Arabian Gulf rugby union team

The Arab national rugby union team represented the Arabian Peninsula in the Rugby Union. Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates took part in the composition of the team. The team existed from 1993 to 2010 and was classified as a national of the third category by the International Rugby Board (IRB ).


The first international match of the countries merger took place against Namibia on 3 July 1993. You lost with 20:64, just as they lost in the same week the selections of Zimbabwe and Kenya. The first win was the fourth international match, which was held in 1997. Botswana was clearly defeated by 53:13.

In the years 2003 and 2007, the team took part in the qualification for the Rugby Union World Cup. There, it failed in each of the qualifying rounds. From 2008 participated the selection of the Asian Five Nations. It was dissolved in 2010, when the United Arab Emirates called its own national to life.

Participation in World Championships