Abu Dhabi Saracens winger Mike Pugliese and utility back Stephen Hamilton have been selected to take part in the Mike Ballard ‘Conquistadors’ upcoming tour of Madagascar. The tour is set to take place at the end of June.
The touring party will be in Madagascar for one week whereby the touring side will undertake coaching clinics set to across the country as well as taking on a fancied Madagascar national team in an exhibition game. They will be joined on the tour by World Rugby TV, who will record footage to be broadcast later in the year. The touring side will undertake press duties as well as meet leading figures from the Madagascur government throughout the week.
Madagascar national rugby team are currently ranked 41st in IRB’s world ranking system. It will be a major test for the invitational side, which boasts the cream of the crop of talent across the Arabian Gulf. It is a great honour for both Steve and Mike to represent Abu Dhabi Saracens in this global event. We wish them well on tour.