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Doha Maroons, Camels impress after first round

Doha: Doha Maroon and Qatar Camels share the leader board with five points each after the first round of the National Club Rugby Championship (15s).

Maroon stormed to victory, beating last year’s champions Blue Phoenix 74-3 while Camels equally impressed with a score of 62-10 against Doha Gold.

“The overall progress during a mixed lead-up to the start of the 2017-2018 season has been positive,” said Qatar Rugby Federation President Yousef Al Kuwari.

The action continues this weekend with all six teams in the league going head-to- head at Doha

Football Rugby Centre (DRFC) in the second round.

“The Doha Maroon and Doha Gold have trained as one team. So the game against Phoenix was the first time we’ve split into two playing squads this season. It was the first real opportunity to work on patterns, set piece, line-outs and scrums,” said Doha Maroon captain Dave Ford.

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