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The First Training – U15 Rugby 2008

hell on earth


I just got back from Kuala Kangsar after our first training session. On the way back, I can’t help to contain overwhelmed excitement within. Being a coach is something new for me. 8 years ago, I never imagined that I would come back and taunt these boys.

Preet, preet, preeeeeet! Follow my whistle! Again, preet, preeet, preet, preet. You in white, lower your ass. Come on guys, don’t do it half heartedly.

Yup, that’s me throughout the training. Since they failed to do 10 push ups properly, I keep adding repetitions until they look neat to me. Back in my days, 50 push ups (or sit ups) is almost nothing. Whining is inevitable amongst the boys, which is bad. Rugby is do-or-die game, if you can’t keep up, you better quit.

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Kisah Seram Order Tengah Malam

Kisah ini berlaku ketika aku menuntut di sekolah berasmara berasrama penuh pada tahun 2000.

Aku seperti biasa, tidaklah nakal, tidaklah baik sgt, orang selalu menggelarkan aku, “eddie gile”. Dalam kegilaan aku, aku tetap study sampai pukul 3 pagi tiap2 hari (dan bgn 630pg eh). Berpakaian shorts sahaja, aku sering ditegur oleh warden2 yg buat rounding, mahu pujian ataupun desakan menyuruhku tido, aku berkeras tiap hari utk menyekang mata, tekad utk belajar dan berjaya dalam SPM.

Pada suatu malam, aku berasa sangat lapar kerana skip makan malam dining hall. Aku membuat pencatuan bersama kawan2 se-dorm. Aku cuma perlu cari 5 order untuk dapatkan percuma satu. Aku target yg percuma je. Setelah dikutip order, aku membuat placing order di pondok telepon berhampiran. Ok, amek kol 245am, kata che nah, kedai makan tepi station keretapi.

Tepat pukul 240am, aku pergi mengejutkan member ku, Kenet untuk menemaniku ambil order melalui kawasan gelap belakang sekolah. Kenet bangun sambil mengosok mata, seraya berkata, kejap aku gi toilet jap. Kerana sifat malas, aku melompat keluar tingkap menghala ke rendezvous point berseorangan sambil menggaru perut yg lapar.

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MCKK Rugby Project 2010

Bola Rugby


I will be spending my weekends of 2008 mostly on the field above. That’s the prep school field at MCKK. The field will be my training ground to breed a new rugby legacy. This project is called, the All-Blacks X. MCVCX.

  • All Blacks is our rugby team name. We wear all blacks on the field and not because of the NZ team.
  • X in roman numerical means 10. It would’ve been MMX, but that sounds like a Pentium2 line.
  • MC = the Malay College, VC = Vajiravudh College.

After 2 solid years, talking and pooling for ideas, my partner (mache) and I have decided to set our foot firm on this project. Our aim is simple, to win against Vajiravudh in 2010 (on their home ground, in Bangkok Thailand) and other along-side victories will be considered as bonuses.

MCKK-Vajiravudh is an annual rugby meeting. Its’ history goes way back to 1940’s* (I’m just guessing). So far, we’ve only won twice, both on our ground, Kuala Kangsar. This is quite an impossible task considering the difference in food intake, training received and most importantly, the age (honestly it’s U-17 vs U-18).

To win this, we have to plan 3 years ahead, from 2008 to 2010. There will be problems throughout these 3 years. The identified ones include financial, man power, professional consult, rugby gears and supplements. Along the course of the project, I will be taking note of their weight, height and 50m dash. I will compute and apply the law of physics to improve their performance. As for the tactical aspect, I will provide flash presentations for better understanding. Also not to forget, to monitor their progress as a student (which governs discipline, education and other activities). All in all, this project will utilize multimedia technologies, scientifically-proven training method & food intake.

In a few weeks time, I will be setting up the website and will start pooling for more ideas from others (as well as seeking financial help). There will also be merchandise to support the project.

The idea came to us, as we were talking about our rugby match against Vajiravudh in the year 2000 in Bangkok. We lost 17-19. Though very marginal, a lost is a lost. If only the match lasted another 5 minutes, if only it was on our ground, if only we trained harder… if and if, would only go as far as if.

Note: We are not in for the money, in fact there’s hardly any cash for the project. Everything will be coming out from our own pocket. We are doing this, because of the speret koleq instilled upon us, nothing more. I can be contacted at 012 213 3155 or email edwinmasripan[at] if you have further inquiries or wish to help fund this project.

Now, I can’t hardly wait to blow my first whistle.. preet~ run!… preet~ jog!… preet~ down 50!… you know the drill.