Dubai Tigers get claws into Knights Eagles while Exiles maintain winning start to UAE rugby season
The division’s newcomers scored five tries as they beat Dubai Knights Eagles 27-16 at Dubai Sports City
Dubai Tigers continue to establish themselves as a competitive force in top-flight rugby in the region, after picking up their second West Asia Premiership win on Friday.
The division’s newcomers scored five tries as they beat Dubai Knights Eagles 27-16 at Dubai Sports City.
Tigers have quickly proved themselves to be a valuable addition to the Premiership, having accepted promotion this season after two years of success in the second-tier Conference.
After losing to champions Bahrain on the opening day, they pushed Abu Dhabi Harlequins in their second assignment, then sent a message of their arrival when they beat Jebel Ali Dragons next time out.
They consolidated that win with a success at the Knight Eagles that moved them to fourth in the seven-team table.
Cameron Larnder scored two tries for the Tigers, with Liam Caldwell and Nenad Grbic also crossing. Jamie Clarke scored the fourth try that gave them a bonus point, before being substituted in the second half after suffering a broken finger.
The previous evening, Dubai Exiles had continued their impressive start to the campaign, as they beat Jebel Ali Dragons 34-13 at the Centre of Excellence.
It meant that, after four matches so far, the Exiles are the only undefeated side in the competition.
Updated: November 9, 2019 08:08 AM