They called themselves CRC...Circle Rugby Club. Why circle? It was their manager cum care-taker 'Bulat' who has graciously teken the six of them into his house, looked after their food, etc during their training and the games.
CRC was actually the spin-off of Salvo rugby team. The other spin-off team was the Bukit Ubi rugby club. All were trying their best to popularise rugby in Pahang, and of course to win too.
Four out of 12 players were ex-players from SMK Gunung Rapat, Ipoh. Like always, our Syazwan called in his rugby chums to play alongside him as soon as the team was thought of. They were Species Padang, Iqbal and Ali.
They all came running to his side to help and help they did when they played their best in the just-completed Pahang sevens open.
The Pahang Open was played in POLISAS ground. It was raining continuously throughout the first day.
The field was turned into a padi field, with majority of the field under water. In that condition, they won all their four games. They beat POLISAS under -19, ILP, UiTM Jengka and Unicorn, Keratong.
We missed the second day. They went to semi-final, but lost to the eventual champions, POLISAS A. It was very good considering they only had a one-week training as a team!
AS expected, Syazwan was also selected to play in the Pahang under-19 team for the Malaysian sevens open in Ipoh from 19-20 December. And from the look of things, he will also be playing for Pahang in SUKMA 2010 Melaka and most probably, SUKMA 2012 Pahang.