High school Batu Pahat on high
10 July 2018 – High School Batu Pahat (HSBP) of Johor won the Under 15 category at the UTP Super Rugby 10s last weekend. The team had a good tournament and overcame Bengals RC in the final.
6 teams compete in the Under 16 category with Bengals RC sent two teams. HSBP was in Pool A alongside Bengals A and SBPI Gopeng (IGOP). They did not have much problem as they comfortably dispatch both teams 35 – 0 and 31 – 0 over IGOP. The scoreline certainly indicates HSBP domination in those match.
HSBP started the second day in a similar fashion. They kept their focus to overcome the Bengals B team in the semi-final. HSBP scored 4 tries to win the match 26 – 0.
Bengals who finished as the Pool A runner-up shocked SBPI Gombak 10 – 0 to advance to the final.
Bengals played a much better game in the final compared to what they showed in the group stage to match HSBP. They even managed to break the HSBP line to score a try but that unable to stop HSBP from claiming the title. Two tries from Mohamad Syahrul Fahri bin Syahrudin secured the win as HSBP overcame Bengals with 12 – 5 scoreline.
Hasrol Baharom (HSBP head coach) shared, “winning the title is not something that we use to, so we will cherish every moment. We will keep working hard to improve our game.”
HSBP brought home RM700, trophy as well as medals.
Photos courtesy of HSBP.