UAE Rugby’s all-Emirati U18 Girls team, Al Maha, complete successful Sri Lanka training camp ahead of Asia Tournament UAE Rugby’s all-Emirati U18 Girls team, Al Maha, recently participated in an intensive 7-day training camp, in Colombo and Kandy, Sri-Lanka, fine-tuning and honing their rugby skills and increasing their fitness levels. The purpose of the camp […]
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The Dubai Sharks will finally be able to sink their teeth into new dwellings this coming rugby season as they move into their new purpose built SportZone clubhouse.
Dubai Exiles and UAE International rugby player Jaen Botes talks spiders, spaghetti hoops, and super models with us.
Tania Mayne from Up And Running Dubai has vast experience in Adult Neurological Rehabilitation and has developed a strong clinical interest in Concussion management in sport.
As pre-season training gets under way for the Abu Dhabi Harlequins one thing is on their mind, more silverware. Whether it’s a 7s title or retaining the Community League title for the clubs 3rd team the Barbarians, one thing is certain it is back to business for the Abu Dhabi Harlequins. With some pre-season rugby […]
UAE Rugby Federation’s Impact Beyond project gains more momentum with the delivery of 800 balls to the UAERF’s schools programme The UAERF has further strengthened their partnership with the Ministry of Education (MoE) through the MoE including the Federation’s GIR highly successful Player Pathway Programme (PPP), supported by HSBC, into the school’s sports curriculum for […]
With an exodus of all but few of their 1st XV due to player dissatisfaction of the previous era. This season players know the gloves are off.
Transfer Window Changes Have Taken Place Within The UAERF – Heres What You Need To Know The UAE Rugby Federation have amended the ‘Player Transfer Window’ based on recommendations proposed at their end of season meeting. When Are The New Transfer Windows Open? Players transfers are now only permitted during two periods of the year; […]
Jebel Ali Dragons have announced that Mike Phillips will be the new Director of Rugby for the 2018/19 season Caped 94 times for Wales and 5 times for the British and Irish Lions, Phillips brings a wealth of knowledge to the current West Asia Champions. Working alongside last years coaching team of Andrew Buist and […]
RAK Rugby Club were presented with the Yalla Rugby Club Of The Year award, along with a hefty bar tab thanks to the McGettigans JBR management. “We are thrilled to receive the inaugural Yalla Rugby Club of the year award”, said club Chairman Simon Williams. “It represents an incredible 12 months for the club that […]
Local rugby club giants of Abu Dhabi, Saracens and Harlequins, have put rivalry aside to honour the memory of RAK Rugby club player Nick Young who tragically died earlier this month in a 10s tournament in Sharjah. Young, passed away in hospital on Sunday, April 29, two days after being hurt while playing for RAK’s vets […]
Have Your Say – Yalla Rugby Club Of The Year With the curtain coming down on another season of UAE rugby, all that remains is for you, our Yalla Rugby readers, to decide who should claim the inaugural Yalla Rugby UAE Club of the Year award. We’ve whittled it down to four nominees […]
A Familiar Face Prowling The Touchlines In The Singapore Sevens – Jaco de Wit Sharp eyed UAE Rugby fans tuning in to the Singapore 7s over the weekend may have noticed a familiar face prowling the touchlines of the National Stadium. UAERF official Jaco de Wit has been making his debut as an Assistant Referee […]
The UAE played out their one and only International fixture of the season last night under the bright lights of Rugby Park, Sports City which is home of the Dubai Eagles rugby club, beating a spirited Gibraltar 28-10. They played a decent touring Gibraltar side who have for the past week played various warm up fixtures […]
A Strong Statement From The Barbarians On a sticky night in Dubai Sports City, a UAE International Barbarian team made up of Premiership players stormed past a Gibraltar Rugby Development side, who struggled to keep pace with the locals. The touring side looked a completely different team in the second half though, as the dug deep in […]
UAE International Friendly Against Gibraltar Rugby This Friday evening the UAE National squad will play Gibraltar in an International Friendly at Dubai Sports City, kicking off at 19:00. The starting XV to face the touring side will be announced by head coach Apollo Perelini on Thursday evening but the UAERF have provided us with a […]
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 […]