Senior Men Players Meeting Jun 23 2014

You all know we have two teams in the Conference division which is Unique. New Season New Systems but same old values of the Wolf Pack. New Notice. We will Have a More »

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Al Ain Amblers Youth Tournament Jan 11-12

The annual Al AIn Amblers Youth Tournament will be held on Jan 11 and 12th. This well run event is fun for the entire family. Games run all day starting at 9AM. More »

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Rookies-Vets Tour to Doha – Nov16-17

Bus leaves Friday at 7AM SHARP!!! That means when the little hand is at the 7 and the big hand is at the 12 the bus leaves. If you leave your house More »

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Al Ain Adults 7′s and Vets 10′s Tournament – Nov 23

  The annual Al Ain Sevens tournament (and Vets 10′s) will be held on Nov 23. This is essentially a trial to set the teams for the Dubai Sevens squad the following More »

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Pacific Island Night – Fri Nov 2

We will be having an ISLAND NIGHT this Friday 2nd November by the Pool-Side. The evening will feature island delicacies, cultural dances and live music by our Pacific Musicians. Programme starts from More »

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Senior Men Players Meeting Jun 23 2014

You all know we have two teams in the Conference division which is Unique. New Season New Systems but same old values of the Wolf Pack. New Notice. We will Have a meeting for Senior Players on MONDAY 23-6-14 6.30PM Please attend. Its all or nothing this season! We want doers not wannabes. Please back us coaches! New Season! New Idea! See you Gentlemen on Monday! Masalama! FiAman Allah!
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Al Ain Amblers Youth Tournament Jan 11-12

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The annual Al AIn Amblers Youth Tournament will be held on Jan 11 and 12th. This well run event is fun for the entire family. Games run all day starting at 9AM. Come down and enjoy some Live music, great food and drink and of course lots of exciting rugby!

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Updated standings after 5 games played – Mens 1st XV – Conference Union

Rookies-Vets Tour to Doha – Nov16-17

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Bus leaves Friday at 7AM SHARP!!! That means when the little hand is at the 7 and the big hand is at the 12 the bus leaves. If you leave your house at 7, then that means you will miss the bus. Did  I mention the bus leaves at 7Am Friday?

The Game is at 7PM in Doha so we can go to our hotel get settled and then get blasted before the game!

Al Ain Adults 7′s and Vets 10′s Tournament – Nov 23

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The annual Al Ain Sevens tournament (and Vets 10′s) will be held on Nov 23. This is essentially a trial to set the teams for the Dubai Sevens squad the following week. So you need to show up, physically and mentally if you want to earn a spot on the Dubai Sevens teams. Lots of teams come to support our event so all players and spectators alike please come to the club and show your support. Games start in the morning and go all day. As usually the clubhouse will be rocking afterwards with cold drinks, good food, friendly people, live music and a kick-butt DJ.

 

Today Nov 2nd – Vets and 1st XV versus Dragons – Island Night

FRIDAY AT THE RUGBY CLUB!

VETS VS JEBEL ALI DRAGONS   3:30pm

1st XV VS JEBEL ALI DRAGONS II    5pm

LADIES NIGHT 7-9pm FREE HOUSE WINE

DJ CHALKIE STARTS PLAYING YOUR REQUEST AT 6pm

ISLAND NIGHT 7pm POOLSIDE…TICKETS AVAILABLE AT THE RECEPTION DESK WHILE THEY LAST!

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NOVEMBER 2nd STARTING AT 330pm!

Pacific Island Night – Fri Nov 2

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We will be having an ISLAND NIGHT this Friday 2nd November by the Pool-Side. The evening will feature island delicacies, cultural dances and live music by our Pacific Musicians. Programme starts from 7pm. Tickets are available from reception and is being sold at AED70 for Adults and AED35 for children 12 years and below. Everyone is invited to attend.

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Mens 1st XV Update – First three games…

The Mens first XV team have now completed the first three games of the season. The team is contending in the UAE Conference this season after making the decision at the end of last season to step down into second division rugby. Fifty plus players are turning up to training and the team re-building phase is coming along nicely. The starting lineup is being modified each week based on performance of players both in practice and during fixtures. The 1st XV are 2 and 1 in the first three games.

Game one was against the Dubai Wasps II in Dubai at the historic Sevens grounds. The Wasps II team is also in a building phase and the lack of playing time for the team showed. The Amblers were able to shut  down the wasps 62 to 0. Tries were scored by both our forwards and backs with a number of breakaway tries for Patrick and Rosco. The Man of the Match award was shared by the hard tackling pair of Carlos and Karl. The COM went to Larry for hippidy-hopping across the try line in non-cool style.

