Entries by Alex Johnson

The modern day rugby player

The Modern Day Rugby Player Inforgraphic Here’s an interesting new infographic demonstrating how the modern day rugby player differs from back in the amateur days of 1987. Props now weighing in at an average of 124kg apposed to 108kg, energy from scrums equating to pushing two double decker busses the length of the rugby pitch […]

Roelof Kotze To Join South Africa’s Pumas Rugby Union

UAE Rugby has announced that Roelof Kotze, Performance Manager and National Coach, will be joining South Africa’s Pumas Rugby Union. Kotze will join the Pumas as Amateur Rugby Manager, immediately after UAE Rugby’s Sri Lanka 7’s campaign (October 10th and 11th), in a role which will see him oversee and be responsible for all aspects […]

Balls Deep, Playing Rugby In Dubai

Ok so here it is. I’ve decided to start playing rugby in Dubai. What have I potentially got myself into? A&E at the local Dubai hospital? Trouble with the Mrs? Or something else? Something that will be an amazing experience? Perhaps new life long friendships forged with fellow team mates? Who knows? What I do […]

UAE Rugby Squad Trains With Legend Lomu

Rugby Legend – Jonah Lomu In Dubai, UAE It’s been almost 20 years since Jonah Lomu stunned international rugby audiences at the 1995 World Cup in South Africa, when he scored seven tries in five matches, including four in the semi-final against England. Despite having just two All Black caps, Jonah Lomu was included in […]

Revamped UAE Premiership Rugby Season 2015/16

UAE Rugby Premiership 2015/16 For the new 2015/16 UAE rugby season, both the UAE Rugby Premiership and the Gulf Top Six will change. The UAE Premiership will change from a round-robin format where teams would play each other once and the top two teams play each other in a grand final, to;- teams playing both […]