Thanks to an invitation from a colleague, we were on the last weekend in October at a rugby tournament, known as the Riyadh Rugby 7s . Here, there were three teams from Riyadh, the Falcons, the Scorpions and the Barbarians (note the typical rugby martial name), and one team from Ta'if, Jeddah and Al Khobar each other.
Has taken place the whole in Salwa Garden Village compound. And in this we could learn how security can be practiced. It is in this compound with many employees of British Aerospace (BAe), but probably necessary.
At the entrance there was a sort of vehicle stage where we had to park the car for us to go in a small house next to it through a metal detector. Susan has even led to a separate area where they had to briefly take off their abaya. A look in her bag but was not thrown
Parallel was our car was searched and we could finally enter. Not directly, but to compound the visitors' car park. It followed the transition to the inlet to be sent back only to return because we have not had a visitor access card. Well, one must know. In the visitor center access (Visitor Access Center) then came the nasty surprise: we were not on the list. That cleared up quite quickly though, but it was annoying.
We got our ID cards printed. With name, photo, name of our host and period of stay. Accordingly, we now have a record in the Salwa compound, so the next time go faster.
Since we were, after we had been driven by a driver for the Rugby field. The same, very green and the adult dimensions of a standard football field. When we were just running a game. I must admit that I have not notice the course of the game too much. First, my rugby rules are not really known, for others it was often quite quickly
That was the teams, the tournament took it very seriously to moor at the meantime of fight. Somehow one thing led to another and two teams went at each other. Much has happened, but it was definitely not fun Kabbellei. Unfortunately I did not have any pictures
But besides that, there were some nice moves, such as objections and the lifting of the players to get to the egg. Or the turtle. The guys on the pitch knew how to play rugby at any rate, that I could find so far
In the meantime, we are in the compound's supermarket and were able to get an idea of the size of the Salwa Garden Village, with its 700 houses. For comparison, our Najd Compound has 150 houses and is one of the smaller (but comfortable ) Compounds in Riyadh. Beautiful course, was that the supermarket is just a flower shop was connected. Without going to drive a greater distance, here in Saudi to bring your flowers are not so easy, so here in the last few months, no flower photo messages were more.
At 700 stores such a supply situation but of course worth more than 150th Interestingly I also found that the workers of the compound with all three-wheeled bicycle were traveling and radios used for communication. When the dimensions of the compound probably have to.
When finally won the Rugby team of Ta'if, how in the article to Riyadh Rugby 7 at Arabnews can read. The team of my colleagues were at least third after they had won the last two years more
Incidentally, I also could see that the sun here in late October still has the power to allow a period of 10 minutes without sunscreen a decent sunburn on the face of magic
The complete selection of the images are there as always in the Riyadh Rugby 7 Gallery
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