WORC to rep­re­sent Kuch­ing af­ter win­ning league

The Borneo Post - - SPORT - By Ting Tieng Hee reporters@the­bor­neo­post.com

KUCH­ING: Two years af­ter win­ning the Kuch­ing League or­gan­ised by Kuch­ing Rugby Football Club, the War­riors Old boys Rugby Club (WORC) are the cham­pi­ons again in the in­au­gu­ral Kuch­ing Rugby League or­gan­ised by Kuch­ing Divi­sion Rugby As­so­ci­a­tion ( KDRA).

WORC re­ceived their prizes from Min­is­ter of Tourism, Arts, Cul­ture, Youth and Sports Datuk Ab­dul Karim Rah­man Hamzah dur­ing the prize giv­ing cer­e­mony of the Kuch­ing 10s Rugby Tour­na­ment at the Sarawak Sta­dium last Sun­day.

In con­grat­u­lat­ing WORC for win­ning the league, team coach Zulka­ranain­hisham Sarbini also thanked the man­age­ment team, play­ers and sup­port­ers for mak­ing it a suc­cess­ful league cam­paign this year.

“We will need to work harder next year to com­pete in the league be­cause the teams com­pet­ing are get­ting bet­ter.

“I would like to con­grat­u­late al l the teams com­pet­ing in the league es­pe­cially to the Wolf­packs , KWRC, KRFC and the im­prov­ing GB13 Skulls,” added Zulka­ranain­hisham who is also club ad­vi­sor.

He be­lieved that it is go­ing to be an in­ter­est­ing league next year with most teams hav­ing im­port play­ers com­ing in to play for the re­spec­tive clubs.

Team cap­tain Mohd Ma­hadzir

I would like to con­grat­u­late all the teams com­pet­ing in the league es­pe­cially to the Wolf­packs , KWRC, KRFC and the im­prov­ing GB13 Skulls.

Marzuki, who felt grate­ful to Al­lah for the suc­cess, said the com­bi­na­tion of young play­ers and ex­pe­ri­enced play­ers made WORC this year more solid.

“Great man­age­ment is also one big fac­tor we can win the league. All play­ers gave their 100 per cent com­mit­ment dur­ing the matches. Af­ter each match we did a post-mortem to iden­tify the weak­nesses and it was a great thing we did dur­ing the matches. So, we can im­prove it dur­ing train­ing ses­sions.

“The spirit to be champion was seen since the fi rst match ver­sus Wolf­pack when we man­aged to hold them 10-10 although they had bet­ter play­ers with a com­bi­na­tion of some of the ex­pe­ri­enced play­ers and a player from Fiji,” added Ma­hadzir.

Mean­while, WORC pres­i­dent Mohd Nafri Ab­dul Rah­man thanked the play­ers and of­fi­cials for their great com­mit­ment and the sup­port­ers who are al­ways with the team.

“All the hard work dur­ing the train­ing were re­warded with the win. Hope­fully next year we can de­fend the Cup.

“It was no easy job to win the league. Thank God we man­age to over­come all the cir­cum­stances and we made it. Re­spect your­self, re­spect your team­mates, re­spect your coach, re­spect your op­po­nents and re­spect the game will lead you to peo­ple will re­spect you more. Proud to be to­gether!,” he added.

Nafri also ad­vised the team to fo­cus on rep­re­sent­ing Kuch­ing in the Pres­i­dent Cup.

“I would also like to thank the spon­sors Cer­gas Asli Sdn Bhd, Datuk Fadil­lah Yu­sof and Faz­zrudin Ab­dul Rah­man,” he said.

Zulka­ranain­hisham Sarbini, team coach

Nafri (stand­ing at sec­ond right) and Zulka­ranain­hisham cel­e­brat­ing the achieve­ment with the team play­ers and of­fi­cials af­ter the prize pre­sen­ta­tion.

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