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RUGBY: MCKK make last eight

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HOSTS Malay College Kuala Kangsar (MCKK) were among the eight teams who qualified for the Cup/Plate quarter-finals of the MCKK Premier Sevens Rugby tournament in Kuala Kangsar yesterday.

MCKK,  last year's Bowl final runners-up, scored impressive wins  against Sekolah Berasrama Penuh Intergrasi Kuantan (27-5) and English College, Johor Baru (26-0).

Another school from Perak, Sekolah Tuanku Abdul Rahman (STAR) also booked a berth by beating Royal Military College (RMC),  Kuala Lumpur 33-5 and last year's Bowl final winners, Sekolah Datuk Abdul Razak (SDAR), Seremban 24-10.

Joining them in the last eight were last year's Cup champions Sekolah Sukan Tengku Mahkota Ismail, Johor (SSTMI),  who defeated  Sabah College 34-7 and SM Sains Sultan Mahmud, Terengganu 24-10.

Last year's Cup runners-up SM Sultan Yahya Petra, Kelantan defeated SMK Taman Kosas, Selangor 26-6 and Kolej Sultan Abdul Hamid, Kedah  38-0 to book their slots.

Other qualifiers were last year's Plate final runners-up SM Sains Hulu Selangor,  Sekolah Sultan Alam Shah,  Putrajaya, SMK Agama Sheikh Othman Abd Wahab, Kuching and SM Sains Selangor.

A total of 24 teams, including Thailand's Vajivarudh College are competing in the two-day tournament which is aimed at raising the standard of rugby among schools in the country.

Three Sekolah Menengah Sains Selangor (SMSS) players try to stop a player from Thailand’s Vajivarudh College yesterday. SMSS won 17-10. Pic by Ikhwan Munir


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