KYS VS MCKK: A mark for the new generation
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By Muhammad Darwisy
“One’s biggest regret would be to underestimate the strength of a team that wouldn’t take a loss no matter the cost.“
KYS and MCKK has had a long and strong friendship, bonding over various aspects, especially rugby. As a common interest that both institutions share, a rugby match is held annually and has quickly become a fan favourite event, leaving all spectators on the edge of their seats.
This match was put on hold during the three year long pandemic, but has finally made a comeback earlier this year. With a new generation of players on the field, the game was set to knock everyone’s expectations out of the park.
But before we get into that, let’s take a look at the lineup.
Meet your players
|Viinaaysh A/L Renganathan
|Ayden Zafrul Bin Kamarul Azman
|Muhamad Mikhail Bin Muhamad Mirza
|Adeeb Hafiz Bin Anuar Hasbullah
|Shameer Ali Haikal Bin Samsuri
|Ikram Hazri Bin Imran Haidi
|Aqil Bin Mohd Yuzmanizeil
|Mohamed Aryan Bin Mohamed Azam
|Adam Banin Bin Nor Affendy
|Muhammad Qayyum Bin Mohammad Hardee
|Faris Hakimi Bin Fairuz Rizal
|Aydin Zachary Bin Muhammad Imran
|Hilman Aref Bin Annuar Sofi
|Nik Hariz Bin Nik Hasnan
|Muhammad Aariz Lubis Bin Zulfikar Lubis
|Adam Bakhtiar Bin Mohd Khairudin Bin Bejo
|Muhammad Ashmaan Danish Bin Muhd Hakim
|Irfan Aqeel Bin Ahmad Shahril
|Raja Ahmad Haziq Bin Raja Ahmad Sani Iskandar
|Shafi Elman Idraki Bin Shahilman
|Muhammad Nazhrin Bin Mohd Shamsul
|Fitra Naufal Bin Fazrul Harris @ Mohd Faris Hasif
|Putra Dani Nashrin Bin Muhammad Wajmie
|Nik Ahmad Adam Rizqi Bin Mohd Yusmil
|Nik Ahmad Atif Bin Nik Mazlan
|Megat Muhammad Afham Bin Megat Muhammad Azhan
|Nik Farhat Abraqi Bin Nik Faidrul
|Ameen Shah Bin Fanil Shah
|Muhammad Harraz Farrel Bin Mohd Azfeezal
|Muhammad Zafrul Zharfan Bin Hasrol Nizam
|Ameer Zahrin Bin Fidzamil
|Nor Adly Nabyl Bin Nor Afzanizam
|Harraz Adam Hakim Bin Luqmanul Hakim
|Tengku Emil Riyadh Putra Bin Tengku Rinalfi Putra
|Muhammad Fawwaz Naufal Bin Nadzeri
|Khairil Imran Yusri
|Aydan Emran Bin Aidil
|Arshad Hamidi Bin Anuar Hafiz
|Zarif Azdi Bin Norazrol Hisham
|Zed Muhammad Haikhal Bin Zed Azwan
|Amir Darwisy Bin Shamsul Kamal
|Muhammad Abbas Bin Mohd Faudzi
|Ahmad Firhan Bin Nasrezam
|Yusuff El-Harris Bin Mohd Sani Akmar
|Muhammad Daffa Adwa Bin Mohd Yusri
|Mizan Muhammad Darwisy Bin Asrul Sani
|Nik Ahmad Wildan Bin Nik Azuan Sherman
|Afi Hadif Bin Ahmad Fadhlul Irham
|Wan Luqman Bin Wan Mohd Muizzuddin
|Nik Muhammad Danish Bin Nik Nazreen Yusrie
|Ameer Luqman Bin Mohd Mahfudz
|Aiman Fahim Bin Mohd Fadzril
|Harris Adri Bin Khairul Amri
|Ahmad Ukail Bin Ahmad Zakir
|Muhammad Bunyamin Bin Noor Azizi
|Iman Rayyan Bin Ahmad Najib
|Ahmad Danial Hafizin Bin Mohd Hafarizam
|Adam Khalif Bin Ahmad Harmiz
|Zaim Amir Bin Reza
|Wan Muhammad Hariz Bin Wan Shaiful Hazli
|Azshman Hakim Bin Azlan
|Syed Zainal Ariffin Bin Syed Alwi
|Jazil Waizz Bin Jamree
|Qaim Aqeel Bin Omar Mahmud
|Muhammad Harith Aliff Bin Mohd Fitri
|Tuah Bin Nur Azman
|Farish Adly Bin Mohd Faizal Mazly
|Ejaz Bin Roslan
|Muhammad Fareez Bin Abdul Manam
|Ja’far Shah Bin Jeffry Shah
|Zarief Bin Eddie Yuszaireen
|Muhammad Aufa Eizdihar Bin Khairul Ariffin Aris
|Eriz Fazli Bin Faiz Hussin
|Dzafrel Bin Mohd Noor
|Danial Hakimi Bin Muhammad Khairul Adzim
|Danish Ilham Bin Mohd Noor
|Amir Haris Bin Nor Azlan
