Kedah stun champs Selangor with late tries


ALOR STAR: Kedah shocked defending MRU Cup champions Selangor 22-14 in a Group A MRU rugby match at the Datuk Syed Omar school field yesterday. 

The hosts led 10-7 at the interval through tries by Mohd Fazrudi Rodzi (13th) and Mohd Husaif Jasni (33rd) while Selangor replied with a try from Nasnoor Jusaily which Shahril Jalil converted in the 18th minute.  

In the second half Kedah were put under tremendous pressure and Selangor’s Mohd Najib Taufik deservedly broke through the Kedah line in the 53rd minute and Shahril Jalil added the extra points for a 14-10 Selangor lead. 

But in the final 15 minutes, Kedah came back strongly to regain the lead in the 67th minute when Mohd Zuhairi Rashid made a great run down the left flank and crossed the line under the posts. Nabil Marzuki converted to give Kedah a 17-14 advantage. 

Kedah sealed the win in the 78th minute with another try by Mohd Azahari Mahmud. 

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