10 July 2018 – SSTMI Tsunami proved that they are still the team to beat after two teams from the school claimed the title at the UTP Super Rugby 10s. SSTMI Tsunami Under 16 team won the Under 17 category while their elder brothers who played for Front Row Jr claimed the Under 19.
SSTMI Tsunami Under 16 didn’t have much problem to clinch the Under 17 title. With only 6 teams in the category, they managed to outclass the opponent despite fielding 5 Under 15 and 7 Under 16 players. Tsunami scored 40 points in the group matches from 6 tries, 5 conversions and did not let a single point to the opponent.
They stormed through KV Tanah Merah in the semi-final and book the final spot with 27 – 0 win. In the final, Tsunami face Bengals RC for the second time in the tournament as they previously beat them 21 – 0 in the group match. Ikhmal Hijjaz and Putra Danish scored a try each as Putra added 4 more points from two conversions for the Tsunami to claim the title.
In the Under 19, Front Row made sure they claimed the top spot with a 100% record. They did well to beat Happy Ending, STAROBA, SAJOHA Viking and GMI and scored 11 tries in the process.
Front Row Jr turn into another gear at the start of the second day to demolish SABROBA 43 – 0 in the quarter-final. UTP Drillers Jr did their best but unable to stop the Front Row as they went down 7 – 21 in the semi-final match.
Happy Ending who finished second in the Pool D made it to final after 14 – 10 win over Anchorman Jr in the other semi-final. Happy Ending was wishing for a revenge as Front Row Jr narrowly beat them by a single try in the group match.
That did not materialise as two tries as well as two conversions from Hafiezie Sudin and additional one try from Adam Arif won the game for Front Row Jr. Front Row won the final with 19 – 7 scoreline.
With the win, SSTMI Tsunami Under 16 brought home RM750 while the Front Row Jr received RM 1000. They also brought home trophy and medals.
Photos by Aiman Farhan for Ragbionline