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 was the first time that any Dubai Sharks teams had faced each other in a competitive 15-a-side game.
The match itself was an extremely competitive game, with the 2nd’s using their younger players to great effect, running out 38 – 7 victors. The score line didn’t reflect the game as the first half was a tight fought contest with the Sharks 3rd XV scoring the first points of the game with a penalty try and keeping the 2nd XV deep in their half for most of the first 30 minutes. With fitness and youth on their site, and after a strong half time team talk, the 2nds returned to the field to display some great running rugby and scoring 4 tries within 15 minutes. Pictures of the game are available here.
Another chapter written in the clubs history saw the first Sharks Ladies 15-a-side team take to the field, made up of Sharks and Hurricanes players. They played against a mixed Sharjah/Tigers side, with the Shark/Hurricanes ladies dominating the game, running out 36-17 winners.
1st XV Rugby
The Dubai Sharks 1st XV are chasing for a place in the UAE Conference League Plate Final. With two games played, losing the first game in hard fought battle against the Heartbeat Tigers, then winning a tough battle against their neighbours, the Arabian Knights.