JA Dragons defeat Dubai Exiles away from home


Last night saw JA Dragons get back on their feet after the epic but heartbreaking AD Quinns game 3 weekends ago. A fixture that has been highlighted as a monster clash from the off didn't disappoint. Huge effort from a pack facing much larger opposition gave the backs and in particular centre Saki Nasau enough ball to show a big crowd what they are capable of. Saki was at the heart of all things good, kicking goals, setting up new hooker Epelli and scoring twice himself to seal the victory. 

Full report can be read here.


Dragons hall of famer Sean Hurley takes on his biggest challenge.

Many know the man that monitors our left hands like a hawk, the question is will he buffalo in the desert of Peru?

Sean Hurley, a 17 year long Dragon is taking on one of the toughest challenges of his life by competing in the Marathon De Sables Peru. Running along side him will be his pal Tom Otton.


It will take place from 26 November to 6 December 2017. Sean says "The biggest challenge will be missing his first Dubai Sevens in 17 years." 

The race is approximately 250 km divided into 6 stages, to be completed at free pace in self-sufficiency conditions in a desert environment and with the support of a quasi-professional organizing team.

Sean has begun his training and has less that 60 days to prepare his body for one of the toughest races on the planet. 

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Jebel Ali Chairman Stuart Quinn - "We are all immensely proud of Sean and his achievements on the rugby pitch for the JA Dragons, this is a different kettle of fish though. Not many of us have seen him run the length of the field recently let alone run a marathon every day for 6 days straight. The biggest rollsie of his life. We are all behind him 100%"

More details to follow in the coming weeks, you can follow his progress through his social media channels.


All the JA Dragons backing you all the way Shurley.






Arabian Gulf hero James Love signs for JA Dragons

Gulf Rugby's prodigal son returns to the Middle East committing to play for the JA Dragons. James was part of the team that defeated Hong Kong in the Asian 5 nations, a night to remember for the Bahrain born full back. Along with numerous HSBC Dubai Sevens caps against some of the worlds best teams.

A professional rugby career beckoned and after stints at Plymouth Albion, London Scottish and a short time in Hong Kong James comes to the JACOE with heaps of experience and lots of rugby left in him.  

Welcome James.