|Adam Harris Bin Mohd Fadly
|Nik Danish Haikal Bin Nik Azman
|Mohamad Razzin Harezz Bin Mohamed Hasnan
|Arief Daniel Bin Azhari
|Muhammad Aiman Syafiq Bin Mohd Saifuldin
|Ahmad Haiqal Bin Azizal
|Hasan Mubarak Bin Mohammad Izwan
|Ijaz Emir Bin Khalid
|Muhammad Aqlan Razin Bin Azmil Bakri
|Taufiq Syarafuddin Bin Fared
|Wan Muhammad Afif Naufal Bin Wan Mohd Fadzli
|Umar Qawiem Bin Mohd Shakri
|Syafieq Haiqal Bin Ibrahim
|Wan Alef Bin Wan Affendy
|Ahmad Ali Saifuddin Bin Muzlan
|Muhammad Nur Syahmi Bin Nur Shazli
|Muhammad Nashwan Nasr Bin Mohd Nasir
|Luth Mikael Bin Mohammad Azman
|Muhammad Zulhazrieq Bin Zulhisham
|Muhammad Ayman Ar Rayyan Bin Azhar
|Muhammad Muaz Bin Syahrul Anuar
|Erfan Iman Bin Khairil Anuar Sadat
|Aqil Ikhwan Bin Ahmad Ramezul
|Amin Zarif Bin Abdul Hannan
|Muhammad Nadzirul Zikry Bin Shahrul Izman
|Adam Anaqi Afkar Bin Ahmad Faisal
|Aish Daniel Bin Azmizam
|Amar Hazim Bin Mohd Nordin
|Suhayl Alwi Bin Abdul Khalid
|Muhammad Qawiem Athif Bin Yuzaidi
|Adam Daniel Bin Remyizam
|Muhammad Nazrin Bin Mohamad Nazrin
|Syahmi Baihaqi Bin Sulaiman
|Nazir Husain Bin Ahmad Mustaqim
|Ammar Mikail Bin Abdullah Syawal
|Muhammad Afif Danish Bin Azizi
|Nakkearan A/L Devadas
|Aariz Bin Roslan
|Ariff Idzmer Bin Nazri
|Emir Suleiman Bin Eme Arizal
|Airiel Mariez Bin Ardy Suhaidy
|Amir Faheem Bin Mohd Tajudin
|Muhammad Aiman Aydin Bin Muhammad Hafiz
|Muhammad Darwisy Bin Mohd Faris
|Muhammad Adam Danial Bin Muhammad Khairy Ang
|Muhammad Niyaz Ihtisyam Bin Nor Idzam
|Mohar Rais Bin Moharmustaqeem
|Kamil Luqman Bin Md Hamsan
|Danish Afiq Ashriel Bin Saiful Lizam
|Dinie Azimi Bin Daud
|Najmi Hakim Bin Mohd Kamri
|Haridz Uzair Bin Annuar Sofi
|Ahmad Sofwan Bin Shahridan
|Mohamad Fares Bin Mohd Arman
|Airel Danish Bin Mohd Azreen
|Muhammad Danial Afiq Bin Mohd Khairul Amir
|Adam Hafiy Bin Mohd Yusof
|Muhammad Aqilhakimi Bin Zulkeffli
|Ahmad Aqmar Thaqif Bin Azmi
|Muhammad Aufa Arif Bin Adib Mahmudi
|Ahmad Ayman Bin Arman
|Muhammad Danish Bin Azwan
|Ahmad Fahim Bin Ahmad Faizal
|Muhammad Darwish Bin Ahmad Zaki
|Ahmad Farizzaqwan Bin Hasmavipawi
|Muhammad Eiddin Hafiz Bin Hafiznizam
|Ahmed Zahein Bin Mohd. Ashraf
|Muhammad Emin Mikael Bin Muzamry
|Ali Asyraf Afkar Bin Ahmad Faisal
|Muhammad Haziq Bin Ahmad Khairuddin
|Alif Zulqarnain Bin Aidil
|Muhammad Imran Alimi Bin Mohd Zafura
|Amar Bin Ahmad Nizam
|Muhammad Luthfi Adib Bin Aminudin
|Amirul Haziq Bin Amir Amree
|Muhammad Muqri Rafiq Bin Mazli
|Ammar Zafran Hakimi Bin Mohd Yusof
|Muhammad Naufal Bin Nazri
|Arash Aimar Mohamad Bin Mohd Solihin
|Muhammad Nur Adzmeer Bin Samion
|Arief Shaqil Bin Nor Azaha
|Muhammad Rifqi Danish Bin Muhammad Nazif
|Emir Danial Bin Muhammed Irffan
|Muhammad Syafiq Bin Harmidi
|Faris Bin Shaharum
|Muhammad Syazriel Husaini Bin Muhamad Azlan
|Haleefz Bin Hashini
|Muhammad Zarif Bin Muhammad Zamir
|Hariss Ahsan Bin Khairulnizam
|Muhammmad Akmal Danial Bin Abdul Rahman
|Iffat Bin Ahmad Taufik
|Nabil Airif Bin Mohamad Nasir
|Ilmi Syakir Bin Shaharudin
|Najmi Hamizan Bin Nor Azizi
|Kamarul Idham Aizad Bin Kamarulzaman
|Nik Muhammad Darwish Danial Bin Nik Mohd
|Kamarul Izarell Bin Kamarul Zaki
|Ryan Akasyah Bin Hasnul Izzat
|Luqman Haziq Bin Mohd Aqi
|Ryan Azman Bin Arman Azha
|Mikhael Bin Amer Imran
|Saiful Imran Bin Shahruniza
|Mohamad Yani Hambali Bin Badrul Hisham
|Tengku Muhammad Nabil Bin Tengku
|Muhammad Afeef Bin Nor Azam
|Uqail Hamzah Bin Noor Mohamad
|Muhammad Aidil Aziz Bin Afandi
