SEMASHUR spot on

Muizzuddin Yahaya

9 September 2019 – The final match of the 2019 Zealord 10s Under 16 categories was played at the highest level as tournament host SM Sains Hulu Selangor faced SMK Sri Mersing from Johor. That match ticked most of the box of the of great rugby match with tons of entertainment, excitement, great individual skill, tactical awareness and so much more which put the crowd on their feet for most of the 20 minutes.

The Zealord got better of Mersing Sharks by the slimmest margin as SEMASHUR got better of Mersing by a single point. They won the match 15 – 14 to win the U16 title.

SEMASHUR made full use of their outstanding Forward line lead. They played to their strength with tons of Pick n Go even from their own side of the field. SEMASHUR was the first to make their mark scoring the first try from the forward movement.

Mersing took the lead for the first time in the final movement as Mohd Nur Iman Mahmood produced an outstanding individual skill to unlock SEMASHUR defensive, beating 4 players to score his try. Faris Naufal put Mersing in the lead with a beautiful conversion.

SEMASHUR retake the lead late in the first half, after another set of forward setup created space for them to exploit. The first half ended with 10 – 7 scoreline as Hazim try made the difference

Mersing started the second half with greater desire and they look dangerous each time they are in control. Iman Mahmood scored his second try of the match as Faris Naufal added 2 more points for Mersing to lead 14 – 10.

SEMASHUR determination to win the title was perfectly shown as they came back, sticking with their plan to move on their forward unit. That cause problem for Mersing as they started to get tired, causing them to make mistake resulting 2 yellow card. SEMASHUR fully utilised the extra man to score their 3rd try of the match.

The 15 – 14 scoreline remained until the final whistle as SEMASHUR win the ZEALORD 10s U16.

The finalist. Great sportsmanship by both teams.

Earlier, Akademi Rugby Selangor (ARAS) showed that they are the best team as they dominate SM Sains Hulu Selangor (SEMASHUR) in the Under 14 final match. They were in full control to win the Under 14 category with 17 – 0 scoreline.

Akademi Ragbi Selangor U14

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