Under 17 to fight for Youth Olympic spot
6 September 2017 – Malaysia Under 17 squad will fly to Chinese Taipei this week. They will be competing in the regional association qualification tournament as they fight for the sole spot in the Youth Olympic Games Buenos Aires 2018 in Argentina.
Argentina as the host nation already qualified for the tournament where there will be another 5 nations from 5 different continents. The champion in this Asia Rugby Under 17 Sevens will represent Asia
This Asia Rugby Under 17 Sevens will start this 9th September while the knock-out round will be held next day. Malaysia is in Group B along side top seed, Japan, Philippines, India, and UAE. Group A will consist of the host, Chinese Taipei, Hong Kong, Thailand, Laos, and Uzbekistan.
The team is under the management of Mohd Nasrul Hakim Mohammad Hakim with the coaching team lead by Md Baharuddin Mahani. The team is preparing well for the tournament as they took part in the ELITE Training Camp.
The full list of players and managements are as follow.
1. EDDY ARRIF MOHD FERDAUS FREEDY – SSTMI
2. MUHAMMAD AMIR IBRAHIM – SSTMI
3. MUHAMMAD SUHAIRI EFFENDI MOHD OTHMAN – SSTMI
4. MUHAMMAD HELMI IEZLAN AZMI – SSTMI
5. MOHAMAD SHAH IZWAN NORDIN – SSTMI
6. MUHAMAD HAFIEZIE SUDIN – SSTMI
7. MUHAMMAD DANIEL MOHD ZAN – SSTMI
8. MUHAMMAD SHAFIQ IKMAL IBRAHIM – King Edward VII
9. MOHAMAD FIRDAUS M ZAHED – King Edward VII
10. MOHAMMAD ARIEF DUHARIS – Sri Mersing
11. MUHAMMAD HAZIM NOR ISMAIL – Sri Mersing
12. MUHAMAD FAIQ ASLAH MOHD SATAR – Sri Mersing
Manager – MOHD NASRUL HAKIM MOHAMAD ZAHIR
Ast Manager – SAIFUL RIZAL ZAINOL
Coach – MD BAHARUDIN MAHANI
Ast Coach – MOHAMAD NAZEER MOHAMED NESHARAH
Physio – MUHAMAD NAZARI ISMAIL
Analyst – ZAIRIN AKMAL MOHD JEMONER
Malaysia will open the campaign against the United Arab Emirates while their last group match will be on the second day as they will take on India.
Ragbionline will try to give the best update on the result of the event. Good luck to Malaysia.
Photos from Malaysia Rugby Group and NRDP