Qatar national rugby union team

Qatar national rugby union team

The Qatar national rugby union team represents Qatar in international rugby union. Qatar is a member of the International Rugby Board (IRB), and will make 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

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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

Current Squad

Player Position Date of Birth (Age) Caps Province / Club
Curtis Wolstenholme Prop 4
Sam Walters Prop
Aaron Salmon Prop
Darshan Goonetilleke Prop
Aaron Palmer Lock 19 August 6 DRFC
Shane Kelly Hooker
Luke Godley Hooker
Gavin Piek Lock 13 January 1975 6 DRFC
Mark Spencer Lock
Trent Webb Backrow
Wade Quinn Backrow
Tom Featherstone Backrow 12 March 1990 6 DRFC
Mark Hibbs Backrow 14 July 4 DRFC
Duncan Fairley Scrumhlaf
Dave Burness Scrumhalf
Paul Beard Flyhalf 4
Liam Frost Center (C) 3 May 4 DRFC
Lilian Cance Center 27 September 1984 4 DRFC
Daniel Liddell Center
Jaco De Jager Wing
Mubarak Al Malik Wing 4
Abdulkareem Al Muhannadi Wing
Jim Hamilton Fullback
Adam Beadon Fullback 3 April 1984 DRFC
Michael Elumeze Backrow
Jamie Frost Backrow 2 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.

Training Ground

The Doha Rugby Football Club


Qatar Duty Free, are currently the sole sponsor for the Qatar Rugby Team. Helping to supply the team with kits and traveling gear.

External links

  • (Match Video QATAR Vs Lebanon)
  • (Match Video QATAR Vs Jordan)