The Pakistan Rugby team reached Almaty, Kazakhstan, where the four nations – Div III Asian Rugby Championship 2018 will take place. Pakistan in Div III will play their first test match after three years.
The Championship will be played at the Stadium of the First President Almaty, Kazakhstan from 16th – 19th May, 2018. The participating teams include:
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Mongolia
  • Kazakhstan
  • Pakistan

According to Pakistan Rugby Union, a 26 players contingent in 15 side team according to international rules will be participating. The Manager, Mr. Bhatti and the Head Coach,  Mr. Shakeel confidently stated that a strong contingent has been selected after holding of a week end selection camp for last two month in Lahore and Islamabad.

The team match schedule is as follows:

  • First semi-final on 16th May (Wednesday) against Kyrgyzstan.
  • Same day the host Kazakhstan will play against Magnolia .
  • On 19th May (Saturday), the first losing teams will play for 3rd and 4th position match and the winners will play finals for 1st and 2nd positions.

The 26 Member team includes:

  • Adnan Saeed
  • Ahmed Wasim Akram
  • Ahmer Ali
  • Anjum Shahzad
  • Daud Gill
  • Faisal Aslam
  • Hamad Safdar
  • Israr Ahmed
  • Irfan Shahzad
  • Kashif Khawaja – Captain
  • Muhammad Waqas
  • Malik Arif Hussain
  • Muhammad Talha
  • Muhammad Ali Khan
  • Muhammad Shoaib Akbar
  • Muhammad Waqas
  • Muhammad Haroon
  • Musadiq Altaf
  • Nasir Mehmood
  • Saad Arif
  • Shahid Mehmood
  • Sharafat Ali
  • Syed Muhammad Moiz Ali
  • Syed Muhammad Daud Ali
  • Shahbaz Khan
  • Zahid Iqbal

Team officials include:

  • Muhammad Yahya Bhatti – Manager
  • Shakeel Ahmed Malik – Head Coach
  • Salman Muzaffar Shaikh – Analyst
  • Mohsin Aziz – Physio

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