This weekend saw the last of the UAE competitions’ games with a month long break coming in to play for the UAE Rugby Eden Park 7s and Emirates Airlines Dubai Rugby 7s tournament.
UAE Premiership Results
In the UAE Premiership there were a couple of stunning tries scored as the Harlequins 1st XV just edged the Dragons 1st XV, who produced an extremely brave performance but just fell short. The 30 – 31 win means Quins still remain unbeaten this season, quite an achievement. The other match of the Premiership was Saracens 1st XV against the Exiles 1st XV. Another close affair showing how tough the Premiership really is. The result ended in favour of the Exiles who won 14-17.
UAE Conference Results
Over to the UAE Conference now and the Saracens 2nd XV played against last years champions Sharjah Wanderers 1st XV who were coming into this match off the back of 3 straight defeats. This wasn’t reflected in the match however as the Wanderers ran out a convincing 45-12 win.
The Dubai Sharks 1st XV saw their 4 match winning streak come to an end as they were taken apart by an impressive Dragons 2nd XV side who scored some slick tries to win 52-10.
The Harlequins 2nd XV produced an emphatic performance, dominating the Wasps 1st XV (who are no pushovers), in a mighty 66-13 thrashing. The Amblers 2nd XV are finally beginning to find their feet this season as they put in a huge performance running away with a huge 90-7 win against the Tigers 1st XV. A very physical and close fort match between the Knights 1st XV and Hurricanes 2nd XV was unfortunately recorded as a forfeit with the win going to the Knights.
UAE Community Results
There were only 2 UAE Community matches taking place this weekend with the Dragons 3rd XV taking on the Sharks 2nd XV at home, the result went in favour of a powerful Dragons side who cruised to a 53-5 win. The ever improving RAK Rocks secured their first win of the season with a narrow 20-25 win over the Amblers 3rd XV. Rocks Chairman, Mike Silvester will be pleased with this result and will no doubt be hoping to build on this victory over the next few weeks off.
By Tom Davies