4 November 2017 – Malaysia Under 16 had a great outing at the Southern Lions Junior 7s Carnival. They were unbeaten during the round robin match with 4 wins and a draw. Malaysia Under 16 finished second as Perth Bayswater lifted the title.
Malaysia Under 16 team who was gathered under the National Rugby Development Program (NRDP) started the day well. They dominate Wanneroo and beat them 29 – 0. Malaysia then drew in the second match, 24 – 24 against the champion, Perth Bayswater. The Under 16 team improvised on showed what they got with their second win of the day. They beat Kwinana 33 – 7.
Malaysia had two vital final games. They kept their composure and managed to beat Fresh 26 – 17 before they book a spot in the final as they overcame Ellenboork Vipers 19 – 14 in the final game.
Malaysian who reside and work in Perth also made their way to the Home os Southern Lions to give their support to the team.
It was the rematch between Malaysia Under 16 and Perth Bayswater in the final. The opponent got their game plan spotted on as they beat Malaysia 31 – 12 in the final.
The team travels all the way to Australia with the expectation to gain as much experience as possible. They did very well to finish second. The team will travel to New Zealand after this as they will take part in Condor 7s.
Photos by NRDP