MCKK geared up for VI test

New Straits Times - - Sport -

MALAY Col­lege Kuala Kangsar (MCKK) All Blacks will meet old ri­vals Vic­to­ria In­sti­tu­tion (VI) in the fi­nal of the Su­perSix Tour­na­ment on Satur­day for the Malaysia Air­ports Man­ager Chal­lenge Tro­phy.

With only four teams com­pet­ing, MCKK All Blacks did them­selves proud as they de­feated de­fend­ing cham­pi­ons Tuanku Ab­dul Rah­man School (STAR) 19-13 last Satur­day in Ipoh and head coach Fidza­mil Basarudin feels it should not go to waste.

“We faced a daunt­ing task to get to the fi­nal be­cause the sched­ule is packed and we’re just hop­ing to win this be­cause we have sac­ri­ficed a lot of play­ing time.

“And we won against STAR, so we shouldn’t let this op­por­tu­nity wither just like that.”

Fidza­mil said they have pin­pointed the weak­nesses MCKK All Blacks have to over­come in or­der to face VI.

“We saw a cou­ple of things lack­ing here and there that need to be fixed and we have to work on our at­tack­ing skills.

“VI look out­stand­ing and we need to make sure that we keep that in mind be­cause they have a good kicker and their strat­egy is clean.”

MCKK All Blacks will be led by cap­tain Zamir Mohd Shai­ful Aizi as they try to win the tro­phy they lifted in 2014.

“We re­ally want that tro­phy be­cause we’ve won it pre­vi­ously but the most im­por­tant part is, we have a his­tory and tra­di­tion to up­hold so we can­not lose to VI.”

The fi­nal match will take place on Satur­day at 8.30pm at the Sayyid­ina Hamzah Sta­dium at Univer­siti Is­lam An­tara­bangsa (UIA) in Gom­bak.

STAR will take on Sul­tan Alam Shah School in the Plate cat­e­gory as they fight for third and fourth place at 4pm.

The Su­perSix Tour­na­ment of­fers a to­tal prize purse of RM13,000 with sup­port from the Malaysian Rugby Union (MRU) through their Na­tional Rugby De­vel­op­ment Pro­gramme (NDRP) as well as Malaysia Air­port Hold­ings Ber­had (MAHB) main­tain­ing as the main spon­sor for a fourth con­sec­u­tive year. Farah Azharie

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