Pakistan Rugby Union names 26-player team for Asian Rugby Championship
LAHORE:-Pakistan Rugby Union (PRU) has announced a 26-man national squad for upcoming Asian Rugby Division-II Championship.
According to Secretary PRU Salman Shaikh, Chairman Selection Committee Rizwan Malik along with selectors Yahya Bhatti, Mohsin khan and Muzamil Wazeri finalized the team for international rugby regional fixture. The two ranking matches between Pakistan and Thailand will be played on the May 29 and June 1, 2022.
Secretary Salman Shaikh said:
“We welcome the Thailand rugby team to Lahore Pakistan and due to the significance of the tournaments we have hired the services of an experienced coach from South Africa Gert Mulder. He (Gert) has 35 years of experience in coaching rugby from school boys, first class club rugby to provincial level.
Head coach Gert Mulder said:
“I am very excited and honored to be appointed as Head Coach of Pakistan National team. I spent a month with Pakistan team and I saw huge talent and I hope that Pakistan team has a good chance to win and will perform well in the upcoming international competetions.”
Names of players:
Hamad Safdar (captain), Ahmed Waseem (captain), Ali Shahid (Line captain), Dawood Gill (Defense captain), Ali Khan, Anjum Sajjad, Mohammad Aqib Siddique, Arfan Ali, Arslan Mir, Israr Ahmed, Dawood Shah, Faisal Aslam, Kashif Khawaja, Khalid Bhatti, Khurram Shahzad, Mohammad Bilal AKbar, Mohammad Waqas, Mohammad Afzal, Mohammad Haroon, Mohammadf Imran, Moiz Shah, Umair Khan, Usama Aslam, Saad Arif, Shoaib Wadood Khan, Wasim Abass.
Names of Officials:
Gert Mulder (head coach), Umer Islam (Back Line coach), Mohammad Babar (Forward coach), Shakeel Malik (Defense coach), Jahangir Nawaz (Strength and conditioning coach) Mohammad Ehtasham (Medical Doctor) Mohammad Zia (Team Physio).