Eager to try out my recently acquired D90, I took some time to go and watch the Agong's Cup Rugby final played at Bellamy ground, Sungai Besi with my 'assistant', Eiddin. it was his first time watching rugby and he had fun. Back home, he was busy re-enacting the tackles and the scrummages.
Back to photography - I only have with me the 50mm and 18-50mm. A severe handicap for such an ambitious venture. I decided to pick a spot and will only shoot the actions right in front of me. Below are some of the pictures. It's pathetic, I admit. Go on, pummel me. The rest can be seen at myflickr .
News by NST
Rugby: Fighting Kelantan stun Forces
KELANTAN staged an amazing comeback to beat Armed Forces 18-14 in the final to be crowned the Agong's Cup champions at Padang Bellamy, Sungai Besi yesterday.
Trailing 3-14 at halftime thanks to tries from Mohd Irman Mohd and Ahmad Farhan Azizan, a demoralised Kelantan look destined for defeat at the hands of the 11-time champions but came roaring back after the break with tries from Nazreen Fitri Nasrudin and Mohd Saizul Hafiz Mohd Noor in the 55th and 63rd minutes respectively.
Kelantan manager Mohd Noor Nek Alias said his team were struggling against the Armed Forces forwards in the first half.
"We knew they (Armed Forces) had quality forwards and we struggled in the first half.
"But we managed to work around the problem and it showed in the second half," said Mohd Noor.
Kelantan last won the tournament in 2005.
Armed Forces coach Nor Hisyam Ibrahim said his team lost focus in the second half.
"Kelantan came out a different side in the second half and we lost focus which resulted in a lot of loose passes from us," said Nor Hisyam.
"We did gain some momentum in the final minutes but it was too late."
Kedah, the 2008 champions, managed to salvage some pride by beating Sabah 20-11 in the Plate final.