Malaysia get their revenge
MALAYSIA are on track to defend their Asia Rugby Championship, Division One title after they claimed sweet revenge on the Philippines through a 40-8 win in Ipoh, yesterday.
Last year, Malaysia were defeated 10-15 by the Filipinos in the opener of the 2016 edition but with the win, Malaysia are undefeated after two matches and lead the standings with 10 points.
“Overall they played exceptionally as it was an open-running game,” said Malaysia coach Lee Nyuk Fah.
After overcoming two hurdles, Nyuk Fah wants his men to bear in mind that the worst is still not over yet as Sri Lanka await them.
“The game against Sri Lanka will be a touch and go game because Sri Lanka are ranked 41 whereas Malaysia are 54, but we are playing on home ground and the boys are in really high spirits and are determined to win this championship for the second time in two years."
Sri Lanka will go into Saturday’s match against Malaysia undefeated as well.
Verebula Fereti’s men won their first match 24-13 against the Philippines on Sunday and followed it up with a 33-17 thumper against UAE yesterday. Farah Azharie