10 Jan 2018 - 0:00
Rugby: Qatar beat France Youth Team in friendly
Doha: Qatar’s senior rugby team beat France’s youth team 21-14 in a friendly on the sidelines of the winter camp of the French team at Aspire Zone Stadium.
The match comes within the preparation of Qatar Rugby team (7) for future championships. The French team are also in a closed camp in Doha as they prepare for the world championships.
The head of Qatar Rugby, Hockey and Cricket Federation, Youssef Al Kuwari, expressed his delight with the performance of the Qatari team during the friendly match.
Speaking after the match, Al Kuwari said it was a useful experience for the Qatari team, especially as the French team are preparing for the world championships.
He added that the federation is working on preparing the Qatari team with an eye to participate in international tournaments. Qatar has received an invitation to participate in the Asian Rugby Championship (15) in Lebanon in April, and an invitation to participate in Malaysia Rugby Championship (7) in the same month.
Al Kuwari stressed that the federation hasplans to participate in the Winter Olympic Committee camp through the Rugby Beach Championship, which is scheduled for January 26 in Sealine and will help in spreading the game.