Qatar national rugby union team

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The Qatar National Rugby Union Team represents Qatar in international rugby union. Qatar is a full member of Asia Rugby and has made application for World Rugby membership. Qatar made its Asian 5 Nations debut in 2011. The team has yet to play in a Rugby World Cup.

Qataris have some involvement with the Arabian Gulf rugby union team.


Qatar became the newest team to make its debut in the HSBC Asian 5 Nations. With a blend of veteran international players qualifying under IRB residency regulations and aspiring young locals, Qatar will be looking to make an impact on its debut in the Division IV competition in Dubai.

QRF Players comes from Qatar, South Africa, England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, France, New Zealand, Australia, Jordan, Lebanon and Nigeria.

Qatar registered its first ever win in an official international competition after defeating Jordan and Lebanon



Against Played Won Lost Drawn % Won
 China 1 1 0 0 100.00
 Guam 1 1 0 0 100.00
 Iran 2 1 1 0 50.00
 Jordan 3 3 0 0 100.00
 Lebanon 4 4 0 0 100.00
 Malaysia 1 0 1 0 0.00
 Thailand 1 1 0 0 100.00
 Uzbekistan 1 1 0 0 100.00
Total 14 12 2 0 85.71


The Qatar Rugby Federation hosted Asia Rugby Championship Division III at the Aspire warm up and purpose built rugby pitch on the 16, 19 and 22 of April.

Qatar 35 - 12 Iran
Iran 12 - 34 Lebanon
Qatar 25 - 19 Lebanon


Qatar will be competing in the upcoming Asia Rugby Championship in 2018 taking place in Lebanon. The tournament will take place at the Fouad Chehab Stadium, starting on 24 April. Both Iran and Lebanon will also be competing.


Player Position Date of Birth (Age) Caps Province / Club
Curtis Wolstenholme Prop 4
Sam Walters Prop 4
Aaron Salmon Prop Al Khor
Darshan Goonetilleke Prop
Aaron Palmer Lock 19 August 6 DRFC
Shane Kelly Hooker
Luke Godley Hooker
Gavin Piek Lock 13 January 1975 6 DRFC
Mark Spencer Lock
Trent Webb Backrow
Wade Quinn Backrow
Tom Featherstone (Captain) Backrow 12 March 1990 6 DRFC
Mark Hibbs Backrow 14 July 4 DRFC
Duncan Fairley Scrumhlaf
Dave Burness Scrumhalf
Paul Beard Flyhalf 4
Rob Hotchkiss Flyhalf
Liam Frost Center (C) 3 May 4 DRFC
Lilian Cance Center 27 September 1984 4 DRFC
Daniel Liddell Center
Jaco De Jager Wing
Mubarak Al Malik Wing 4
Abdulkareem Al Muhannadi Wing
Jim Hamilton Fullback
Adam Beadon Fullback 3 April 1984 DRFC
Michael Elumeze lock
Jamie Frost Backrow 2 DRFC
Reza Preena Scrum Half Lions
Andy Napier Backrow Al Khor
Tyrone von Berg Scrum Half DRFC
Jonny Wright Hooker DRFC
Dario Orec Backrow DRFC

HSBC Asian 5 Nations (Division III)[edit]

Qatar have recently been promoted to Division III of the HSBC Asian Five Nations. Division III is made up of four teams, China, Indonesia, Guam and Qatar.

Qatar won both of their matches in the 2013 Asian 5 Nations held in Kuala Lumpur, securing a promotion to Division II in next year's tournament.

Qatar first beat China 76 - 0 which put them into the final against Guam, score 13 - 7 to Qatar.

Training Ground[edit]

The Doha Rugby Football Club / Aspire Warm-Up Track


Qatar Duty Free, are currently the sole sponsor for the Qatar Rugby Team. Helping to supply the team with kits and traveling gear.


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