Game two was changed at the last minute to a home game against the Harlequins II. It proved to be the first real test for the Amblers Men and the score ended at 4 tries to 1 for the Quins. The first half got off to a tough start for the Amblers who gave up 3 unanswered tries. The second half was much more solid and the Amblers were able to spend most of the half in the Quins red zone and the score was even at 1 try each. Unfortunately the injuries were high with the Quins suffering a broken collar bone and an early Amblers MVP candidate, Carlos suffered a season ending broken ankle. Man of the match went to Jason P. for his awesome footwork and try scoring efforts. COM went to Qwyane, our smallest back for starting a fight with the Quins biggest forward. Even though the team lost it was a big night in the clubhouse with the sounds of Cool Shadies and DJ Chalkie rocking the rugby grounds. Most of the team was still present at last call!

After a tough loss in game two, the third game of the season was going to be pivotal if the Amblers 1st XV were to secure a winning record. This was to be a challenge since the team were to face the undefeated Dubai Hurricanes II. The home game was played in front of  packed house since the Breast Cancer Awareness event was run just prior to the game. The spectators were treated to a spectacular game with the score going being kept within only a few points for the entire game. The Canes got on the board first with a penalty kick. The Dubai kicker proved to be a thorn in the Amblers side as he capitalized on every penalty with range of the posts. In fact even though the Amblers posted 5 tries to the Canes single try the score was always with reach for Dubai due to the fantastic kicking. In the end the Amblers had a 1 point lead with only a few minutes to go but sealed the deal with a late try by the backs which was setup nicely by gutsy play from the forwards when it counted. The Man of the match was again shared but by two backs, Patrick with his dazzling moves to step his opposition and score and Rosco who mixed up his speed and side-step with some tough in-your-face contact. Eddie had an honourable mention for finally kicking to touch! COM went to Roy for throwing a punch within 30 seconds of coming off of the bench and then getting two additional warnings from the referee within minutes. Another big party night, maybe the biggest post game party in the last few years, a great reason to come and support the Amblers, Desert Groove supplied the live music, of course with support from DJ Chalkie!

After three games the Mens 1st XV are 2-1 and in fourth place overall but 1 game played behind the top of the leaderboard. click image for larger view….

Al Noor Hospital Breast Cancer Awareness Day

The Amblers Want You!

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Monthly Rugby Photo Competition – UAE Rugby and Grand Cinema

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UAE Rugby and Grand Cinema’s have joined forces to celebrate UAE Rugby’s 2012/2013 Domestic Season by calling on all amateur photographers to participate in their Monthly Rugby-Photo Competition. Simply snap a picture during any UAE based Club game, or UAE Rugby National Team (7′s or XV’s game) when playing in the UAE, send in your pictures to photos@uaera.ae and you could win a night at the movies for 4 people, which includes popcorn and Pepsi. For more information visit UAE Rugby’s facebook page.

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UAE Rugby and Grand Cinema’s 2012-2013 Rugby Photo Competition

Message From The Chairman – Sept 20 – 2012

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Message From The Chairman

Dear Members                                                                                                20th September 2012

 

To the old timers welcome back to the new rugby season and for all those new members I’d like to personally welcome you to our club and thank you for joining. For those on the committee and staff it’s been a hot and sweaty summer as we have ploughed through the various tasks requiring completion to launch the new season. Some have snatched a week of holiday here and there to relieve the brain strain, so are now a little refreshed and ready to move forward. Since last writing we have again achieved a significant amount of work around the club in preparation for the up coming season. Not every goal was kicked but at least that gives us something to keep ourselves busy with!

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1st XV – Team Building Night – Pics & Vids

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Here are a few pics and a few videos from the men’s team building event last night at the clubhouse and pool. About 20 lads turned up and had a great time, lots of laughing and guys trying to cheat in the events as two teams battled for bragging rights. No one drowned (well Rosco got a good lung-full, LOL) and only a few innocent bystanders were hurt when they were trying to do laps in the pool while the boys jumped in for some ball-wrestling!

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Pre-Season Pics Part II

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Mens Pre-season Tournament pictures

Live music this Friday Sept 21

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Yard Sale Sept 28th

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Come on out to the yard sale on Sept 28th, Sale starts 5PM, DJ at 6PM, Live music at 8PM. Click the image for more information…
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Pre-Season Mens Tournament – Sept 14

10 teams from the UAE and Qatar are coming to Al Ain for a pre-season series of friendly fixtures. All those men how have been attending training can get a game as Al Ain will have multiple teams playing in these 40 min games (2 x 20min halves). Players, For more information come to Men’s training Min and Wed at 7PM.

There will be live entertainment and activities for the whole family so come out and spend the evening, have a beverage and watch some rugby.

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Amblers Open Day – Sept 7 2012

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Come on down to the Al Ain Amblers Rugby Club on Sept 7th for our opening family fun day! We will have something for everyone of every age! Get registered, listen to the band, have a few pints or play in the park or bouncy castle.

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Mens Rugby Training in Full Force!

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Rugby Training:

Rugby training started last week on Mondays and Wednesdays from 7pm to 8.30pm.

Please invite your friends and family members that want to play rugby with us.  Come and check it out and give it a try! We are going to have a fantastic season this year. We had a good turn out at our training during off season so let’s keep it going.

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