Angels to send 7s squad to Taiwan

13 January 2019 – Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) is sending their 7s rugby team to Chinese Taipei this coming week. Better known as the Serdang Angels, the local rugby powerhouse will be competing in the CJCU Rugby Invitational Tournament on 25 and 26 January 2019.

This is part of the students’ mobility program as they will be in Chang Jun Christian University for a week.

The team is under the management of Muhammad Zyuraidi Abdul Majid as the team manager, Khairizal Ali Amat (head coach) as well as accompanied by physiotherapy, Muhamad Nazari Ismail.

Wan Izzuddin Ismail, one of the national player is in the team

It will be a very strong squad with lots of international experience as Angels listed 4 players from the 7s national team. Muhammad Dzafran Asyraaf Muhamad Zainuddin is expected to lead the team with the help from Muhammad Ameer Nasrun Zulkeffi and Wan Izzuddin Ismail. 2017 Malaysia 7s Under 21 best player, Zulmajdi Kama Razali will be on the plane as well.

The full squad list in the program are

  1. Muhammad Ameer Nasrun Zulkeffli
  2. Wan Izzuddin Ismail
  3. Muhammad Dzafran Asyraaf Muhamad Zainuddin
  4. Muhamad Hafzan Bakri bin md roni
  5. Mohd Shobrey Amok
  6. Muhammad Fitri Abdullah
  7. Muhammad Faizal Md Tahir
  8. Nazrin Aiman Ahmad Taufik
  9. Zulmajdi Kama Razali
  10. Mohamad Nur Azri Azmi
  11. Muhammad Azizul Hakim Che Oon
  12. Stanly Sedry Stephen

Part of the program will see the team in the joint training program with the Chang Jun Christian University team. They will be visiting Chimei Museum as well as National Cheng Khung University on the third day as well.

The team was celebrated in the Appreciation Ceremony of Universiti Putra Malaysia Athletes Excellence yesterday. The ceremony was also attended by YBhg. Prof. Datin Paduka Dato’ Dr. Aini Ideris (VC UPM) dan YBhg. Prof. Dr. Mohd Roslan Sulaiman (TNC HEPA).

The team will depart to Chinese Taipei on 19th January while their flight back to Kuala Lumpur will be on 27th January, a day after the tournament.

Photos by Zainuddin Mamat and UPM Serdang Angels.

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