We have some good and bad news to announce about our first XV preparations for the coming season. Unfortunately, we will not have the opportunity to defend our Western Clubs Champions League trophy this year as Sri Lankan champions, Kandy SC have been forced to withdraw. We will however go ahead with our scheduled fixture against our old rivals Abu Dhabi Harlequins on September 13th, which will now be used a pre-season friendly for both sides.
In the interest of having the team up to speed for the opening league outing on October 4th, we are delighted to announce that we have secured a second pre-season run-out thanks to an invitation from the Cyprus Rugby Federation.
In arranging this fixture with the Cyprus Rugby Federation – whose full national team holds the world record of most consecutive wins in international rugby with an impressive total of 24 – we are looking to establish a new relationship and our hosts have already mentioned that they would hope to travel to Bahrain next year.
This historic first ever clash between Bahrain and a Cyprus ‘A’ XV will take place at the Limassol Crusaders grounds on Friday 27th September for a 5.30PM K.O.
Once again, we will be streaming the match live through our club’s Facebook page and from our Clubhouse.