Datuk Sulaiman Daud Cup returned to SEMASHUR
27 November 2017 – SEMASHUR was crowned as the champion for the 2017 10s Rugby Championship Under 15 MSSM/Milo. Sekolah Menengah Sains Hulu Selangor (SEMASHUR) who represented Selangor after the win the state level, faced the team from Kedah Sekolah Menengah Sains Pokok Sena (SAINA) in the final. The Datuk Sulaiman Daud Cup finally returned to SEMASHUR as they last won the title back in 2014.
SEMASHUR showed great dominance throughout the performance with only Sekolah Menengah Seri Mersing able to break their line in the cup quarterfinal match. SEMASHUR topped Group F with 100% record, scored at least 4 tries in each match. They recorded the highest points difference with 113, with no other team reach 100 marks.
SEMASHUR opened the campaign with 46 – 0 win over MRSM Kuching before continuing their great run with 43 – 0 win over MRSM Kuala Terengganu. They ended their fine run as they scored 4 tries to win 24 – 0.
High School Klang unable to provide any test for SEMASHUR in the cup last 16 matches. The Selangor team was just too good for them as SEMASHUR through to the quarter-final with 33 – 0.
Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Seri Mersing became the only team to break SEMASHUR line in the quarter-final. Their two tries, however, was not enough as SEMASHUR book their semi-final spot with commanding 33 – 14 win. SEMASHUR recorded 4 more tries in the semi-final. Their well-drilled team got better of Sekolah Dato’ Abdul Razak of Negeri Sembilan, 22 – 0.
Sekolah Menengah Sains Pokok Sena also had a great run to the final. They cause numbers of upset en route, especially in the semi-final. They book their final spot as they beat one of the favorite team, Sekolah Sultan Alam Shah 13 – 0.
It was all about SEMASHUR in the final match. Hariz Ezzat bin Hamidon gave SEMASHUR the breakthrough with the opening try. Mohd Najmuddin bin Norhisham added the second for the team before Asrul Idham bin Asri sealed the Datuk Sulaiman Daud title for the SEMASHUR. They lifted the cup with 15 – 0 win
This championship team came from great teamwork as this team received help from 3 of their old boys, Amir Asyraf b. Yusri, Luqman b. Ishak and Amir Ashmaan bin Abdul Muttalib who also won the best player title back in 2014. Their head coach, Cikgu Soleh Abdul Hamid also played a vital part in this team great performance and 100% parents attendance boost SEMASHUR to win the cup.
It was no surprise to see SEMASHUR lifted the title as they had 2 sessions of physical intensive training at UPSI to prepare the mind and psychology under the guidance of Dr. Huzairi. Almost all the preparation cost was sponsored by players’ parents.
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