The U14 Dukhan Tigers have enjoyed a good start to the season. Training started slowly, with only a handful of students, however the popularity and prestige of rugby is growing in Dukhan English School. We now have a good foundation and a solid number of students training weekly to compete for places in the team.
We have participated in 1 7’s tournament so for this season, held by the blue falcons RFC. Dukhan Tigers were runners up to a far more experienced Doha RFC team, but in the final lost to a last gasp try 10 points to 15. After the tournament, they drew lots of accolades from spectators and coaches alike, and I hope this is just the beginning of a life time of Rugby for these young gentle men. They are athletic and strong, and learning with every game they play.
We are privileged to be a part of the opening ceremony for the Qatar Champions League Rygby 7’s, and hopefully this will further enhance the growth of rugby in Qatar.