Entries by Habibi

Join Mike Phillips At The ALS Rugby Foot Golf

Show Your Support For ALS/MND Lifestyle Events are hosting a Rugby Foot Golf event for the J9 Foundation and the late rugby legend Joost van der Westhuizen. Date: 22nd November 2017 Time: 19:00 Venue: The Address Montgomerie Dubai They’re hosting the event for ALS/MND and would like local UAE rugby teams, fans and supporters to […]

UAE Rugby Roundup – Week 7

A full roundup of rugby across all three leagues Jump right in… Team of The Week Premiership Rugby Conference Rugby Community Rugby Team of the Week – Abu Dhabi Harlequins 1s Harlequins ran out 29-25 victors over an Exiles side who have made a strong start to this season and in doing so maintain their […]

UAE Rugby Roundup – Week 6

Catch up on Friday’s UAE Conference Rugby Jump right in with this spooky special… Team of The Week Conference Rugby Team of the Week – Sharjah Wanderers It has been an eventful week for one of the UAE’s oldest clubs, with their 40th anniversary celebration taking place last weekend. After the festivities, which saw former […]

Harlequins Think Pink For Cancer Patients & Their Families

The Abu Dhabi Harlequins Rugby Club and rugby gear manufacturer Kukri teamed up to raise money to support cancer patients and their families. During the month of October Kukri donated pink socks to the Club. Members, in turn, made a donation for the right to wear them in lieu of the official uniform socks. “Pink […]

UAE Rugby Roundup – Week 5

All of this weekend’s UAE Rugby action and we name Yalla Rugby’s team of the week Jump right in… Team of The Week Premiership Community Women’s Cross Border Team of the Week – Jebel Ali Dragons 1s Henry Paul’s men get the nod this week after a comprehensive 68-0 dismantling of Dubai Sports City Eagles […]

Abdullah Bin Humaid Al Qasimi Becomes Patron Of RAK Rugby Club

Club has ambitious plans for Emirati, Expatriate and Youth teams His Excellency Sheikh Abdullah bin Humaid Al Qasimi, Director of the Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah’s Office, met today with representatives of Ras Al Khaimah Rugby Club to mark the beginning of his association with the club as its patron. In attendance were Simon Williams, […]

UAE Rugby Roundup Week 4

We bring you all of this weekend’s UAE Rugby action and we name Yalla Rugby’s team of the week. Team of the Week – Dubai Tigers We go in to the Conference again for our team of the week, with Dubai Tigers taking the accolade after recording a third straight win. The Sevens has been […]

Yalla Rugby’s Team Of The Week – By Huw Harrow

Catch up on last week’s Conference and Community League action and find out who were Yalla Rugby’s Team of the Week… Conference The Conference is shaping up to be a competitive league this season, which is emphasised by the fact that after three rounds, the top six teams are separated by just three points. Sharjah […]

UAE Rugby To Be Represented By All-Emirati Side At Arab 7’s

All-Emirati Side Representing UAE At Arab 7’s In Jordan UAE Rugby will be represented by an all-Emirati men’s 7-a-side at this coming weekend’s Arab 7’s tournament. In its third year, the tournament will be played in Jordan over the coming weekend of Friday October 6th, and Saturday October 7th. “Our board has selected a side […]

UAE Rugby Applauds Successful Asia Rugby Conference

UAE Rugby applauds successful Asia Rugby Conference UAE Rugby recently hosted the annual Asia Rugby Conference, for 2017, which focused on key topics of Leading Rugby and Growing the Game within the Asian Unions. “UAE Rugby was extremely honoured to be the host for the 2017 Asia Rugby Conference, and we were exceptionally pleased to […]

Premiership League Preview

Whats New With The UAE Premiership League? Dubai Sports City Eagles enter the league for the first time Doha will not compete in the West Asia Premiership for non-rugby reasons Can anyone knock Abu Dhabi Harlequins off their perch? On the face of it, it’s a big ask. The Quins swept all before them last […]

Conference League Preview

Whats New With The UAE Conference League? Dubai Wasps will not compete this year Abu Dhabi Saracens 2s drop to the Community league Arabian Knights and Dubai Sharks to play at new home venues Will the Al Ain resurgence continue? It was a tumultuous season last time round for the men from the Garden City. […]

Community League Preview

Whats New With The UAE Community League? Al Ain Amblers 2s enter the league with their 1s resuming in the Conference Abu Dhabi Saracens 2s also join the Community League Abu Dhabi Harlequins aim to field both 3s and 4s sides in the Community League RAK Rugby to train on grass this year at Tower […]

Eagles Feathers Ruffled In First Outing Against Dragons

Dubai Eagles Suffered A Heavy Loss In Their First Ever Outing To The Dragons It was business as usual last night at Jebel Ali, as the Dragons put on a display showing the expected standard needed in Premiership rugby in a pre-season friendly against new boys – Dubai Eagles. There was a good turnout for […]

UAE Squad Head For Asia Rugby U17 Sevens 2017

The U17 UAE Rugby Sevens squad have headed out to Taiwan to play in a Youth Olympic Games Qualifier which takes place this weekend (9th-10th September) in the Tainan Municipal Stadium. They face against hosts, Chinese Taipei, followed by Hong Kong, India and finally Malaysia in the pool competition. Hopefully then qualifying for either the […]

RAK Rugby Goes Green For 2017

RAK Rugby To Relocate From Sand Pitch The very unique rugby club that is RAK Rugby, based in Ras Al Khaimah will be swapping the golden sands of the Northern Emirate, to green grass at their new HQ at Tower Links Golf Club. RAK Rugby (previously known as RAK Goats) have played at the only […]

Pre Season Rugby Training – With Max Physick

Pre Season Rugby Training With Our Dubai based PT – Max Physick The UAE Rugby season 2017/18 is fast approaching, and after a while off, due to work commitments, our resident personal trainer – Max Physick is chomping at the bit to get stuck in and back on the rugby pitch. This week saw his […]

Dubai Wasps Call It A Day

Dubai Wasps forced to pull out of domestic rugby 2017/18 The Dubai Wasps have been forced to pull out of all domestic UAE rugby. With the loss of major sponsors, spiralling running costs and player numbers, the Wasps have had no option but to fold as one of UAE rugby teams. Without the guarantee of […]

Woohoo… We’re Two Today!!

As it’s the 1st of August 2017, today marks Yalla Rugby’s 2nd birthday! It all seems so long ago when we first launched our rugby website, but it’s actually only been 2 years today. Back in 2015, the Gulf rugby coverage was pretty minimal and there was no central place online that brought the rugby […]