KGV 10's scrumptious weekend

Rugby union is alive and well in Malaysia with a long history dating back to the games introduction in the late 19th century by the British.

More than 41,050 registered players are involved in rugby competition in Malaysia and the country is currently ranked 57th in the world - to put that in perspective, in 2009 Australia had 38,00 registered adult players- Malaysians love their rugby.

There are sixteen unions, associations and councils affiliated to the Malaysian Rugby Union with more than 300 clubs, and 600 schools playing the well-known 15 and 7- a-side games.

But it is the game they invented, Rugby 10's, which is proving to be one of the most popular events in Malay school boy rugby circles.

The biggest annual rugby 10's tournament in Malaysia is the KGV Tens's and it is an incubator turning out young talent every year that go on to play at higher levels in club rugby.

Seremban was the host this year and the games were played hard and fast with well deserved winners in Under-12's, Kuala Muda Rugby Club, Under-13's Sekolah Menengah Sains Hulu Selangor, Under-14's, Victoria Institution, Under-15's Sri Mersing Secondary School and Under-16's, Tengku Mahkota Ismail Sports School, all leaving with big smiles on their faces, Kuala Muda Rugby Club had the biggest smiles after winning the Under 12 category without letting a single point through out the tournament, trashing their opponents 29 – 0 in the final.


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