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We are giving away two pairs of VIP tickets for men’s finals day (Saturday), which grant winners access to the Crowne Plaza exclusive chalet with overflowing food and beverages throughout the day and great seats at the stadium.

To win this amazing prize, just answer this simple question and be sure to check out our Terms & Conditions below

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TERMS & CONDITIONS

– Tickets should be collected at Crowne Plaza Dubai Festival City 

– Winner should provide passport copy + ID and contact number

– Tickets are strictly non-transferable 

– VIP Tickets will be given away for finals day (Saturday, 3 December)

– 2 parking passes included

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Venter feels immense pride at UAE selection

Matt Jones 23/11/2016
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Dubai Exiles make up the majority of Apollo Perelini’s first-ever UAE Under-19 squad that will play in the Asia Rugby Under-19 Championship next month, but flanker Hendre Venter insists there is a real bond among all players in the 25-man squad.

The UAE will play in Division I of the competition, pitting their wits against some of Asia’s finest teams, including hosts the Philippines, Singapore and South Korea.

Venter, who has been starring in the Exiles 2nds team that have won six games from six in the UAE Conference and only sit second behind Jebel Ali Dragons as they have played a game more, will be joined by five clubmates on tour.

Nathan Appleby has been named the UAE’s captain, while Xander Crockart, who earned Exiles’ senior men’s Youth Player of the Year last season after a stellar breakout campaign, is vice captain.

Jerry Kilicanasau, Ratu Leveanasiga and Liam Benstead make up the Exiles cohort, but there will be no strangers when the squad jets out to Manila on December 12.

“I have played with most of the guys since U-9 or U-10, but I know the other guys too because I’ve played against them so many times,” said Venter, who at 17, will be the youngest member on tour.

“We all know each other, we’re all such good friends, so there’s such a good vibe throughout training and games. There’s a lot of team bonding, lots of talking, meeting outside of training. It’s about showing our faces to the world and improving as players and people.

“Apollo is such an unbelievable coach. All of us are learning so much from him, we’re so excited and it’s a great opportunity for all of us and it’s going to be a great time.”

A native of Johannesburg, Venter nevertheless has called the UAE home for the last 12 years, and says it will be a huge honour to pull on the jersey of his adoptive nation.

“I’ve lived here longer than I have in South Africa and it’s obviously a bit better living here than back in South Africa at the moment,” he joked following the Springboks humiliating 20-18 defeat to Italy on Saturday.

“Their rugby’s very bad at the moment. Last weekend wasn’t very fun at all.

“It’s a privilege (to be selected for the UAE). I’ve lived here for the last 12 years so it’s an honour to play for the country I’ve lived in. It’s unbelievable, I still can’t quite believe it, especially being the youngest in the squad too.

“I haven’t lived in South Africa for so long, Dubai is my proper home. It’s the biggest honour I can get.”

UAE squad: Nathan Appleby (captain), Xander Crockart (vice captain), Liam Benstead, Jerry Kilicanasau, Ratu Leveanasiga, Hendre Venter (all Dubai Exiles), Nawaf Al Balooshi, Mohammed Al Marar, Ryno De Bruyn, Sunia Laladidi (Al Ain Amblers), Oakley Mellish (Abu Dhabi Harlequins), Jonathan Rath, Ben Van Rooyen (Arabian Knights), Ali Sajwani (UAE Shaheen), Rory Arthur, Toby Hodges, Max Johnson, Jesse Te Waharau, Mark Tilbrook (Dubai English Speaking College), Kipngeno Chirchir (Dubai College), Joseph Riley (Jumeirah English Speaking School), Khalifa Al Maazmi, Charlie Biddle, Francois Pieterse (Dubai), Sidhant Mehra (Dubai Wasps)

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Sevens Stadium gears up for Dubai Rugby Sevens

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The Sevens is one of the biggest sporting events in the UAE calendar.

Dubai’s Sevens Stadium is gearing up to come alive on the first day of the Emirates Airline Dubai Rugby Sevens on December 1.

The three-day extravaganza kicks off with the HSBC World Rugby Women’s Sevens Series on Pitch 1 and will include defending champions Australia against South Africa.

With free entry for all on Thursday, the National Day celebration is off to a great start at the Dubai Rugby Sevens and everyone can enjoy a truly family-friendly event.

The Rugby Village will offer an array of activities, competitions, and games so fans can enjoy more than just world-class rugby on the opening day of what is expected to be a fantastic weekend.

Families are also catered for with a special entrance and apart from the 2,000 designated family seats in the family stand, a range of F&B outlets will also be on offer for all to enjoy. A free bus service to family drop-off points will be available throughout Dubai, and will be operating from 6pm.

A total of 18 international matches will be played on Thursday and the largest Invitation Tournament to-date kicks off with rugby and netball matches taking place.

Rated one of the most prestigious tournaments in the world, the Invitation Tournament will see competition in categories ranging from Gulf Men’s League, Gulf Vets and UAE National School Boys.

The full schedule of matches can be found here.


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