 tries as well as converted 13 conversions in 6 matches.

Congratulations to SMK Seri Mersing!

MCKK Premier 7s

Photos credited to MCOBA

Red hot host!

24 February 2018 – The tournament host, Malay College Kuala Kangsar is on the right track to reclaim the N J Ryan Cup. They recorded 100% win in the group stage as they strolled in all 3 matches.

MCKK impressive run put them 2nd in the ranking after all 36 group stage matches. The open the campaign with comfortable 24 – 0 win over SMK Abi in the first day. That ignited the host to continue their good performance with 43 – 12 win over Australian International School from Singapore. The 19 – 0 win over Sekolah Menengah Sains Tuanku Jaafar gave them the third win. MCKK will face Sekolah Menengah Sains Hulu Selangor in the Cup/Plate quarter-match.

4 times winner and top-seeded team, Sekolah Sukan Tunku Mahkota Ismail met the expectation. They ranked first after 3 group matches. SSTMI recorder 15 tries, the most tries among 24 competing teams as they top the overall ranking. SSTMI overcame SBPI Kubang Pasu 31 – 0 in the first match of the second day. MRSM Kuala Terengganu became the second victim as SSTMI scored 5 more tries to beat them 31 – 7. Another 5 more tries scored by SSTMI in the last group matches. SSTMI overcame SMKA Othman Abdul Wahab 29 – 7. SM Sains Sultan Mahmud will have their biggest test in the tournament as they will take in Sekolah Sukan Tunku Mahkota Ismail in the quarter-final.

Another 2 teams who had 100% record in the group match are last year finalist, SMK Seri Mersing, and SM Sains Pokok Sena. Seri Mersing will be hoping to beat SBPI Gombak in the quarter-final if they wish to go one step further in this year edition. SAINA will face Royal Military College in the fourth quarter-final match.

The tournament will be broadcast live on Premier7s.com.my. The third day of the competition will start at 8.30am with the Shield quarter-final match.

You can also access the match results, knock-out round and players details via this link

MCKK Premier 7s

Photos by MCKK Premier 7s official team

The Premier 7s is back!

17 February 2018 – The MCKK Premier 7s is back with 24 teams confirmed their participation for the 2018 edition. This will be the 8th edition of the tournament.

The eighth edition of the MCKK Premier 7s Rugby Tournament will be held from the 23 February 2018 to 25 February 2018 at the MCKK rugby grounds. The Annual Tournament is being held to raise funds towards the development of sports in MCKK with emphasis on rugby as a traditional game of the College. In the seven years since it’s inception, the funds raised have contributed a great deal to the enhancement of all sports and facilities in MCKK.

23 schools from all over Malaysia including last year champion, Tunku Mahkota Ismail Sports School (SSTMI) will take part. Australian International School from Singapore will be the only school outside Malaysia to compete while last year runner-up, Hong Kong Sports School have to skip the tournament due to other commitment.

The tournament host, MCKK will be hoping to challenge for the title this year. Their run for the N. J. Ryan trophy ended in the semi-final as they lost to the tournament champion, SSTMI 29 – 0.

First seeded team, SSTMI will be wishing to have the hat-trick of the championship after they won back to back in 2016 and 2017. Last year was their fourth title as they also won it back in 2011 and 2012.

61 matches will be played in 3 days. 6 matches will be played on the first day before another 30 preliminary matches will be played on the second day. All 25 knockout matches will be played on the last day.

All the matches will be played at the Malay College Kuala Kangsar.

The full 24 teams list

Photos by Zainuddin Mamat

What 2018 have in store

2 January 2018 – 2 days into 2018 and most of the rugby fans in Malaysia are eager to watch their favorite sport. 2018 will a be a busy year for local clubs, school as well as for Malaysia national team. With the number of the big tournament, Malaysia will be eager to continue their fine run on the international level.

JANUARY

– National Rugby Development Program (NRDP) will have their biggest rugby carnival. It will take place at the University Putra Malaysia (UPM) on 20 – 21 January 2018. 172 teams have confirmed their participation so far in 13 categories.

– 8 teams will participate in the first-ever Veteran Alumni Rugby League. They will be having a match for a month with the final match is expected to take place right after the ARC. Teams like ASAS and STJ are expected to do well.

FEBRUARY

– The Premier 7s is back as MCKK Premier 7s will be having their tournament. It is expected to be bigger than ever with the tournament able to attract the top team from all over Malaysia and even from Hong Kong. The tournament will be on 24 – 25 February.

– Top IPT team will be playing against one another in the SUKIPT 7s. The 3 days tournament will be on 6 – 8th February.

MARCH

– Malaysia will be having the first ever 3 National 7s Series. Melaka, Johor, and Perak will be the three host for the first ever series. Both Men and Women category will be available for all series with another two extra categories are on the card for the final series in Ipoh, Perak.

– Borneo 7s will surely attract top teams from all over the world with their top class tournament. Fans will travel to Sandakan as the tournament will take place from 16, 17 and 18 March 2017.

APRIL

– Malaysia 7s team will take part in the Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia. The team is expected to gain valuable experience from the outing as they will take on numbers of the big team such as Australia, England, Fiji and New Zealand.

– Malaysia 15s team will face South Korea in the first match of Asia Rugby Championship Premier at the end of the month. The match is scheduled to take place at the National Stadium Bukit Jalil.

MEI

– Malaysia 15s is set to face 3 more Asia Rugby Championship Premier matches in May. They will face Hong Kong in National Stadium Bukit Jalil before the return leg in South Korea and Hong Kong within the weeks time.

JUNE

– Ramadhan Kareem. Malaysia will have another game against the winner of Oceania should they top the ARC Premier.

JULY

– The brand new season for Malaysia Rugby League. It is set to be bigger than ever with only 8 teams expected to compete in the top league. The league is scheduled to start on 7th July with the 8th week ok the league will be in the first week of September.

AUGUST

– Malaysia 7s team will be having their second biggest tournament of the year. They will compete in the Asia Games 2018. The 2018 Asia Games will take place in Palembang, Indonesia from 28 to 31 August.

– Asia Rugby U20 is set to take place in Hong Kong. Both men and women team will be expected to improve on 2017 performance since both teams did not fulfill their expectation.

SEPTEMBER

– Rugby is also part of the 2018 SUKMA Perak. The Under 21 state team will compete against one another to bag gold medal.

– Langkawi 7s and NS Royal will also take place in the September with the first will take place in the first week while NS Royal will be on 22 and 23rd September.

– Johor will start the campaign to defend their Agong Cup title in the very last week of September.

– The first and second round of Asia Rugby Sevens Series. The first will take place in Hong Kong while the second will be in South Korea.

OCTOBER

– Agong Cup continues and will enter the knockout round by the end of the month.

– The third series for Asia Rugby Sevens Series. Sri Lanka will host the last round of the tournament.

NOVEMBER

– The final of Agong Cup will take place in the first week of November. There is no news on where will be the location for the final match just yet. The had it at Sandakan (2016) and Terengganu (2017) and could set to travel south for 2018.

– The 48th COBRA 10s. COBRA set to continue this year successful tournament on 10 and 11 November. However, it is expected that they will have another mini-tournament for junior and women before the date.

DECEMBER

– Asia Rugby Under 19. Malaysia finished 3rd in Manila and they are set to take part in the Asia Rugby Under 19 once more for 2018.