OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE
Cyprus celebrates 10 years of European rugby on the island at the start of this season. The Mouflons have been promoted 4 times in this period and now play in European Conference Division 1 South.
We are delighted to be able to announce that the National XV’s team of Cyprus, the Mouflons, has a new sponsor, Twenty4Seven System Limited, a Paphos based company who install home alarm and security systems for both domestic and commercial premises. Their head office is in Peyia with a new shop opening very soon in Polis. We are very excited about working with Matt Storey, Andy Vick and their whole team during the coming season and thank them for the enormous support they are giving to Cyprus Rugby.
This season also brings us a new Head Coach. Andrew Binikos (Bini) is a former Cyprus player who excelled as fly half for the National Team before hanging up his boots last year. Bini hails from South Africa and played at Natal Sharks before moving to Scotland some years ago. There he played for Currie in the Scottish BT Premiership and now he coaches Musselburgh.
Rugby Europe has changed the league structure with what was ENC Division 2 and has now become Conference Leagues 1 & 2 further sub divided into north and south. Cyprus will play in Conference League 1 South. The opposition will be Malta, Israel, Croatia and Andorra. A further change is that it will be a 1 year league with promotion/relegation at the end of this season. The first home game of the season will be against Israel on Saturday 12 November at Paphiakos Stadium, Paphos, kick off 14.30. Come along and support the Mouflons, the cost for entry is €10 which includes a match programme, children under 16 free.
Interested in playing for Cyprus in the future? All of the local clubs are looking for players of all ages. Beginners welcome, we’ll provide training.
Rugby Europe Championship > Conference 1 South 2016-17
29/10/2016 Malta 0 – 0 Cyprus
12/11/2016 Cyprus 0 – 0 Israel
11/02/2017 Andorra 0 – 0 Cyprus
06/05/2017 Cyprus 0 – 0 Croatia
Ranking “Conference 1 South 2016-17”