Pakistan rugby team camp is in full swing here for Asia Rugby 7’s Trophy 2022 to be played in Jakarta from August 4 to 7.
The Pakistan Rugby Union (PRU) did the same in the 15 side event and hired a South African coach, Sinovuyo Ganto, who reached Lahore one week ago and have been training the shortlisted boys here. PRU President Arif Saeed said: “The Asia Rugby 7s will be played in Jakarta and this is a good opportunity for our boys to play international level and get some good experience so the PRU will do all the efforts to make a good team and send to take part in the prestigious event. A good 7s coach came all the way from South Africa and we hope the team will perform well in the upcoming 7s event.”
“In 16 participating nations, there are Indonesia, India, Brunei, Jordan, Magnolia, Afghanistan, UAE, Guam, Kazakhstan, Singapore, Iraq, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Thailand, Nepal and Iran. Some good teams are also in this line up so we hope for a good event. Pakistan 15-man squad will leave on August 4 for Indonesia and the event starts on August 6 and ends on 7. The team will return on 8th.
“The squad includes 12 players, coach Sinovuyo Ganto, manager Rizwan Malik and team doctor. The shortlisted 14 players included Anjum Sajjad, M Haroon, M Waqas, Waqar Younis, Irfan Ali, M Afzal, Aqib Siddique, Waseem Abbas, M Amir, Faisal Aslam, Ali Khan, Daud Gill, Ahmed Waseem and Khalid Bhatti,” he said and added: “Sevens rugby is a shorter and faster form of world rugby played all over and also played in Olympics and Asian games.”