|Wan Azlan Bin Wan Irfan Rinezry
|Muhammad Anas Bin Norshidi Fazizi
|Wan Zafri Azeem Bin Mohd Zain
|Muhammad Aqiel Isyraff Bin Azri Farid
|Yusuf Ashraf Bin Amran
Recipe to Success
MCKK All Blacks weren’t just any random team under the sun. They have been a major competitor of the KYS Rammers, holding the title of champions of the annual match for the past several years.
But both teams knew not to underestimate one another.
Put in a couple hundred tackles, agonizing fitness, unspeakable pains and a series of emotional roller coasters, and you have yourselves a team that is hungry to take back the trophy.
Both teams are desperate to call the trophy theirs, but it all depends on what goes down on the pitch.
Make it or Break it
Game day was here and all players were laser focused. Nothing was stopping them from losing sight of the goal.
The match started off with the under 13 category, and the players adjourned to the field, taking their places. The match went on for 50 minutes, with a 10 minute break in between.
The under 13 players gave it their all, exerting every ounce of strength they had within them to make a name for themselves as the youngest players competing.
Alas, the final whistle blew, and the MCKK All Blacks emerged as the winners of the under 13 category.
The second match was between the under 14 teams, and the crowd erupted, cheering with all their might to support the teams.
The players entered the field with their heads held high, ready for the ultimate face off. They gave their all in every kick, tackle and conversion, hoping to make their dream a reality.
But their fate aligned with the under 13 category, and the MCKK All Blacks once again takes home the gold medal in the under 14 category.
Will history repeat itself?
Hope for the KYS Rammers were at an all time low, considering the two consecutive losses from the previous matches. Regardless of that, the under 16 KYS Rammers still marched into the field, with a spirit that made them feel undefeatable.
The whistle blew and the first half of the under 16 match began. The intensity of the game impacted the crowd heavily, as all eyes were glued to the game.
Each time a team grabbed the ball, the opposing team would work twice as harder to take it back. Both teams were equally as fast, strong and quick-thinking.
Be that as it may, MCKK still dominated the first half of the game, with a score of 5-12.
For the crest on your chest
The confidence and spirit the KYS Rammers had dwindled, but it was still alive, and the boys weren’t going to let it die.
During the halftime break, the KYS Rammers gathered and revisited their game plan. They weren’t going to allow themselves to be upset, as they knew in their minds that as long as they still had time, there would always be hope.
Together, the players got back on to the pitch, and started the second half of the game.
Within several moments, the KYS Rammers were able to shuffle the deck, and direct the game in their favour. The score was now 17-17, bringing the game on level terms.
Time was ticking, and all eyes were on Kamil Luqman, team captain of the under 16 KYS Rammers, who was preparing to deliver the final conversion, a conversion that would determine their mark on history.
At just the right angle, the ball accurately struck and the conversion was delivered directly over the goal.
And just like that, history was made.