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United Arab Emirates national rugby union team

The United Arab Emirates national rugby union team competes in the annual Asia Rugby competitions. They were once part of the Arabian Gulf team which consisted of players from the Gulf Cooperation Countries on the Arabian Peninsula. 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.

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Rugby union in the United Arab Emirates is governed by the United Arab Emirates Rugby Federation (UAE Rugby) 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 Division One rugby teams. To qualify to play for the national team, players need to have completed thirty six consecutive months of residence within the UAE.

ResultsEdit

2016Edit

Asia Rugby Championship Division II - Winners

UAE 65 vs 13 Uzbekistan

Thailand 18 - 70 UAE

2015Edit

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

UAE 53 - 22 Thailand

UAE 19 - 20 Malaysia

UAE 16 - 12 Chinese Taipei

2014Edit

2014 Asian Five Nations Division 1: 1 loss.

2013Edit

2013 Asian Five Nations: 5th (4 losses)

2012Edit

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

2011Edit

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

Cup of NationsEdit

Overall RecordsEdit

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
  Guam 1 1 0 0 100.00 82 7 +75
  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
  Malaysia 1 0 1 0 0.00 19 20 -1
  Sri Lanka 1 0 0 1 0.00 13 13 0
  Thailand 3 3 0 0 100.00 173 52 +121
  Tunisia 1 0 1 0 0.00 7 15 -8
  Taiwan 1 1 0 0 100.00 16 12 +4
  Uzbekistan 1 1 0 0 100.00 65 13 +42
  Zimbabwe 1 0 1 0 0.00 14 65 -51
Total 25 8 16 1 ? 535 1,222 -687

ReferencesEdit

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