United Arab Emirates national rugby union team

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United Arab Emirates
Union UAE Rugby Federation
Nickname(s) UAERF
Ground(s) 7he Sevens
Team kit
Change kit

The United Arab Emirates National Rugby Union Team represents the United Arab Emirates in rugby union. They compete in the annual Asia Rugby Competitions. They were once part of the Arabian Gulf team which consisted of players from various Arab States of the Arabian Gulf. In 2011 they were granted membership into the Asian Rugby Football Union and following a successful bid, were granted full membership with World Rugby. They are the newest and 100th member to do so. The current coach of the UAE national team is Apollo Perelini who has been in this role since 2015.

Rugby Union in the United Arab Emirates is governed by the UAE Rugby Federation (UAERF) who oversee the ever increasing popularity of domestic expat rugby union leagues and competitions.[1]

The majority of the UAE National squad are selected local expat rugby players from various UAE Premiership and Conference rugby teams. To qualify to play for the national team, players need to have completed thirty six consecutive months of residence within the UAE.

Results

2016

Asia Rugby Championship Division II - Winners

UAE 65 vs 13 Uzbekistan

Thailand 18 - 70 UAE

2015

2015 Asian Rugby Championship Division 2 2nd (2 wins, 1 loss)

UAE 53 - 22 Thailand

UAE 19 - 20 Malaysia

UAE 16 - 12 Chinese Taipei

2014

2014 Asian Five Nations Division 1: 1 loss.

2013

2013 Asian Five Nations: 5th (4 losses)

2012

2012 Asian Five Nations: 4th (1 win, 3 losses)

2011

2011 Asian Five Nations: 3rd (1 win, 1 draw, 2 losses)

Cup of Nations

Overall Records

Their Test record against all nations:

Team Mat Won Lost Draw % For Aga Diff
 Belgium 1 0 1 0 0.00 3 94 -91
 Brazil 1 0 1 0 0.00 3 66 -63
 Hong Kong 5 0 5 0 0.00 40 323 -283
 Japan 3 0 3 0 0.00 6 310 -304
 Kazakhstan 2 2 0 0 100.00 70 41 +29
 Kenya 1 0 1 0 0.00 12 55 -43
 Philippines 1 0 1 0 0.00 8 24 -16
 South Korea 1 0 1 0 0.00 31 122 -91
 Sri Lanka 1 0 0 1 0.00 13 13 0
 Tunisia 1 0 1 0 0.00 7 15 -8
 Zimbabwe 1 0 1 0 0.00 14 65 -51
 Thailand 2 2 0 0 100.00 123 40 +83
 Malaysia 1 0 1 0 0.00 19 20 -1
 Taiwan 1 1 0 0 100.00 16 12 +4
 Uzbekistan 1 1 0 0 100.00 65 13 +42
Total 23 6 16 1 ? 403 1,213 -810

References

  1. ^ "Latest League Table Standings For UAE Rugby". Yalla Rugby. Retrieved 2018-07-27. 
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