With under a fortnight to go until the Gibraltar Rugby Football Union (GRFU) departs on its tour of the United Arab Emirates, the GRFU is pleased to announce its title tour sponsor, Europe Emirates Group. Europe Emirates Group offers company incorporation services, supported by legal and financial consultancy services, as well as cross border transactional advice to individuals and companies looking to establish a business presence in the UAE or other key overseas markets.
This is the first major tour for the organisation since the tour of Malaysia and Singapore in 2016 with the delegation from Gibraltar departing for Dubai on Saturday 21st April for a week in the Emirate Capital City.
With 43 players expected to take part in the tour, the GRFU has organised 4 separate fixtures to maximise the time spent away from the Rock. Gibraltar Select XV sides will take on the Dubai Exiles (23rd April), DSC Eagles (24th April) and the UAE Premiership Barbarians (26th April). The Gibraltar National XV will then take on the UAE in their 13th International friendly since taking on Belgium Select XV in November 2011.
Following on from home successes versus Hungary and Finland in February and March this year, Vice President of the GRFU and current National Team Manager – Stephen Payas – said: “The team is on excellent form and has worked very hard on the fitness of its players and performances since the Asia tour, having won all 5 of our fixtures since the 13 all draw against Singapore. This promises to be another excellent tour and we’re glad to have such a prestigious sponsor on-board to lend their support.”
Adrian Oton – CEO of Europe Emirates Group – said of the sponsorship: “As a Gibraltarian, I have followed the performances of many of our National sports teams so was excited to hear of the upcoming Gibraltar Rugby tour to Dubai. We are delighted to be brought on as the title sponsor for this tour and look forward to the upcoming fixtures here in Dubai. Best of luck to the tourists and hosts alike.”