Our objective is aimed at supporting schools rugby in by organising a 15’s Rugby Tournament amongst the best rugby playing schools in Malaysia. This plan has been designed to ensure rugby increases its status and to continuously grow at the schools level. This is principally due to our observation that there isn’t any schools 15’s tournament that is being organised outside of the bi-annual MSSM tournament. All rugby tournaments that are currently being organised is for the 7’s and 10’s variant of the game. Though laudable, this does not bode well for the development of rugby according to the 15’s format, which is the truest form of rugby.
The tournament will be conducted over two stages, a round robin qualifying stage to establish the ranking of the 6 teams, and a playoff stage where the teams will play for the Cup, Plate and Bowl. Over the qualifying round the teams will play each other once, accumulating points for standing in the tournament table. Upon completion of all the fixtures, the teams will proceed to the playoff stage where schools placed 1st and 2nd will play for the Cup, 3rd and 4th placing will play for the Plate and the 5th and 6th team will play for the Bowl.
SCHEDULING AND VENUE
The qualifying stages will be held throughout the months of August and September and will be conducted in the grounds of the hosting school. As such, the games played in diverse locations including Kuala Kangsar, Ipoh, Hulu Yam, Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya and Seremban. All 3 games of the playoff stage will be played over an afternoon at a stadium venue in Klang Valley culminating in the Cup final.
Participation is by invitation based on a review of the best performing rugby schools currently. All schools have confirmed their participation, namely:
Malay College Kuala Kangsar, Kuala Kangsar
Sekolah Tuanku Abdul Rahman, Ipoh
Sekolah Dato’ Abdul Razak, Seremban
Sekolah Sultan Alam Shah, Putrajaya
Sekolah Menengah Sains Selangor, Kuala Lumpur
Sekolah Menengah Sains Hulu Selangor, Ulu Yam