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Wednesday, 17 August 2022 08:22 GMT

Qatar to host Asian Rugby tri nation event next month

(MENAFN- The Peninsula)

Doha: The Qatar Rugby Federation (QRF) will host the Asian Rugby tri-nation championship it was announced here yesterday.

The Asia Rugby competition involving the national rugby teams of Iran and Lebanon is part of QRF’s efforts to further boost and promote rugby in the country.

The three matches will be played at the Aspire warm track from April 16 -22.

The first match of the competition will see Qatar up against Iran on April 16 the second match will be between Iran and Lebanon on April 19 with the final match fought out between Qatar and Lebanon on 22 April.The Asia Rugby Championship is an annual rugby union competition held amongst national rugby sides within the Asia Rugby region. The competition formerly known as the Asian Five Nations changed its name in 2015.

Speaking about the April championship QRF President Yousef Al Kuwari said “Naturally we are delighted and excited to host the tournament which will help develop the sport in the country. Our players will get the needed exposure playing against these two teams”.

He continued “Last week we had the Asia Rugby consultant Aaron Stockdale here and he gave us the thumps up for our operations and facilities. We are overwhelmed at the opportunity to co-host this tri-nation’s championship with Asia Rugby.The Peninsula

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