“Thailand too far”, Nik

Muizzuddin Yahaya

30 April 2019 – Malaysia 7s Women team won 4 out of 6 matches during the Bangkok 7s Invitational. Malaysia lost both matches to the 2017 Gold Medal, Thailand over the two days.

4 teams took part in the test match. Other than Malaysia and Thailand, the other South East Asia team is Laos with the Chulalongkorn University fill in the 4th slot.

Malaysia did not have much problem as they managed to overcome both Laos and Chulalongkorn University. They comfortably dispatch the two opponents by scoring minimum 4 tries in that 4 matches.

The two lost that Malaysia suffered were to Thailand. The Thai team was certainly in his own class as they defeated Malaysia by 33 – 5 (first day) and 33 – 7 scoreline.

Bangkok 7s Invitational result

“As what I said previously, we are still far behind Thailand. There are a few elements that we can improve especially for the defending and individual skill such as game sense and tactical decision making”, shared the head coach, Nik Safuan Ismade.

This is the only second time the team went on to compete on a high level after their successful outing during the Borneo 7s last March and Nik Ismade urged to have more competitive matches. “To compete with Thailand, we need to have more competitive test match outside. We need more game experience which can help to improve the players’ performance”, added Nik.

Malaysia Women 7s team will head to Japan next as they will take part in the Pirika Moshiri 7s Rugby in Hokkaido, Japan on 15th and 16th June 2019.

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