Malaysia national rugby union team

The Malaysia national rugby union team has not played at the Rugby World Cup, but has attempted to qualify since the South African World Cup in 1995.

Malaysia
Malaysian Rugby logo.jpg
UnionMalaysian Rugby Union
Emblem(s)Chinese hibiscus
Coach(es)Brad Mika
Captain(s)Mohammed Syahir Asyraf bin Rosli
Top scorerHezekiah Yap (69) (until 2013)
Most triesGooden Ong (36 tries) (until 2018)
Team kit
Change kit
First international
Malaysia Malaysia 9–23 Sri Lanka 
(November 4, 1972)
Largest win
Malaysia Malaysia 89–0 China 
(May 31, 2012)
Largest defeat
 South Korea 112–5 Malaysia Malaysia
(November 5, 1996)

HistoryEdit

Malaysian Rugby Union (Kesatuan Ragbi Malaysia) is the representative of Malaysian rugby. They have good competition with their neighbours Singapore, and the Singapore-Malaysia were well contested and well viewed matched. But funding for the sport has not been very generous.

Malaysian rugby is also very promising with many new players embracing the sport. In 2013, rookies Razman Arsad were brought to the team and becoming the top scorer, scoring 69 tries in his first season. Meanwhile, Nureikmar Muhamad has also made a large impact which led to him becoming the vice captain of the team. The new coach has led the team to many victories that includes over the Philippines. The most important thing however is the youth as, young starlets like Abdul Izzudin,David Liong,Eugene Ong,John Ng and Terrence Loh has cultivated the country to go in the right direction.

Current ResultsEdit

2016 Asia Rugby Championship - Division 1

Tournament was held at Royal Selangor Stadium, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

  • Malaysia 10-15 Philippines (L)
  • Malaysia 42–17 Sri Lanka (W)
  • Malaysia 40–20 Singapore (W)

Malaysia won the tournament but will remain in Division 1 in the next edition after they decided not to challenge for promotion (Top 3 Challenge) from third placers of the main tournament.

SquadEdit

2016 Asian Rugby Championships - Division 1

2015 Asian Rugby Championships - Division 2

  • Azman Osman
  • Mohd Nurazaman Ramli
  • Dinesvaran Krishnan
  • Sae Falupega
  • Harley Phillips
  • Nik Mohd Shahidan Mohd Zain
  • Mohamad Syarif Sudin
  • Eto Vaka Saukuru
  • Mohd Syahir Asraf Rosli (C)
  • Faat Hor Rozi
  • Atunasia Lacadamu Takubu
  • Vatimio Rabebe
  • Tengku Mohd Fariz Tengku Roslan
  • Seru Pepeli Naqasima
  • Callum Bin Azmir Kilpatrick

Substitutes

  • Amirul Sani
  • Muhammad Syabil Laila
  • Mohd Saizul Hafifi Md Noor
  • Amirul Mukminin Amizan
  • Mohd Hazuwan Mohamad Zakeri
  • Wan Izzudin Ismail
  • Ras Hurairah Razbi
  • Mohamad Aiman Jamaluddin
  • Isoa Vuluma Turuva
  • Mohd Rosmanizam Roslan
  • Khalid Syed Bin Oliver Smith

Competitive recordEdit

Top 30 rankings as of 25 November 2019[1]
Rank Change* Team Points
1     South Africa 094.19
2     New Zealand 092.11
3     England 088.82
4     Wales 085.02
5     Ireland 084.45
6     Australia 081.90
7     France 080.88
8     Japan 079.28
9     Scotland 079.23
10     Argentina 078.31
11     Fiji 076.21
12     Italy 072.04
13     Tonga 071.44
14     Georgia 071.26
15     Samoa 070.72
16     Spain 068.15
17     United States 068.10
18     Uruguay 067.41
19     Romania 066.69
20     Russia 063.09
21     Hong Kong 061.25
22     Canada 061.12
23     Namibia 061.01
24     Portugal 061.01
25     Netherlands 060.08
26     Brazil 058.89
27     Belgium 055.74
28     Germany 054.64
29     Chile 053.83
30     South Korea 053.11
*Change from the previous week

Asia Rugby ChampionshipEdit

Asia Rugby Championship
Year Division Position GP W D L PF PA
2015 DNQ
2016 DNQ
2017 DNQ
2018 1 1 1 0 0 4 third placed
Total Best results: 'third placed Appearances: 1/4 0 0 0 0 0 0

ARFU Asian Rugby ChampionshipEdit

  1. ^ "Men's World Rankings". World Rugby. Retrieved 12 November 2019.