Entries by Alex Johnson

DSSC launch tailored coaching for local rugby clubs

DSSC set to launch their tailored coaching programme for local Dubai rugby clubs Desert Sport Strength & Conditioning (DSSC) are proud to launch their rugby strength & conditioning (S&C) programme across Dubai, delivering tailored coaching for local rugby clubs throughout the sporting year. DSSC is a unique concept brought to Dubai sport by a team […]

UAE Rugby Referees get commitment from Dubai Duty Free

Dubai Duty Free will continue as the official sponsor of the UAE Rugby Referees and all Match Officials through to the 2017/2018 UAE Rugby season. This support enables the UAE Rugby Referees to strengthen their standing as leaders within Asia Rugby through regional referee development and exchange programme. Renewed support of UAE Rugby Referees Dubai […]

UAERF’s Ben van Rooyen to join Asia Rugby

UAE Rugby Federation’s Regional Development Officer, Ben van Rooyen has been appointed Asia Rugby’s ‘Get into Rugby Coordinator’ on a six-month secondment commencing May 1st, 2016. Van Rooyen’s primary task will be to oversee the implementation of World Rugby’s Get into Rugby (GiR) programme among Asia Rugby union members, working closely with these unions to […]

Dubai Sharks Rugby Club Write Their Own History

On Friday 26th February, 2016, the Dubai Sharks Rugby Club made history by fielding four competitive teams on the same day down at the Dubai Sports City ground. Sharks 2nd XV vs Sharks 3rd XV One unique game was between the Sharks 2nd XV and 3rd XV playing in the UAE Community League competition. This […]

West Asia Championship Round 5

West Asia Championship Top 9 rugby teams continue with rugby matches in Doha, Muscat, Abu Dhabi and Dubai The Emirates Rugby and West Asia Rugby “West Asia Championship” 5th round will be played this Friday, Feb 12th, with matches scheduled across the Gulf; in Doha and Muscat, as well as Abu Dhabi and Dubai in […]

UAE Teen Sports & Fitness Awards 2016

Youth sports will take centre stage this April at the inaugural UAE Teen Sports & Fitness Awards The ceremony will be held at Arabian Ranches Golf Club on Friday, April 22, which are dedicated to youth aged between 13 and 19 as of September 1, 2015. Celebrating the excellent achievements of youngsters in the UAE […]

Weekly Televised UAE Rugby Broadcast Announced

YallaRugby had the honour of being invited to the a televised press conference held in The Ramada Hotel, in the presence of The UAE Rugby Secretary General – Qais Al Dhalai and Rashid Amiri, the Director General of Dubai Sports Channel with the following exciting news for that all UAE rugby fans will want to […]

West Asia Championship Rugby 2016

We kick off 2016 with the West Asia Championship this Friday, January 8th, with 3 thrilling encounters to be played in Al Ain, Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Friday’s first game will see Al Ain Amblers play Doha at Al Ain Amblers home ground at 3pm, in the second game Dubai Exiles take on Muscat at […]

Player Pathway Programme Joined By Land Rover

Land Rover joins HSBC as co-Principal Partner of UAE Rugby’s Emirati grass roots Player Pathway Programme Launched in 2012 the Player Pathway Programme brings the game of rugby to over 6,800 Emirati children across 30 National schools UAE Rugby’s Player Pathway Programme is set for an exciting 2016 with HSBC announcing they are to renew […]

Syria & Jordan prepare for Dubai Rugby 7’s

Syria & Jordan prepare for Dubai 7’s 2015 With a combined playing number of 135, Jordan Rugby and Syria Rugby have put forward their strongest teams to challenge Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby 7’s Gulf Men’s Open title. Syria Rugby Syria’s Damascus Zenobians, who tasted success in 2011’s Rugby 7’s claiming the plate, have beyond just […]

Bali 10s Potbellies celebrate a successful tour

The article below is an account of the latest Bali 10’s tour by one of the Arabian Potbelly Rugby Players in Dubai by PB Quasimodo Bali 10s – Day One Entered into the Bali 10’s Vets Cup, were a group of Potbelly Veterans, in a futile attempt to recapture their better days, set out for the magical island, in […]

Dubai Eden Park Sevens Rugby Series Announced

UAE Rugby Dubai Eden Park Sevens (7’s) Series The UAE Rugby Federation (UAERF) has announced the dates for this years UAE Rugby Dubai Eden Park Sevens (7’s) Series. The popular tournament will spread over two Fridays; the first round on November 20th at the Dubai Sharks home ground at Dubai Sports, with the final round […]

Dubai Sharks – Whats It Like Playing For Them?

We interview Baptiste Liagre, a new member of the Dubai Sharks Rugby Club. YR. Which rugby team do you play for? BL. I play for the Dubai Sharks RFC. YR. What position do you play? BL. I’m currently playing loose-head prop, but I personally prefer to play tight-head prop. YR. How long have you been […]

Playing for Dubai Wasps – A props view

We interview current Dubai Wasps prop – Ben Rothwell Yalla Rugby interviewed Ben Rothwell, who currently plays tight-head prop for the Dubai Wasps Rugby Club. He has been in Dubai for just over two years now, having moved here from the UK in 2013. Ben first took up rugby over 15 years ago, when he […]

Wasps Player Hoping To Create A Buzz

Dubai Wasps player is collecting for Tanzania One of the many benefits of playing rugby in Dubai, is that there are players looking to help raise awareness and promote our sport throughout various parts of the world. One such player, Danny Thomas, a member of the Dubai Wasps 1st XV team, will be visiting Tanzania […]

Lebanon Win UAE Rugby 7’s Tournament

Lebanon claim Inaugural UAE Rugby Dubai Airports International 7’s tournament title A strong Lebanon 7’s team lifted the winner’s trophy in Friday’s UAE Rugby Dubai Airports International 7’s tournament, played at Dubai’s Sevens Stadium. “Our congratulations go to Lebanon, who were convincing in each of their pool games, and incredibly disciplined in both their semi […]

Arab Rugby Federation (ARF) officially formed

Arab Rugby Federation Officially Formed The Arab Rugby Federation (ARF) has officially been formed following an extraordinary general meeting held in Dubai (UAE) on October 1st. Key Points • The ARF aims to support and stimulate World Rugby and Asia Rugby’s strategic objective of ‘growing the game’ • The ARF intends to open doors for rugby’s […]

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 […]

Best Bars To Watch The Rugby World Cup In Dubai?

5 days to go… heres 5 great bars to watch the Rugby World Cup in Dubai With just five days to go until the Rugby World Cup kicks off again which sees teams from around the world competing for the ultimate prize of being World Cup Champions 2015. For fans living in Dubai, the Rugby […]