-Test slated for Friday, February 10th in Al Ain, UAE
-Fierce rugby rivalry between two strong teams; high-octane showdown on the cards
-Mark the date to watch the match in real time on Asia Rugby’s social media platforms
Asia Rugby’s 2023 season kicks off on Friday 10th February in Al Ain, United Arab Emirates, with a highly anticipated Division 3 West showdown between Qatar and Iran, two of West Asia’s Top teams. Iran and Qatar have developed a fierce rugby rivalry and both appear well-prepared, confident and eager to lock horns again in, what is expected to be, a high-octane encounter.
Qatar, a strong team, has been steadily improving in recent years and possesses a solid core group of players who are well-trained and highly motivated. The team is known for its quickness and agility, with many players well capable of executing quick breaks and getting over the try line.
Iran, on the other hand, is a team that has been making waves. With a mix of experienced veterans and young talent, they have put together a squad that is both physical and skilled. Iran has a solid set piece and a strong defence, which makes them a tough team to beat.
The last time the two sides clashed was in 2018 Division 3 West in Lebanon and Iran beat Qatar 17 – 8.
This will be the last match of the Division 3 Regional Championships 2022; the winner will progress to the playoffs of division 3 a step forward towards the ultimate goal of all teams to play in the Asia Rugby Championship the pathway for Rugby World Cup 2027 qualification road.
Stay tuned and prepare to witness the exciting encounter in real time as Asia Rugby will be live streaming the match on its Facebook page and YouTube channel, and featuring highlights on its Instagram page.