Qatar national rugby union team
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.
1st MATCH – QATAR Vs Lanka Lions - 4 May 2011
HSBC Asian 5 Nations (Division IV)
Qatar becomes 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
Asia Rugby Championship Division III West
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|
|Aaron Salmon||Prop||Al Khor|
|Aaron Palmer||Lock||19 August||6||DRFC|
|Gavin Piek||Lock||13 January 1975||6||DRFC|
|Tom Featherstone (Captain)||Backrow||12 March 1990||6||DRFC|
|Mark Hibbs||Backrow||14 July||4||DRFC|
|Liam Frost||Center (C)||3 May||4||DRFC|
|Lilian Cance||Center||27 September 1984||4||DRFC|
|Jaco De Jager||Wing|
|Mubarak Al Malik||Wing||4|
|Abdulkareem Al Muhannadi||Wing|
|Adam Beadon||Fullback||3 April 1984||DRFC|
|Reza Preena||Scrum Half||Lions|
|Andy Napier||Backrow||Al Khor|
|Tyrone von Berg||Scrum Half||DRFC|
HSBC Asian 5 Nations (Division III)
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.
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.
- http://www.sport360.com/more-sports/news/107971-rugby-qatar-register-upset-win-in-asian-5-nations[permanent dead link]
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2W6ixZrjW8 (Match Video QATAR Vs Lebanon)
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C9OX6bq3stI&feature=related (Match Video QATAR Vs Jordan)
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