Office-bearers of Pak Rugby Union elected

LAHORE, July 15 (APP): Pakistan Rugby Union (PRF) is organizing Rugby 7s club event from tomorrow, Saturday at Lodharan to celebrate Rugby 7s inclusion in Rio Olympics.

Pakistan Rugby Union Head coach of PRF, Shakeel Ahmed said here on Friday the event will give boost to their ongoing efforts for the further development of the game in Southern Punjab.

“Rugby community all over the world is delighted that Rugby is making its debut in Rio Olympics,” he said.

He said, “we are arranging this event to unearth rugby talent and we are confident to spot a few promising rugby players.”

He said as many as a dozen of teams drawn in four pools will showcase their talent in the two-day activity.

The formation of the pools is, (Pool A), Makdoom Aali Sultan Rugby club, Tofaan Rugby Club and Lions Rugby Club. (Pool B) Cobra Rugby Club Chak no 366/W.B, Young Fighters Rugby Club Kotliwaja and Shaheen Rugby Club Chak No 364/W.B. (Pool C) Siddique Memorial Rugby Club Chak no 5 M, Inzamam ul Haq Shaeed Rugby Club Makdoom Aali Sultan and Zakeera Rugby Club Ada Zakeera. (Pool D) Young Star Rugby club Chak no 389/W.B, Khan Rugby Club Chak no 8 M and Prince Rugby Club Dunyapur. PRF has appointed a number of experienced technical officials for the smooth conduct of the event.

Progamme of the matches, in Pool A Makddom Ali Sultan Rugby club will take on Lions Rugby club in the opening game of the event, In 2nd match Pool b Cobra Rugby club will play Shaheen Rugby club, in 3rd match from pool C Siddique memorial Rugby club play Zakeera Rugby Club and in 4th match from Pool D Young Star Rugby club play Prince Rugby club. On day one total 12 matches will be played.

On July 17, on Plate semifinals, Cup semifinals, plate final and cup final will be played.