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Mens 2019/20 Rugby Fixtures
Due to the season kicking off slightly later this season, we won’t see any action until the beginning of October, so each team will have a good few weeks of extra training under their belts before they begin their 2019/20 rugby campaign.
West Asia Premiership – Round 1 Preview
The final game of Round 1 sees a repeat of last years UAE Premiership final between Jebel Ali Dragons and Abu Dhabi Harlequins. The Quins will be looking to continue their good form, having only lost one game in the Premiership last season as they went on to win the league.
Dubai Exiles will have an extra week of prep time as they sit this round out with a bye.
UAE Division 1 – Round 1 Preview
Previously known as the UAE Conference League, the UAE Division 1 will also kick off on the 4th October.
The above mentioned merged KnightsEagles 2s will get things underway with their first match against last years’s finalists – Al Ain Amblers. Dragons 2s take on Harlequins 2s, Dubai Sharks face off against the Hurricanes 2s, Tigers 2s will play the Saracens and for the final fixture of Round 1 we welcome back the Sharjah Wanderers after a 1 year hiatus from domestic rugby, as they take on the Dubai Exiles 2s.
UAE Division 2 – Round 1 Preview
This year we also see a name change for the previously known UAE Community League, now called the UAE Division 2 which kicks off on the 4th October.
The Sharks 2s play Amblers 2s, Saracens 2s host RAK Rugby up in Abu Dhabi, Harlequins 3s take on current Community Final winners Dragons 3s, Shaheen face KnightsEagles 3s and we welcome for the first time Muscat Rugby Club as the play last years unbeaten league toppers, Barrelhouse.
We’re still five weeks out before the season officially kicks off, so expect some time changes to what is already pencilled in for the fixtures.