Entries by Habibi

Dubai Exiles canter to UAE Premiership Triumph

Dubai Exiles 38-12 Abu Dhabi Harlequins It wasn’t quite the thrilling climax to the domestic season we were anticipating under the lights in Sports City, but that will not matter one bit to Dubai Exiles who captured their second piece of silverware for the campaign with a composed victory over the holders. In a somewhat […]

What Women’s Rugby Can Teach Us

  We give you some reasons why you should find your local womens team and sign up Women’s rugby is a sport notorious for being physical and leaving players with bruises, scratches and, sometimes, a high number of injuries. But off the field, the rugby atmosphere is unique in its camaraderie both within and with […]

How many competitions & leagues are there? Confused? Here’s our guide

Confused about all of the Cups, Trophies and Championships going on at the moment? Who’s won what and whats still up for grabs? We’ll attempt to clear things up for you here. [Reading time: about 4 hours, no seriously… this is quality toilet reading time!!!] or just use the links below to skip to the […]

Action from a weekend where two pieces of silverware were awarded

  Action from a weekend where two pieces of silverware were awarded   Jump right in… Team Of The Week UAE & WA Premiership UAE Conference UAE Community Womens 7s Series Rocktape Barrelhouse 10s   Teams of the Week – Jebel Ali Dragons 1s and DSC Eagles Women With both these teams winning trophies over […]

Action from all three leagues on a wet weekend in the Emirates

  Action from all three leagues on a wet weekend in the Emirates   Jump right in… Team of The Week West Asia Premiership Rugby Conference Rugby Community Rugby Rocktape Barrelhouse 10s   Team of the Week – RAK Rugby A tough decision on team of the week with all matches going to form this […]

Rocktape Barrelhouse 10s Tournament 2018

  Trophy cabinet looking a little dusty? Short of silverware? Then get your 10’s team entered into this years Rocktape Barrelhouse 10s Rugby Tournament Quick Info Date: 6th April Location: Dubai College Type: Social & Vets Team Entry Fee: AED 1500 Goodies: Lunch & water provided plus a crate of the good stuff Physio: Rocktape […]

Your Yalla Rugby Roundup From 16.02.18

  We catch up with the action from last weeks UAE Rugby fixtures in the Premiership, Conference and Community leagues.   Jump right in… Team of The Week Premiership Rugby Conference Rugby Community Rugby Rocktape Barrelhouse 10s Team of the Week – Dubai Hurricanes 2s We’ve gone for the Hurricanes’ Conference side this week for […]

Community League Rugby Gets A Well Deserved Addition For 2018/19

A new entry for the UAE Rugby Community League Competition Barrelhouse Rugby Club, which was established in 1982, is set to join the UAE Rugby Community League for the 2018/19 UAE Rugby season and beyond. Having spent the last three decades as a predominantly 7s and 10s social rugby team in Dubai, the famed pink […]

UAE Rugby Roundup – Now Including Womens 7 Series

This weeks roundup of action packed UAE Rugby sees a well overdue inclusion of the Women’s Rugby 7s Series. A huge thanks goes out to Tara Cooney for the write up! Jump right in… Team of The Week Premiership Rugby Conference Rugby Womens 7s Series Team of the Week – Dubai Exiles 1s As a […]

Our Gulf Rugby Round Up For Last Weeks Fixtures

Jump right in… Team of The Week Premiership Rugby Community Rugby Team of the Week – Abu Dhabi Saracens 1s It takes a lot of guts and spirit to keep turning up week after week when results have not gone your way. Couple that with a distracting off-field situation and your city rivals enjoying unparalleled […]

Another Busy Weekend Of UAE Rugby – Here’s Our RoundUp

Yalla Rugby brings you up to speed with another busy weekend of UAE rugby Jump right in… Team of The Week Premiership Rugby Conference Rugby Community Rugby Team of the Week – Jebel Ali Dragons 1s The Dragons have bounced back from heartbreak at the Dubai 7s with an impressive run of form either side […]

Rugby Now Included In Emirati Schools Physical Education Curriculum

UAE Rugby and UAE Ministry of Education enters into landmark agreement which sees World Rugby’s ‘Get Into Rugby’ included in Emirati Schools Physical Education Curriculum Landmark agreement will see World Rugby’s Get Into Rugby programme included in UAE Emirati Schools Physical Education Curriculum Programme implemented at the start of the 2018 Emirati school year Agreement […]

UAE Domestic Rugby New Years Round Up

New Years Roundup Of UAE Domestic Rugby Jump right in… Team of The Week Premiership Rugby Community Rugby Team of the Week – Abu Dhabi Harlequins 4s For any club at any level to be able to put out four sides on a regular basis is impressive and Harlequins’ consistent ability to do so this […]

UAE Rugby Returns This Weekend

UAE Rugby Returns To Business As Usual This Weekend With the UAE Rugby season resuming this weekend after the mid-season break, Yalla Rugby takes a look at the highlights to look out for in this round of action. Premiership Rugby No doubt the pick of the matches comes in the West Asia Premiership with Bahrain […]

UAE Rugby Winter Roundup 2017

Heres the last Yalla Rugby roundup of 2017 and the fixture list for after the holiday season. Team of the Week – Abu Dhabi Harlequins 2’s Abu Dhabi Harlequins may have seen their stranglehold on UAE Rugby dented at the Dubai 7s but there can be no question that when it comes to strength in […]