Over time this may be a very good thing for RL in the UAE. The RLIF will have flexed its muscles and the UAE Sports Commission will know there is a world body for the game which will make it easier for them to recognise the game. The UAE RU will also know that the UAE RL has a big brother in the playground and may think a little before going ahead with any more dodgy tactics.
I'm afraid that this has killed RL in UAE. If it stays part of UAERF then there (rightly) is no RLIF recognition. If the RLIF convinces the GAYSW to allow a separate UAE RL, then I can't see any RU club being allowed to run an RL team.
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