Qatar
UnionQatar Rugby Federation
Most capsAbulaziz Al Dosari
Tom Featherstone (17)
World Rugby ranking
Current94 (as of 29 January 2024)
First international
Jordan 8–26 Qatar
(11 May 2011)

The Qatar national rugby union team represents Qatar in men's international rugby union. The team plays in the West Asia division of the Asia Rugby Championship. The Qatar Rugby Federation is a full member of Asia Rugby and an associate member of World Rugby.

History

Prior to 2011, the Qataris had some involvement with the Arabian Gulf rugby union team. [citation needed]

The Qatar national team made its debut in the 2011 Asian Five Nations fourth division. The team, with a blend of veteran international players qualifying under IRB residency regulations and young local players, beat both Jordan and Lebanon to claim the divisional title.[citation needed]

Record

Overall

Against Played Won Lost Drawn % Won
 China 1 1 0 0 100.00
 Guam 1 1 0 0 100.00
 Iran 2 1 1 0 50.00
 Jordan 3 3 0 0 100.00
 Lebanon 4 4 0 0 100.00
 Malaysia 1 0 1 0 0.00
 Thailand 1 1 0 0 100.00
 Uzbekistan 1 1 0 0 100.00
 India 2 2 0 0 100.00
 Kazakhstan 1 1 0 0 100.00
Total 17 15 2 0 88.24%

2016

The Qatar Rugby Federation hosted Asia Rugby Championship Division III at the Aspire warm up and purpose built rugby pitch on the 16, 19 and 22 of April.

Qatar 35 - 12 Iran
Iran 12 - 34 Lebanon
Qatar 25 - 19 Lebanon

2018

Qatar will be competing in the Asia Rugby Championship in 2018.[citation needed]

Current squad

The Qatar squad for the Asia Rugby Championship Division 2 2023, caps updated 10 May 2023,

Player Position Date of birth (age) Caps Club/province
Abdulaziz Al-Dosari Hooker (1984-07-28) 28 July 1984 (age 39) 17 Qatar Qatar Camels
Wade Lotter Hooker (1990-02-21) 21 February 1990 (age 34) 3 Qatar Doha RFC
Brett Allam Prop (1989-11-17) 17 November 1989 (age 34) 3 Qatar Doha RFC
Dylan Pietersen Prop (1986-12-11) 11 December 1986 (age 37) 3 Bahrain Bahrain RFC
Nicholas Lock Prop (1988-09-21) 21 September 1988 (age 35) 3 Qatar Doha RFC
Steve Elumeze Prop (1977-01-29) 29 January 1977 (age 47) 4 Qatar Qatar Camels
Joseph Dharshan De Silva Goobetilleke Prop (1985-09-12) 12 September 1985 (age 38) 11 Qatar Doha RFC
Darshan Gangineni Lock (2003-08-29) 29 August 2003 (age 20) 2 Qatar Doha RFC
Huw Kinsella Lock (1983-08-12) 12 August 1983 (age 40) 5 Qatar Al Khor RFC
Guy Briggs Lock (1989-11-02) 2 November 1989 (age 34) 3 Qatar Doha RFC
Ismail El Hatmi Lock (1989-07-11) 11 July 1989 (age 34) 7 Qatar Qatar Camels
Guillermo Villegas Bardo Back row (1989-01-02) 2 January 1989 (age 35) 5 Qatar Doha RFC
Tom Featherstone Back row (1990-03-12) 12 March 1990 (age 34) 17 Qatar Doha RFC
Dave Ford (c) Back row (1987-04-27) 27 April 1987 (age 37) 7 Qatar Doha RFC / Wales Newport HSOB RFC
Elliot Johnston Back row (1987-04-10) 10 April 1987 (age 37) 4 Qatar Doha RFC
Thomas Metcalf Back row (1987-05-23) 23 May 1987 (age 36) 3 Qatar Blue Falcons RFC
James Phillips Scrum-half (1994-08-25) 25 August 1994 (age 29) 3 Qatar Doha RFC
Murshud Ahmat Scrum-half (1983-10-02) 2 October 1983 (age 40) 1 Qatar Orycx RFC
Brook Tremayne Fly-half (1988-11-25) 25 November 1988 (age 35) 5 New Zealand Kaierau RFC / New Zealand Whanganui
Abdulaziz Alhanek Fly-half (1999-02-24) 24 February 1999 (age 25) 3 Qatar Qatar Camels
Iliesa Rakabu Centre (1990-07-10) 10 July 1990 (age 33) 3 Qatar Qatar Camels
Johann-Henry Bezuidenhout Centre (1994-10-27) 27 October 1994 (age 29) 3 Qatar Doha RFC
Pita Tuilagi Beracibi Centre (1994-07-01) 1 July 1994 (age 29) 2 Qatar Qatar Camels
Breda Dreyer Centre (1992-07-16) 16 July 1992 (age 31) 1 Qatar Doha RFC
Badre Bakaddouri Wing (1992-07-16) 16 July 1992 (age 31) 7 Qatar Qatar Camels
Frank Hughes Wing (1986-11-06) 6 November 1986 (age 37) 3 Qatar Doha RFC
Mubarak Al Malik Wing (1987-03-25) 25 March 1987 (age 37) 2 Qatar Qatar Camels
Oliver Kinnaird-Barr Wing (2003-02-22) 22 February 2003 (age 21) 1 England St George's Rugby
Hamza Saied Fullback (1997-10-04) 4 October 1997 (age 26) 2 Qatar Qatar Camels
Oussama Lakhbib Fullback (2000-02-24) 24 February 2000 (age 24) 7 Qatar Qatar Camels
Beau Swart Fullback (2000-06-23) 23 June 2000 (age 23) 2 Netherlands ASCRUM

HSBC Asian 5 Nations (Division III)

Qatar have been promoted to Division III of the HSBC Asian Five Nations. Division III is made up of four teams, China, Indonesia, Guam and Qatar.[citation needed]

Qatar won both of their matches in the 2013 Asian 5 Nations held in Kuala Lumpur, securing a promotion to Division II in next year's tournament.[citation needed]

Training Ground

The Doha Rugby Football Club / Aspire Warm-Up Track

Sponsorship

Qatar Duty Free, are currently the sole sponsor for the Qatar Rugby Team. Helping to supply the team with kits and traveling gear.

Website

http://www.qatarugby.com/