JORDAN TO HOST ITS BIGGEST EVER RUGBY TOURNAMENT
Sep 27, 2017
Jordan is preparing to host the 3rd Arab Rugby 7s from October 6-7, the biggest rugby tournament event hosted in the Kingdom.
Six teams will be competing on one of the biggest regional stages for the shortened version of the sport, with this edition taking place at Petra University.
The host's squad has been training hard under the watchful eye of English coach Graeme Forbes at a training camp which has allowed the players to focus.
Assistant coach Freih Kawar said the team is capable of upsetting the region's big guns on home soil.
“We trust the players to do their best in the Arab 7s, we have strong names and our target is to clinch the title here," he said.
Rugby is growing in Jordan and victory would help to promote the sport to a wider audience. The Rugby Federation comes under the presidency of HRH Prince Mer’ed Bin Ra’ed.