29th September 2019 marks a historic day for Sekolah Menengah Sains Selangor Under 14 rugby team as they become the cup champions of the Tanglin Rugby Club 15’s U-14 category. The boys, dubbed the “Zero to Hero” team because none of the players had rugby experience in primary school endured 5 taxing group games on the first day and came out on top of the table.
The result for the first day was a win against Singapore Titans (31 – 0) followed by a (0 – 0) draw against The Centaurs. The boys won the 3rd game (10 – 5) against Tanglin Rugby and also won against Singapore Cricket Club (12 – 10) in the fourth game. As muscle cramps were setting in, in the final game of the first day the boys beat The Dragons (24 – 7). The winning momentum was pushed into the second day when the boys beat KL Tigers (31 – 5) in their final round of robin match.
Securing the top spot on the table, SMSS then beat The Dragons 20 – 0 in the cup semi, setting up for a final against the opponent they drew against in the round robin, The Centaurs. The cup final match was played in the rain and was high in intensity. The boys really wanted the win and prevailed as champions with the score of 26 – 0.