GDNonline’s family will be able to watch Bahrain Rugby Football Club (BRFC) live in action against Dubai Knights Eagles in the opening home fixture of the West Asia Premiership … with a special one-touch link to coverage of today’s match.
The reigning champions started the season with a convincing 39-5 victory over Dubai Tigers in the UAE and will be out to shine in front of a bumper ‘Red Wall’ crowd at home in Janabiya.
Loyal fans who have since departed the kingdom will not have to miss a moment, thanks to GDNonline’s unique technical link up to BRFC. “It’s great to reach out to more people thanks to the joys of digital technology,” said content and digital marketing manager Elliot Behan, who also plays No 8 and flanker but will be on the bench after recovering from an ankle injury.
As well as an ever-growing number of Bahrain-based subscribers, GDNonline appeals to many expat returnees who consider the kingdom their ‘second home’ and want to continue keeping up with all the news, views and sport. “We’re sure this unique partnership with the club will allow visitors to join in the Red Wall roar around the world!” said GDNonline editor Stan Szecowka.
And the club’s chairman Mike Cunningham believes the live coverage on the club’s social media channels, via its website and GDNonline, ‘couldn’t come at a better time’ as many followers of the sport are missing World Cup action interrupted by a typhoon lashing Japan. “It’ll offer them a much-need rugby fix!” he added.
Friday’s kick-off is 5pm Bahrain-time. You can watch the match live on our website.