6 March 2018 – The tournament host, Melaka win the Invitational category in the first ever 2018 NAZA National 7s Series. Melaka came out top from 4 competing teams with 100% record throughout the tournament.
In the final match, Melaka overcame PDRM 10 – 5. Right in front of the home crowds, Melaka showed outstanding performance since the day one. The opened the campaign by beating the same team they beat in the final, PDRM 10 – 5.
Melaka continues their fine form as they trashed Putrajaya 26 – 0 in the second match. They sealed the top spot in the invitational category as Melaka got better of Terengganu 17 – 5 in the last group match.
Melaka who topped the group continues their good form in the day two. They scored 3 tries in the semi-final win over Putrajaya as they book the final spot.
PDRM who only finished 3rd in the group match, improved to overcome Terengganu 19 – 0 in another semi-final.
It was all to play for in the final. With more than 1 000 crowds on the stand, the host dominates most of the final match. 1 tries in each half, sealed the title for the host. Last minute try by PDRM was not enough as Melaka beat PDRM 10 – 5 to claim the invitational category.
Photos by Zainuddin Mamat