Entries by Habibi

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 […]

We Interview Brian O’Driscoll At Last Weeks Dubai 7s

Brian O’Driscoll was at the Dubai 7s last week acting as an HSBC Rugby Ambassador. When Yalla Rugby caught up with him during the event; he shared with us his impressions of rugby in the UAE, how he is coming to terms with retirement and why British & Irish Lions fans should give Warren Gatland […]

Eagles Swoop For First Silverware In Gulf Women’s 7s

Eagles swoop for first silverware in Gulf Women’s 7s The 2017 Gulf Women’s 7s will go down as the first piece of silverware in Dubai Sports City Eagles’ fledgling history, after they swept aside Emirates Firebirds 29-0 in Saturday’s final. In less than half a season in existence, the Eagles have built a powerful women’s […]

Exiles Comeback Stuns Dragons In Dubai 7s Final

Exiles Comeback Stuns Dragons In Dubai 7s Final In Gulf Mens League final 2017 Dubai Exiles produced a display full of character to snatch a comeback victory over Jebel Ali Dragons and claim the Gulf Men’s League title at the Dubai 7s. Having fallen 12-0 down to a Dragons outfit buoyed by a semi-final win […]

Your UAE Rugby Guide at The Dubai 7’s 2017

Dubai Rugby 7’s 2017 Countdown Contents: Gulf Mens League Gulf Men’s Open Gulf Women’s Yalla Kukri All you need to know for this years Dubai Rugby Sevens 2017 Weekend When it comes to taking in the action at the Dubai 7’s this week, its not all about the Flying Fijians or the Blitzbokke. The UAE’s […]

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 […]