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 a particularly happy hunting ground for the Tigers in recent weeks with back-to-back away wins and if the 8-7 victory over Exiles 2s could have gone away this weekend’s 45-10 triumph over Hurricanes 2s was comprehensive. The performance is particularly notable, coming as it did against a Hurricanes side high on confidence after putting 100+ points on the board across their previous two games. Having finishing last season on a high by winning the bottom half, Tigers have clearly carried this momentum into the new campaign and sit third in the table just a point behind Abu Dhabi Harlequins 2s.
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A Dubai derby double bill at the Sevens this weekend saw wins for Jebel Ali Dragons and Dubai Hurricanes. The Dragons edged out Exiles 23-18 in a close fought contest, while the Hurricanes 28-12 win over the Eagles indicates that the newcomers are already quickly getting up to speed with life in the Premiership.
The competitive nature of this year’s Conference is demonstrated by the fact only one side boast an unbeaten record at this early point in the season. Sharjah Wanderers maintained their 100% record with a 40-5 win over Arabian Knights, who remain without a point, but have to settle for second in the standings behind Abu Dhabi Harlequins 2s who themselves enjoyed a convincing 43-9 win over Jebel Ali Dragons 2s. Our team of the week Dubai Tigers are on a three game winning streak and up to third off the back of an impressive 45-10 win over Hurricanes 2s while Al Ain Amblers broke their duck for the season, in a characteristically high scoring affair 54-15 over Dubai Sharks.