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Saturday September 7, 2013 MYT 9:30:00 PM
Saturday September 7, 2013 MYT 9:32:50 PM
by shamshul fitri
"Negri Sembilan Wanderers' Valu Raturibi attempts to take the ball past Keris Conlay's Farizal Ismail during their match in the Jonah Jones Sevens tournament.
KUALA LUMPUR: Keris Conlay are on a clear path to get into the Super League final of the Guinness Jonah Jones Sevens rugby tournament at the Royal Selangor Club Sports Annexe in Bukit Kiara.
The team managed to win two out of three matches on Saturday, losing to last year’s runner-up Negri Sembilan Wanderers 0-7, which puts them in second place on six points. Playing in the round-robin format, the Wanderers now lead the Super League table on nine points. The stakes are high as only the top two teams will play in the final on Sunday.
With one match in hand, Keris team manager Mohd Khairulnizam Mohd Isa said they are confident to be in the final this year.
“It has been a rather good start for us, beating defending champion Sabah Eagles (26-14) and Cobra (21-7) and we expect to be in the final.
“I’m guessing Wanderers will continue to top the group and be in the final but we will be ready,” he said.
Wanderers, who fielded seven Fijians against Keris, proved their status as a title contender when they held the opposition to a stalemate. Only late into the second half did the Wanderers manage to breach Keris’ defence.
Meanwhile, defending champion Sabah Eagles started on the wrong footing when they lost to Keris in their opening match. They then managed to beat Bandaraya Dragons 29-0 to keep alive their hopes of reaching the final.
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rugby, Jonah Jones Sevens, Super League, NS Wanderers, Negri Sembilan Wanderers, Keris Conlay
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