3 July 2018 – Malaysia Under 18 team depart to Paris, France earlier this morning. The 7s team will take part in the Paris World Games 2018. They will take part in the Under 18 category.
12 teams will compete with Malaysia is the only team from Asia to play. Algeria, Namibia and Colombia are the other 3 nation competing while South Africa is represented by Titans. The list is being completed by another 7 local France club including AM92, Paris University Club and Bagneux
Malaysia team is being set up under the National Rugby Development Program (NRDP). The team had the last friendly test match yesterday against Malaysia Univesity side which is preparing for their own tournament in Namibia soon. Malaysia Rugby Union president, Dato’ Shahrul Zaman Yahya spend his evening to watch the match and meet the team for the last time before the head to France.
Malaysia U18 players
1. MUHAMMAD HAZIM BIN NOR ISMAIL (SMK SERI MERSING)
2. MUHAMAD FAIQ ASLAH BIN MOHD SATAR (SMK SERI MERSING)
3. EDDIE ARRIF BIN MOHD FERDAUS FREEDY (PRA U SSTMI)
4. MOHAMAD SHAH IZWAN BIN NORDIN (PRA U SSTMI)
5. MUHAMMAD HELMI IEZLAN BIN AZMI (PRA U SSTMI)
6. MOHAMAD SHAH IRWAN BIN NORDIN (IKM)
7. FARIS DANIAL BIN MAZHANASH (UIA)
8. MOHAMAD FIRDAUS BIN M. ZAHED (PRA U SMK KE VII)
9. MUHAMMAD SHAFIQ IKMAL BIN IBRAHIM (UITM)
10. MOHAMAD ILHAM ZAKHWAN BIN MOHAMED ZAKI (UITM)
11. ARIF HAKIMI BIN MOHD NAZIL (UM)
12. WAN AHMAD ALFUZULIE BIN WAN AZMAN (KPM AYER MOLEK)
The team is under the management of Mohd Nasrul Hakim Bin Haji Mohamad Zahir with Md Baharudin Mahani as the team head coach.
Malaysia is in the same group with Titans, Club de Susy and Bretagne All-Star. The Rugby 7s Under 18 tournament will take place from 7 to 8 July 2018.
Photos from NRDP