28 January 2018 – Highlanders recorded a comfortable win in their last group match. They easily overcame XMoruc 41 – 0 in the last group match which took place on their home turf, SM Sains Muzaffar Syah. That big win secured Highlander spot in the 2nd round of Group Cup/Plate matches.
That win put Highlanders top of the Group C standings. Boys of Merlimau secured the second spot as they beat MMU Hornbills 19 – 0 in the earlier kickoff. Highlanders sit top as they have better points different compared to Boys of Merliamau after both teams drew in the match week one.
Politeknik Merlimau Melaka matches the pre-tournament expectation as they comfortably top Pool B after two wins. The Hornet demolished Exsel in their second group match, 75 – 3. Bukit Beruang RC will follow the Hornet in the 2d Round of Cup/Plate group matches.
Group A already saw Universiti Teknikal Melaka finish first last week as they grab 2 wins out of 2 matches. PDRM finished as the group runner-up as they overcame UiTM Jasin in the last group match.
Top 2 teams will be drawn into two group of three. They will play each other as the top two from that group will play in the semi-final match. The draw will take place this Wednesday at the MOZAC Alumni meeting room.
All the cup/plate matches will take place at SM Sains Muzaffar Syah while the Bowl matches will be held at the KV Melaka Tengah.
Follow the latest update at http://ragbionline.com/tournament/melaka-rugby-league/
Teams in Cup/Plate group
2. Politeknik Merlimau
3. Universiti Teknikal Melaka
4. Boys of Merlimau
5. Bukit Beruang RC
6. Polis Melaka
Teams in Bowl
3. UiTM Jasin
Photos by Nazrulhad