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Rugby: Egypt lose Arab 7’s final to defending champions Morocco

Rugby: Egypt lose Arab 7’s final to defending champions Morocco

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The Egyptian national Rugby team have lost the 2017 Arab Rugby 7’s title to Morocco after losing the final 17-0 on Saturday.

The third edition of the tournament was held at the Petra University Stadium in Jordan, on the 6th and 7th of October, with the participation of eight teams.

The Pharaohs were drawn in group B alongside Lebanon, Morocco and Palestine. They managed to qualify for the semi-finals after beating Lebanon and Palestine 24-7 and 40-0 respectively. They then faced Morocco in the final group game, which they lost 22-0.

Egypt faced hosts Jordan in the semi-finals and they showed great determination from the start, finishing the first-half 17-0, before continuing their fine form in the second-half by winning the game 31-0.

In the final game, Egypt faced defending champions Morocco, who defeated the Pharaohs to win the second edition of Arab Rugby 7’s, which was hosted at El-Gouna stadium in March 2016.

Morocco qualified for the final to face Egypt after beating UAE 32-0 in the semis. The Atlas Lions edged the first-half of the final as they end it 7-0, the Egyptians tried to comeback in the second-half, but unfortunately Morocco were the dominant team and retained the trophy as they managed to seal the game 17-0.

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