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Re: Asian 5 Nations & Asian rugby discussion

Postby Canalina » Fri, 19 May 2017, 17:22

No, it's a one-off test match. But maybe it's not even a proper test match because I don't know if all the saudi players are eligible to the national team. "Strong southern hemisphere flavor in the saudi team", wrote a spectator on twitter and the post match photo shows many 'western faces' in white shirt. I don't know, no info about the line-up arrived by Saudi Arabia.
The final score is 10-58

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Re: Asian 5 Nations & Asian rugby discussion

Postby mcruic » Fri, 19 May 2017, 17:38

Apparently lots of players with less than 3 years residency.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/246094602185707/

Called "Saudi Select" by some - same team that plays in the Gulf Championship against other Gulf clubs (Bahrain, Muscat, etc.)

I don't think it should count as the Saudi national team. Considering the Saudis lost 44-13 to Jordan last time out, the difference in result seems to be more down to the change in personnel rather than any improvement of the players.
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Re: Asian 5 Nations & Asian rugby discussion

Postby Canalina » Fri, 19 May 2017, 22:17

Apparently Saudi Arabia awarded caps and one of their players talks about "international debut", like the gulf competition was something different https://twitter.com/daniel__hartley/sta ... 3875478528

But I have too some doubts about the regularness of saudi squad

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Re: Asian 5 Nations & Asian rugby discussion

Postby Ser Podrick of Payne » Sat, 20 May 2017, 09:14

Result: UAE 26 - 34 Philippines

Malaysia - Sri Lanka just started, Malays 5 - 0 up.

Halftime: Malaysia 5 - 6 Sri Lanka, now 5 - 9 in the 2nd half. Malaysia back in the lead at 12 - 9 despite being down to 14 players. And now 19 - 9 with another converted try.

Final score: Malaysia 22 - 9 Sri Lanka

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Re: Asian 5 Nations & Asian rugby discussion

Postby mcruic » Sat, 20 May 2017, 16:31

Canalina wrote:Apparently Saudi Arabia awarded caps and one of their players talks about "international debut", like the gulf competition was something different https://twitter.com/daniel__hartley/sta ... 3875478528

But I have too some doubts about the regularness of saudi squad


Couldn't be their international debut either, as they played last year in Asia Division 3 West (losing 44-13 to Jordan).
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Re: Asian 5 Nations & Asian rugby discussion

Postby Canalina » Tue, 11 Jul 2017, 19:39

A post from Iraqi Rugby Association, more or less translated in english

"Mubarak victory for the liberalization of the beloved Mosul
The Iraqi Union Rugby advances congratulations and blessings to the Iraqi people liberated the land of our beloved Mosul and to thank and gratitude for all varieties of our forces security, military and their victory over the rats of Isis and dropping state out and victory to victory.
God save Iraq and the Iraqis".

https://www.facebook.com/IRAQ-RUGBY-Association-الاتحاد-العراقي-للركبي-1011178812347165/

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Postby Canalina » Fri, 11 Aug 2017, 18:30

Jordan will host the third edition of the Arab 7s Championship, at Petra University Stadium (Amman) from 6 to 7 October.
Seven nations competing: Jordan, Egypt, Arab Emirates, Libya, Morocco, Lebanon and the absolute debutant Iraq.

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Re: Asian 5 Nations & Asian rugby discussion

Postby Canalina » Sun, 20 Aug 2017, 08:22

Kuala Lumpur's stadium for the rugby 7s event at the SEA Games

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DHpfNquVYAAfC8h.jpg

Finals are Malaysia v Singapore (men) and Thailand v Singapore (women)
To notice that just seven out of 11 nations took part in the rugby tournament: as predictable, Vietnam, Myanmar, Brunei and Timor Leste didn't compete

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Re: Asian 5 Nations & Asian rugby discussion

Postby Canalina » Mon, 21 Aug 2017, 05:01

Hosting Malaysia won the gold at the Sea Games. In this twitter brief video some good moments of celebration
https://twitter.com/i/videos/tweet/899206039395942400

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Re: Asian 5 Nations & Asian rugby discussion

Postby victorsra » Mon, 21 Aug 2017, 12:42

Do you have the complete standings?
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Re: Asian 5 Nations & Asian rugby discussion

Postby Canalina » Mon, 21 Aug 2017, 19:24

victorsra wrote:Do you have the complete standings?

This was the situation after the round robin https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DHqB4c_WAAA2NPz.jpg
Then in the 1st place final Malaysia defeated Singapore, in the 3rd place final Thailand defeated Philippines and in the 5th place final I think that Cambodia defeated Indonesia.
The results of the women tournament has been published by Serge in the women section

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Re: Asian 5 Nations & Asian rugby discussion

Postby Graf_von_Tirol » Tue, 29 Aug 2017, 06:01

The Men's Sevens Series, which determines the two Asian representatives of the 2018 World Cup Sevens, is set to start this weekend. Apparently the Women's Series only starts on the Korea leg later in the month.

https://www.asiarugby.com/results/asia-rugby-sevens-series/ar7s2017-hong-kong/

I believe this series also sorts out those participating in the 2018 Commonwealth Games. Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Singapore also competed in the Asia Rugby Trophy earlier in the year, but none advanced, so I believe Malaysia and Sri Lanka will be the two Asian representatives there. That is if one of the two doesn't get relegated.

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Re: Asian 5 Nations & Asian rugby discussion

Postby Canalina » Thu, 07 Sep 2017, 20:39

Vietnamese army players in 1905. Apparently the french domination didn't leave almost any trace of rugby in Indochina, at the opposite of what is happened in Madagascar and partially in Northern Africa

https://www.flickr.com/photos/rugby_pio ... 650660400/

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Re: Asian 5 Nations & Asian rugby discussion

Postby Canalina » Sat, 16 Sep 2017, 06:44

An article by main italian sport newspaper (on line version) about Iraq rugby
http://www.gazzetta.it/Rugby/14-09-2017 ... 6301.shtml

Let's hope they don't follow the same way of afghan rugbiers, which after some years of relatively popularity, with many articles about them around the world, seem a bit disappeared

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Re: Asian 5 Nations & Asian rugby discussion

Postby victorsra » Mon, 18 Sep 2017, 15:45

https://www.joc.jo/en/news/jordan-to-ho ... -rugby-7s/

Jordan confirmed as the host of the Arab 7s. Seven nations: Iraq (debut), Egypt (return), Lybia (return), UAE, Morocco, Lebanon and Jordan
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