By Syifarida Muhamad Zaki
SERDANG, Nov 9 – Serdang Angels of Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) is confident of clinching the title of 2015 Super 8 Rugby tournament of institutions of higher learning to be held from Nov 13 till Nov 22.
Captain of Serdang Angels, Muhammad Siddiq Amir Jalil said several players had undergone training which lasted for two weeks in New Zealand.
“Our team has no problem or pressure in facing the championship.
“With the training programme and exposure, we are confident that Serdang Angels could retain the championship title,” he said after a Press conference on the tournament.
Serdang Angels emerged champion in the first Super 8 edition last year. In this second edition, it was placed in Group A, together with UTP Knights, UTM Bronco and MSP Hornets.
Champions will walk away with the Challenge Cup, trophy, cash of RM5,000 and medals.
Eight teams from UPM, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM), Universiti Malaya (UM), Universiti Kuala Lumpur (UniKL), Universiti Teknologi Petronas (UTP), Majlis Sukan Politeknik and Majlis Sukan Kolej Komuniti will be competing in the tournament to take place at UPM.
Also present at the Press conference were UPM Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Student Affairs And Alumni), Prof. Datuk Dr. Mohammad Shatar Sabran, Higher Education Ministry Sports Division Secretary, Hazally Jali and UPM Sports Centre head, Dr. Hanafiah Ayub - UPM.
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Universiti Putra Malaysia
43400 UPM Serdang
Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia