Bahrain Rugby has won Jordan Sevens, its first international tournament.

The Kingdom’s national team, Bahrain Rugby, clinched the trophy, 34-7, in the final match against Jordan’s national team, in Amman. In the run up to the final, our boys defeated Kurdistan, 47-7, and Jordan Reserve, 37-0, emerging unbeaten in all the games.

Jordan Sevens is their first international tournament appearance, following Bahrain’s acceptance as a member of Asia Rugby, the regional governing body for the game, last year. They will participate in Asia Rugby Sevens, which is set to be held in Doha from November 3 to 4.

Commenting on the team’s stellar performance, Nader Shaheen, Bahrain Rugby Federation President, said: “By winning its inaugural international tournament, Bahrain’s national team firmly placed itself among the teams to watch for in the Middle East and Asia in general. I am delighted for the team whose commitment to training and fitness was demonstrated in its commanding performance against the other teams in Jordan. This victory underlines the quality and strength of rugby played in Bahrain and I look forward to seeing the national team win many more trophies in future. We are extremely proud of this achievement and the players’ devotion.”

Bahrain Rugby Federation (BRF) was established in February 2022 following the directives of His Royal Highness, Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa, First Deputy Chairman of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports, Chairman of the General Sports Authority and President of Bahrain Olympic Committee. Asia Rugby membership enables the Kingdom to have a national representative team in competitive and friendly matches against the other 35 member countries.

BRF is committed to encouraging, promoting and developing the game in the Kingdom and contributing toward individuals’ physical and mental well-being through sports. It does this in coordination and cooperation with other sports establishments and authorities, within the parameters of local and international rules. It also aims to strengthen and develop global relations for the game to achieve optimum representation at home and abroad. ✤