16 November 2019 – National scrum-half, Md Khairul Abdillah understands that his Terengganu team need to shut down Etonia Saukuru to win the quarter-final clash. Terengganu is set to takes on Kuala Lumpur later this evening to decide the 4th team to go to the semi-final
Better known as Myko, he has been one of the best player in the whole Piala Agong campaign so far. The SEA Games Gold Medalist of 7s squad and current scrum-half in the Malaysia 15s has certainly lid up Terengganu overall performance this year as he guided the team to 100% record in the Premier so far. He was ever present so far in all 3 matches and expected to start against Kuala Lumpur on Sunday. Terengganu is aiming to win the Piala Agong for the first time ever and they certainly look on the right track to achieve that.
When asked about their chance in the quarter-final, Myko just wishes that he and his teammate will be able to give their best against Kuala Lumpur. Terengganu need to be on top of their game against the Kuala Lumpur who showed their capability as they shocked ATM in the last Division 1 game to secure the final spot.
Md Khairul Abdillah wants to focus a game by game as he has no asnwer when we asked who he favours to face in the semi-final should they won the quarter final. “It’s the championship for everyone to win. Every team is qualified to play in this knockout round own the merit to play. We cannot look down to any of it”, shared Myko. He was second best in 2018 edition while playing for his home state, Kelantan as they went down to Sabah in the final.
Myko certainly knows how dangerous Kuala Lumpur can be especially when his national teammate, Etonia Saukuru is on top of his form. The duo linked up very well when they represent Malaysia in the Asia Rugby Championship Premier campaign. “Eto has a lot of experience. He has the capability to vary the tactical and gameplan. We will need to be aware of that.” Eto has been lethal for Kuala Lumpur as he is the top points contributor with 20 from 4 tries in 3 matches.
Terengganu vs Kuala Lumpur match is set to kick off at 4.00pm. Make your way to Padang A, UPM or you can stream the match live on our website at rotv.ragbionline.com
2019 Piala Agong match system.