Islamabad Jinns emerged as the new National Rugby Champion 2016 in 4th Servis Tyres Rugby League consisting of 15 sides. Army could not retain their title this year. A thrilling game of rugby was played at Pakistan Rugby Academy Lahore Cantt ,witnessed by a large crowd, while millions watched via the Live telecast at PTV Sports .
Spectators watched an enthralling final between Islamabad Jinns and Army. Islamabad was coming to this game remaining unbeaten throughout the tournament while for Army , it was a must-win to retain their last year’s title. But Islamabad’s defence didn’t allow Army players to score freely and both of team had scored 6 goals each when the official time was over.
From Islamabad, Bilal Khan scored two penalty tries while for Army , Fayyaz Dogar and Ramzan scored one penalty try each. Overall ,Islamabad played 8 matches in league , won 7 and drew one last game , so they were declared winners with 22 points. Army played total 8 matches , on 6 , lost one game against Islamabad and drew the final game with the same so they got 19 points , thus positioned No.2 in the tournament.
LRFC lost a match against Lahore Hawks on Sunday , played prior to the final, and were positioned No. 3 in points table , as they won 3 games and lost 4. Lahore Hawks won 2 games , and took 4th position while DHA got to No. 5 position . DHA team has been relegated for next year down to Div 2 while Div two winners Lodhran Spartans qualified for Div 1 for the next year’s League.