In the first seven minutes, Ahmad Azim Ahmad Nazrin and Ungku Lukman Ungku Azmi, the speedy duo, led SMSS to the interval with a comfortable 28-7 advantage. Azim delivered a memorable hat-trick and Ungku Lukman added another while BRC replied with a converted try through Rhys Mackley in the first half.
Raja Idris said the youngsters performed beyond expectations and coped well in tackling the explosive seven-a-side format at the recent two-day meet. “We expected the boys in the Under-15 group to perform because they can adapt to the fast-moving form of rugby.
“Going into the final, we anticipated an open affair against BRC. Going for it: Mohd Azim Zainurin (left) from Star surging forward with the ball in the boys’ Under-17 final. “However, we rose to the occasion and went into the half-time break with a big margin lead. “We emerged victorious with an outstanding performance in the first half,” he added.
Mohd Ubaidillah Amran and Ahmad Airil Rashid also contributed a converted try each for SMSS in the second half. Rhys scored the other 10 points for BRC. SMSS fielded three teams for the Under-15 and their second-ranked line-up also came in as runners-up in the Plate section, behind Johor’s English College after both teams drew 10-10. English College was declared the winners for scoring the first try.
Meanwhile, BRC suffered another disappointment in completing their campaign in the boys’ Under-17 Cup final. Despite taking a slim two-point (7-5) lead in the first half, BRC committed several costly mistakes and allowed Perak’s Sekolah Tuanku Abdul Rahman (Star) to edge them 15-12. Earlier, BRC showed their domination by chalking up a one-two finish in the boys’ Under-12 Cup final.
RESULTS (All Finals)
Plate: SK Danau Kota bt SK Gombak Utara 20-5
Cup: Bintang Rugby Club A bt Bintang Rugby Club B 40-10
Bowl: Victoria Institution bt Sekolah Sultan Alam Shah A 19-7
Plate: English College bt SMSS B 10-10 (won by scoring the first try)
Cup: SMSS A bt BRC 42-17
Bowl: Victoria Institution bt SM Teknik Kuala Lumpur 10-10 (won by scoring the first try)
Plate: SBPI Gombak bt SMK Taman Kosas 12-12 (won by scoring the first try)
Cup: Sekolah Tuanku Abdul Rahman bt BRC 15-12
- Under-17 (Touch)
Bowl: SMSS C bt SBPI Gombak 0-0 (won by toss of coin)
Plate: SMSS B bt MRSM Kulim B 10-5
Cup: SMSS A bt MRSM Kulim A 10-5 (won by golden try)
- Old Boys
Bowl: Sekolah Datuk Abdul Razak Lions bt SMSS B 19-5
Plate: Sultan Abdul Hamid College bt SMSS A 28-10
Cup: SMK Taman Kosas bt SBPI Gombak 31-7
*Sumber dari The Star