Entries by Habibi

Beaver Nomads – A Dubai Rugby Team That’s All About Fun

We Chat With Co Chairman Of The Dubai Beaver Nomads: Karl McGowen Originally a 7’s team, the Beaver Nomads became a 15-a-side rugby team in Dubai in 2015. It was during this first season of full 15’s rugby that the Nomads were crowned UAE Community League Champions 2015/16 in it’s inaugural year. The Nomads started […]

UAE Rugby Captain Ben Bolger Looks To Top Off A Fantastic Season

UAE Rugby Captain Ben Bolger Looks To Top Off A Fantastic Season As the UAE national rugby squad head off to Malaysia today, embarking on what could be a long and complicated road to the Japan Rugby World cup in 2019, we chat with captain and Harlequins star Ben Bolger. Bolger looks back on the team’s build […]

Tom Stapley – Former Exiles Player Selected For Ireland Rugby Sevens Squad

Tom Stapley – Former Exiles Player Selected For Ireland Rugby Sevens Squad Tom Stapley, an ex Dubai Exiles player appears to be one step closer to his dream of a career in rugby. Stapley has been selected for Ireland’s extended sevens training squad. The Exiles centre was sent on trial to Northern Ireland from the UAE last […]

Asia Rugby Division One Championship – Japan 2019 One Step Closer For UAE

Perelini’s eyes firmly fixed on next weeks Asia Rugby Division One championship in Malaysia. Yalla Rugby were lucky enough to be invited to Apollo Perelini’s last training camp before the upcoming Asia Rugby Division One Championship in Ipoh, Malaysia. The UAE Rugby National squad, are up against Malaysia, Philippines and Sri Lanka with the prospect of […]

UAERF sign Memorandum of Understanding with the French Rugby Federation

UAERF Sign MoU With The French Rugby Federation (FFR) The UAERF have today signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the French Rugby Federation (FFR) where they hope to establish and implement a strategic partnership aimed at developing 7’s and XV’s players, coaches and match officials. “Entering into this partnership, at this stage of UAE Rugby’s […]

Annual Rugby Awards Ceremony 2016/17

Annual Rugby Awards Ceremony 2016/17 – Hosted By UAERF The UAE Rugby Federation (UAERF) hosted their annual awards ceremony last Saturday afternoon at the Metropolitan Hotel on Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai. Both 2015/16 and 2016/17 awards took place on the day. Winners are shortlisted below for both seasons: Skip to section:   2016/17 nominations categories are as follows: […]

Inaugural UAE Rugby Grand Finals Day to be played This Friday

Inaugural UAE Rugby Grand Finals Day to be played On Friday April 7th UAE Rugby will host their inaugural Grand Finals Day on Friday, April 7th, at Dubai Sports City’s Rugby Park in Dubai. In a first for the Federation, the UAERF Grand Finals are the culmination of UAE Rugby’s Community, Conference and Premiership league […]

NAS Dubai Rugby Looking Ahead To This Weeks DASSA League Finals

This term the focus of NAS Dubai (Nord Anglia International School) has been on the DC 10’s tournament taking place in early March, where their U11, U12 and U14 teams are aiming to finish the season on a high. They have also qualified for the DASSA (Dubai Affiliated Secondary Schools Sports Association) league finals which will be taking […]

UAE National Sports Day – UAERF To Host 4 Touch-Rugby Festivals

  UAE Rugby celebrate UAE National Sports Day on Thursday UAE Rugby is well prepared to celebrate UAE National Sports Day on Thursday, February 16th, hosting 4 touch-rugby festivals across the Emirates. Over 570 boys and girls are expected to compete in the Emirate-wide festival. At the Sevens Stadium, Dubai, 160 youths will take up […]

UAE Olympic Rugby 7s – Dubai Airports & Shaheen Rugby Sevens Dream

  UAE Olympic Rugby 7s Dream Dubai Airports’ three-year long sponsorship of UAE Rugby Federation’s Shaheen all-Emirati Rugby programme is paying huge dividends for the team and the sport by boosting participation levels tenfold, improving fitness levels and fuelling the team’s drive to support the UAE Olympic 7’s dream. “Dubai Airports’ support of UAE Rugby’s […]

Dubai Derby Day – Knights Vs Sharks Featuring New Drone Footage

    Dubai Derby day in Sports City With the Knights confidence boosting win over the Saracens last weekend, you might have had your money on the home side to take the win in this local Dubai derby matchup against a struggling Sharks side. Unfortunately for the Knights, things didn’t go their way, losing the game 24-39 […]

UAE Release Red & Yellow Card Statistics

  UAE Release Penalty Statistics UAE Rugby have today released the penalty statistics for Yellow and Red cards issued to date, this 2016 / 2017 season. There have been 116 Yellow cards and 16 Red cards issued, compared to the 2015/2016 totals of 186 and 19 (respectively). Cards have been issued across all competitions in the […]

High Tackles – A New Tougher Approach Now In Effect

  Reckless or Accidental High Tackles – New Laws Now In Place As of the 3rd of January 2017 there has been a new tougher approach to reckless and accidental head contact. Players, coaches and match officials are urged to be proactive in changing culture of contact with the head area. World Rugby has further […]

Yalla Kukri team set their sights on silverware for 2017

    The Yalla Kukri inaugural sevens 2016 team enjoyed some great rugby at this years opening Emirates Airlines Rugby Sevens tournament held at the Sevens Stadium in Dubai. It was the first collaboration between Yalla Rugby and Kukri Sports ME (and hopefully not the last), as they took to the field wearing their eye catching […]

U18 Girl’s International Sevens Tournament Schedule

  UAE Rugby Federation announce schedule for this week’s first ever U18 Girl’s Rugby International Sevens Tournament     The UAE Rugby Federation have today announced the schedule for this week’s first ever UAE U18 Girl’s Rugby International Sevens Tournament which is to be held at local Dubai rugby ground – Sports City. Within the […]

Dubai Rugby Sevens – The final countdown

    Theres less than a week to go until the Dubai Rugby Sevens 2016 The ‘biggest party on the planet’ will open its doors again on Thursday for a non-stop 3 day rugby fest, with olympic medalists in tow creating a brand new spectacle of entertainment to ensure a thrilling weekend for rugby fans, […]