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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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Re: Asian 5 Nations & Asian rugby discussion

Postby Canalina » Thu, 28 Sep 2017, 07:22

The website of Arab Rugby https://118221.site123.me

It's an interesting organization; now it involves 11 national federations (the founder United Arab Emirates, Tunisia, Egypt, Qatar, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Algeria, Libya, Morocco, Iraq), but according to the map

https://cdn-cms.f-static.com/uploads/11 ... 513240.jpg

they plan to gather also Mauritania, (Western Sahara), Somalia, maybe Djibouti, Oman, Yemen, Kuwait, Bahrain, Palestine and perhaps Iraq too (I can't perfectly understand the eastern borders in the logo map)

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Re: Asian 5 Nations & Asian rugby discussion

Postby Canalina » Thu, 28 Sep 2017, 11:52

Arab Rugby released the pools for the 7s event

A: Morocco, Lebanon, Egypt, Palestine (debut also for them? Maybe not)

B: Jordan, Arab Emirates, Iraq, Libya

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Re: Asian 5 Nations & Asian rugby discussion

Postby Ser Podrick of Payne » Fri, 29 Sep 2017, 18:00

Canalina wrote:Arab Rugby released the pools for the 7s event

A: Morocco, Lebanon, Egypt, Palestine (debut also for them? Maybe not)

B: Jordan, Arab Emirates, Iraq, Libya

Well it's not in Asia but here is the Egypt squad

Ahmed Hossam Johnny – Yosri Sami (C), Ahmed Cooper, Marwan Ahmed, Mahmoud Soliman, Ahmed El-Naqah, Mohamed Khaled, Varogan Vartan, Mohammed El-Etrebi, Ahmed Saafan, Saif El-Ashry, Mahmoud Nagi.

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Re: Asian 5 Nations & Asian rugby discussion

Postby kush123 » Tue, 03 Oct 2017, 13:54

Singapore rugby team to play in Kandy

By Shamseer Jaleel

Defending league and Clifford Cup champions Kandy Sports Club will host the Singapore national rugby team on 21 October at the Nittawela rugby stadium.

Kandy is expected to field their full team as this encounter will be one week after the Asian Sevens’ third leg in Colombo. This will be an ideal opportunity for the upcountry club before they defend their title, with the game against CH & FC two weeks later in Colombo.

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Re: Asian 5 Nations & Asian rugby discussion

Postby victorsra » Fri, 06 Oct 2017, 04:26

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Re: Asian 5 Nations & Asian rugby discussion

Postby kush123 » Fri, 06 Oct 2017, 07:58

Singapore national rugby team confirms Lankan tour

By Shamseer Jaleel

The Singapore national rugby team confirmed its tour to Sri Lanka on 20 October.

Upon arrival on the same night they will head up to Kandy to play the defending league and Clifford Cup champions Kandy Sports Club on 21 October at the Nittawela Rugby Stadium. Kick-off is scheduled for 4.00 p.m.

Kandy is expected to field their full team as this encounter will be one week after the Asian Sevens third leg in Colombo. This will be an ideal opportunity for the upcountry club to gain some match practice before they defend their league title, with their game against CH&FC two weeks later in Colombo.

Players who are nursing an injury, Roshan Weeraratne, Fazil Marija, Shehan Pathirana, Richard Dharmapala and Gayan Weeraratne, are expected to be named in the starting line-up. Players already with the national Sevens squad such as Jason Dissanayake, Dhanushka Ranjan and Srinarth Sooriyabandara are also expected to play in this encounter.

Singapore, who are undergoing intense training back at home, will be naming their touring 25 players this week. They are currently playing in the Asian Rugby Championship (ARC) Division II and they will be playing their promotion/relegation encounter against India on 15 November in Taipei. The four-team event will see Singapore, India, Taipe

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Re: Asian 5 Nations & Asian rugby discussion

Postby Canalina » Mon, 09 Oct 2017, 08:40

After the one in Africa Cup, an other cancellation in international competitions

"It was regretfully inform you all that due to unavailability of Guam and Indonesia teams, Asia Rugby Championship Div 3-C-E scheduled to be held at Vientiane, Loas from 1st Nov to 4th Nov has been cancelled, therefore, all the future camps have been called-off. Pakistan Rugby Union is very much disappointed with this cancellation but could not be able to do anything other than to wait for the further instructions from Asia Rugby". (by Pakistan federation)

The original program fixed semifinals Indonesia v Guam, Pakistan v Laos on november 1st and the finals on november 4th
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Re: Asian 5 Nations & Asian rugby discussion

Postby RugbyLiebe » Tue, 10 Oct 2017, 14:44

Canalina wrote:After the one in Africa Cup, an other cancellation in international competitions

"It was regretfully inform you all that due to unavailability of Guam and Indonesia teams, Asia Rugby Championship Div 3-C-E scheduled to be held at Vientiane, Loas from 1st Nov to 4th Nov has been cancelled, therefore, all the future camps have been called-off. Pakistan Rugby Union is very much disappointed with this cancellation but could not be able to do anything other than to wait for the further instructions from Asia Rugby". (by Pakistan federation)

The original program fixed semifinals Indonesia v Guam, Pakistan v Laos on november 1st and the finals on november 4th


Strange. Why didn't Pakistan and Laos just play against each other (or even two times for that matter).
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