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West Asia Premiership Fixtures Cancelled

Due to the current Coronavirus health situation within the region, Gulf Rugby Management have been working with Asia Rugby and UAERF regarding the West Asia Premiership.

On advice from Asia Rugby and the UAE Rugby Federation, the decision has been taken that all future games scheduled to be played in the 2019-2020 West Asia Premiership are cancelled.

GRM expect to release further information on how the final West Asia Premiership standings will be determined within the next 24 hours.

What West Asia Fixtures Have Been Cancelled

The following fixtures where still due to be played, including the West Asia Premiership Final.

Bahrain vs Dragons
Bahrain vs Harlequins
Bahrain vs Exiles (Final)

What About The UAE Premiership, Division 1 and Division 2?

The above information provided by GRM only applies to the West Asia Premiership, all other games scheduled in the UAE Premiership, Division 1 and Division 2 will continue as normal.

Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.

6 replies
  1. Brian Shaw
    Brian Shaw says:

    Fully understand if this decision has been made but there are 2 other games, due to be played this weekend, not listed as being cancelled as per paragraph 2 above.

    Tigers v Hurricanes
    Knights/Eagles v Exiles

    Will they go ahead?

  2. Alex Johnson
    Alex Johnson says:

    Hi Brian, thanks for the comment. Yes games you have mentioned are still scheduled to go ahead. The West Asia Premiership is basically the same as the UAE Premiership, but with the addition of Bahrain. It’s the playing of fixtures in Bahrain that is the issue.

    Hope that helps.

  3. Bahrain Fan
    Bahrain Fan says:


    Fully understand the interest of safety and understand that all sporting events are reviewed in the interest of safety but I have to say cancelling all remaining games including the final which is due to be played on the 27th of March is very much premature! This should have been reviewed and a decision made 14days(quarantine period) before the games in question. Safety first but the Bahrain F1 hasn’t been cancelled yet but the west Asia final(a week after) has! Looking forward to your views on this!! Thanks

  4. Alex Johnson
    Alex Johnson says:

    Thanks for the comment. Unfortunately, it’s out of our (Yalla Rugby’s) hands. Gulf Rugby Management, the company that run the leagues and fixtures, have made the decision following advice from Asia Rugby and UAE Rugby. It’s a great shame that the games have been cancelled as the final which was due to be played on the 27th between Bahrain and Exiles would have been a cracker, but they are putting the health and safety of others.

  5. Evan Beukes
    Evan Beukes says:

    So given the situation in the last couple of days or even hours… are all other games still going ahead? Almost all sporting events has been cancelled. All schools has now been cancelled and obviously we should be a bit concerned at this stage. When will a decision be made on all remaining Division 1 matches?

  6. Alex Johnson
    Alex Johnson says:

    Hi Evan, thanks for the comment. At the moment, Gulf Rugby Management are still going ahead with domestic fixtures, but obviously that could still change. As soon as we hear of any changes, we’ll update this post. Thanks

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