KUALA KANGSAR (29 Sept) – Malay College Kuala Kangsar (MCKK), the host team, lived up to the hypein an electrifying showdown against Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Abi (SMK ABI) during the opening match of Group C at the 11th MCKK Rugby Premier 7s (P7s) championship, held at the MCKK field today. Despite facing an early setback, MCKK, a former champion in 2013, pulled off a thrilling 19-12 victory.
In a surprising turn of events, SMK ABI took the lead in the first half with two tries and a conversion, leaving MCKK trailing 0-12. However, in the second half, MCKK made a remarkable comeback, scoring three tries and converting two to secure a total of 19 points.
Coach Mohd. Romli Saad of MCKK expressed his astonishment at his team’s initial performance, especially the 12-0 deficit. He noted, “In the second half, I urged the players to regain their focus and fight for the win. Fortunately, they delivered a stellar performance, securing a well-deserved 19-12 victory.”
In the opening match of Group A, Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Jalan Tiga (ARAS) dominated Sekolah Kebangsaan King George V (KGV), winning convincingly with a score of 36-0.
ARAS displayed absolute dominance throughout the match, leaving KGV struggling to match their pace and skill.
Meanwhile, in the Group B opener, Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Hosba (SMKH) faced little resistance as they comfortably defeated Maktab Sabah Kota Kinabalu (SCKK) with an impressive score of 41-5.
In Group D action, Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Agama Sheikh Haji Othman Abdul Wahab (SHOAW) easily overcame the challenge posed by Sekolah Tuanku Abdul Rahman (STAR), securing a resounding 29-0 victory.
In Group E, Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan King Edward VII (KEVII) had a relatively smooth run, effortlessly defeating Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Sultan Sulaiman (ART) with a final score of 17-
In the Group F matchup, Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Telok Mas (SMKTM) staged a remarkable comeback from behind, narrowly defeating Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Sultan Yahya Petra 1 (SSYP1) with a final score of 17-15.
The 11th edition of the MCKK Rugby Premier 7s (P7s) championship features a total of 24 teams and will run from today until Sunday.
MATCH DAY 1 RESULTS
KGV [ 0 – 36 ] ARAS
SCKK [ 5 – 41 ] SMK HOSBA
MCKK [ 19 – 12 ] SMK ABI
SHOAW [ 29 – 0 ] STAR
KE VII [ 17 – 7 ] ART
SSYP1 [ 15 – 17 ] SMKTM
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