Hosts Cobra are ranked 1st on the opening day of the Cobra 10s tournament
Cobra topped the ranking after registering big wins in their opening day group matches in a balanced side that includes Cobra and Malaysia captain Syahir Ashraf Rosli in the mixed local and international squad, will be cautiously optimistic about their chances this year.
But they are not going to rest on their laurels.
“We’ll take each game as it comes, win it and move on. That’s the objective of the exercise,” said Cobra coach Duncan Robertson.
Early favourites and champions of 2013, Borneo Eagles, also dispatched their opponents comfortably in their group matches. Tana Umaga, the retired former captain of the New Zealand All Blacks is amongst the guest coaches for the team.
A total of 16 teams are taking part in, arguably, the home of rugby 10s and the competition showcase a feast of entertaining rugby, which includes teams from South Africa, Australia and the UK.
With the second day matches being a knockout stage, it’s all to play for as the teams will be stepping up a gear to ensure that they go through to their respective finals.
There will also be a showcase of junior rugby on Sunday, 8 November so fans and family alike will be treated to some fun as well as more high quality rugby.
The results from day 1 and schedules of the 2nd day matches are also updated on their website at http://cobrarugby.com/cobra-10s/
The second day of the 45th COBRA 10s tournament will be held at the MBPJ Stadium on 8 November 2013. Admission is free.