‘Malaysia’ Angels expect to go all the way
29 January 2018 – Univeriti Putra Malaysia men team is expected to go all the way in the upcoming Sukan Institut Pengajian Tinggi (SUKIPT) 2018. This is due to the outstanding quality they have throughout the team line-up.
Better known as Angels, UPM will be powered by 3 current national players in the Malaysia sevens squad. They are Siddiq Amir, Khairul Abdillah and Nur Azri Azmi. They are also part of Malaysia 7s squad who won the first ever Gold medal in the last 2017 Kuala Lumpur SEA Games. They are now preparing for the upcoming Commonwealth Games and will join the rest of National team squad in Sydney right after SUKIPT.
Other than the senior players, two newcomers could also play the important part in Angels team. Both, Abd Karim Md Nasir and Nazrin Aiman Abdul Malik was part of Malaysia Under 20 7s squad who shine in Hong Kong last year. The two product of Tunku Mahkota Ismail Sports School already showed what they offered to the team during Angels tri-teams test match last weekend.
The remaining 7 players in Angels team will offer their own quality, as well as experience as most of them, compete in multiple top level tournament over the year. This includes the AirAsia Malaysia Rugby League, Agong Cup, National 7s and others.
Angels had 4 test match last week against the Malaysia 7s team as well as their closest rival, UiTM Lions. Angels won both matches against Lions but unable to match the quality of national squad especially in the last match of the day.
UPM Serdang Angels test match
1. UPM Serdang Angels 33 – 7 UiTM Lions
2. Malaysia 28 – 10 UPM Serdang Angels
3. UiTM Lions 10 – 17 UPM Serdang Angels
4. UPM Serdang Angels 5 – 36 Malaysia
UPM Serdang Angels is in pool A along side UiTM and MMU
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Photos by Zainuddin Mamat