National rugby team end SEA 7s campaign

Ak Fauzi Pg Salleh

THE national rugby team put up a good fight but couldn’t get in the win column of the eight-team Southeast Asia (SEA) Rugby Sevens Series in Singapore.

Brunei finished last after losing 41-0 to Laos in the 7th/8th play-off match at the Yio Chu Kang Stadium on Saturday.

They had started their campaign with a 12-10 defeat to Indonesia before losing 17-5 to eventual winners Singapore in their second match.

The Sultanate then lost 42-5 to the Philippines before meeting Laos in the play-off.

Despite the setback, one of the senior players on the squad Lim Shen Quan felt they were more competitive compared to the last edition.

“We gave a better fight this time compared to last year… we are more competitive,” Lim told BruSports yesterday.

“We have a stronger squad this year despite missing half of the squad last year,” he added.

Lim Shen Quan running with the ball in one of Brunei's match at the Southeast Asia (SEA) Rugby Sevens Series in Singapore on Friday. Picture: Courtesy of Headhunters Sports

Singapore defeated Malaysia 19-7 to be crowned the champions of the tournament, while, the Philippines finished third after beating Thailand 12-10.

Brunei finished sixth last year where they lost 44-0 to Malaysia in the battle for fifth place.

They started their campaign with a 36-7 defeat to Laos and they followed that up with 19-19 draw with Indonesia before losing 47-0 to Singapore.

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