1 August 2018 – The first ever Pengerang Thunderstorm Championship School 10s (Pengerang TCS 10s) exceed their expectation with participation from school and academy from all over Malaysia. 46 teams made it to the 2 days tournament which took place at the Tunku Mahkota Ismail Sports School, Bandar Penawar.
All the three categories were played in the tackle format.
The tournament saw 12 teams participated in the Under 9 category while the Under 10 was participated by 14 teams. The Under 11 had the most participation with 20 teams. They also had one “Orang Asli” school, SK Runchang who travelled all the way from Pahang to participate in the Under 11. They did well to finish as the runner-up in the Saucer 2.
The host, SK Bandar Easter won the Under 9 as they got better of SK Permas Jaya 3, 19 – 0 in the final. SK Bandar Easter dominance was certainly on the show throughout the tournament as they did not concede a single point en route to the title.
Bandar Easter wish to win the second title was cut short in the Under 10. They went down to the SK Setiawangsa from Kuala Lumpur, 5 – 10 in the final.
In the main event, SK Taman Perling of Johor Baharu showed that they were levels above the rest. The won the Under 11 title with a dominance, one side game over SK Temenggung Abdul Rahman. They won the final match with 34 – 0 scoreline.
SK Bandar Easter received another award as the overall champion as they are the champion of Under 9, runner-up for under 10 while their Under 11 team ended the tournament as the Bowl runner-up.
The champion for each category received the trophy, medals and RM200 cash money while the overall champion received trophy and RM300 cash money.
The tournament received full support from Pengerang Local Authority. Johor Rugby Union president, Haji Mohd Noorazam Osman presented the prizes to the winner.
Photos by Fauzi Saim/Official Pengerang TCS 10s Photographer