Friday, October 14, 2011


The 3rd Curtin International 7's Rugby Tournament 2011 was a huge success. Everything went smoothly without any major trouble or blunders. There are the little things that we overlooked and it costs us quite a lot too. So here i would like to express my deepest and most sincere gratitude to all our Sponsors

Miri Housing

Yayasan Sarawak

Kementerian Pembangunan Social dan Urbanisasi, Sarawak

Miri City Council

Yb Datuk Lee Kim Shin

and not to forget, without them, we would never have gotten the opportunity to work alongside Sarawak Rugby Union and referees from the Malaysia Rugby Union. A huge thank you to

Miri Division Rugby Union

For all their help and support throughout the past five months. Planning was, well.. to be honest, hell. We couldn't get any sponsors at the beginning and for the last two months before the tournament, my committee members and I busted our ass off, calling people, meeting people, trying to make sure the tournament does not cancel. But thankfully, everything worked out. We even had Professor Ian Kerr, our Pro-Vice Chancellor to help out in the event. This was honestly the best event i have ever worked in. Thank you to everyone whom has made this tournament something to talk about. I honestly and sincerely am grateful to you.

Pro-Vice Chancellor, Professor Ian Kerr, giving a Welcoming Speech before the official opening ceremony of the Tournament.  
The VIPs are given a rugby ball each to officiate the Tournament

Professor Ian Kerr performing a drop kick

Tuan Resident, Antonio Kathi Galis, performing his drop kick. He is also the President of Miri Division Rugby Union

Professor Ian Kerr and Tuan Resident watching the first match with the Mayor of Miri City, Mr Lawrence Lai

The opening ceremony was awesome. My idea of an opening ceremony was chosen (well, technically no one else pitched their ideas so they just went along with mine) whereby every team sent two representatives on to the field and formed a receiving line. Firstly the PVC performed a drop kick, followed by the President of MDRU and then the Mayor performed his. It was all and all a great start for the tournament. Then the sad part came, CROCS lost the first match. LOL

The teams that came to participate

CROCS First Game

The next day was the quarter finals, semi's and then finals for all division. Cup, Plate, Bowl and Spoon. Yes, you read right, SPOON. If we had more than 12 team that day, we might have had Fork as well. Even with so many divisions, Curtin still did not manage to win any of it. -_-"

Bintulu Rugby Club won Spoon

Bandar Knights brought back the Bowl

SHAOW Old Boys got Silver for Plate Division

SHAOW Warriors brought back the Plate

Kuala Belait Pythons got the 1st Runner up for CUP Division, Silver medals and RM650 prize money 

LABUAN RUGBY CLUB won the tournament, holding the CUP, bringing back Gold Medals
and RM1200 Prize Money

These are the awesome referees i got to work with. Mr Jim Lee and Mr Mawi is not present in this picture though

At the end of the day, the officials took a picture with the Tournament winner
It is indeed a great year for Curtin Rugby Club! Hopefully it will be like this again for the coming years!


Monday, October 3, 2011

It's Coming

The highly anticipated 3rd Curtin International 7's Rugby Tournament is on the way. Come and support your local rugby club people! See you on Saturday, 8th October 2011!

Support CROCS, COLTS and MDRU! *hot rugger alert!*

Previous Curtin 7's was done in year 2009. Now it's our time. Hip hip hey! Wish us luck! And be there to support! :D