Pakistan Rugby squad off to Singapore for Asian Rugby Sevens Trophy
Pakistan 12 member Rugby team depart for participation in Asian Rugby Sevens Trophy scheduled to be held on 4th and 5th August in Singapore.
Asian Rugby Sevens Trophy
Pakistan 12 member Rugby team departed today (3rd August) for participation in Asian Rugby Sevens Trophy scheduled to be held in Singapore on 4th and 5th August. Men’s tournament is divided into 3 pools which will feature 13 teams including Pakistan, Thailand, UAE, Singapore, Iran, Jordan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Kazakhstan, Brunei, Indonesia, Laos, and Uzbekistan.
The Asian Rugby Seven will be particularly intense as the winner of Sevens Trophy, will secure a place in elite sevens competition the Asia Rugby Sevens Series 2019.
Pool A is one of the toughest featuring top seed Thailand who were runners up in last year’s Trophy in Doha, and they will be joined by Iran, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. Pool B sees the UAE team joined by Jordon, Nepal and the hosts for the Asian Games, Indonesia.
Hosts Singapore are the top seed in Pool C and after finishing fourth in Last year’s trophy have home field advantage this year. They will be joined by two South Asian teams Pakistan and Bangladesh with both unions doing a fantastic job in promoting rugby via the Asia 1 million and get into Rugby programs. Pool C has five teams with Brunei and Laos completing the lineup.
Following are the Pakistan Team member:
|Khasif Khwaja (Captain)||Khalid Hussain Bhatti||Muhammad Waqas|
|Ahmed Wasim Akram||Muhammad Afzal||Altaf Musadiq|
|Muhammad Shoaib AKbar||Daud Gill||Muhammad Haroon|
|Mian Hamaza Huminudin||Muhammad Nasir||Faisal Aslam|
Shakeel malik will accompany the team as head coach while Syed Mozzam Ali shah will be manager and physio Dr Mohsin. All the league matches will be played on 4th August 2018 and Position and final match will be played on 5th August 2017.
Pakistan’s 4th Aug, Schedule:
|1||Pakistan vs Brunei ||6:00 am|
|2||Pakistan vs Singapore ||11:00 am|
|3||Pakistan vs Bangladesh||2:26 pm|
|4||Pakistan vs Laos ||4:38 pm|