1/11/2017 6:52:54 AM

Aspire to organise Asia Sevens Series in March

Aspire to organise Asia Sevens Series in March

THE second leg of Asia Rugby Development Sevens Series will be held at the Aspire grounds on March 3 and 4.

The first leg will be held in Thailand on February 18 and 19.

The annual competition, held under the aegis of Asia Rugby, started in 2009 and will determine the qualifier for the Asia Rugby Sevens.

“We’re happy to host this prestigious competition. We hope to deliver a successful tournament. We also want to consolidate Qatar’s position as one of the upcoming countries in the sport,” said Qatar Rugby Federation (QRF) President Yousef Jeham Al Kuwari.

Besides the hosts, India, Jordan, Lebanon, Pakistan, the Philippines, Thailand, the UAE, Bangladesh, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Nepal and Singapore are the other competing nations.

“With important competitions such as the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta (Indonesia), 2019 Rugby World Cup and 2020 Olympics (both in Tokyo, Japan) coming up, the World Rugby’s main focus is on Asia and Qatar can play a key role. We want to provide a diverse range of programmes and competitions so that Doha becomes a hub for the sport,” added Al Kuwari.

Meanwhile, the QRF will hold a selection camp at the Aspire grounds on Sunday, Monday and Wednesday from 6.15pm to 8.30pm. 

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