ISLAMABAD - The British High Commission (BHC) hosted friendly rugby matches between the Pakistan Rugby Union (PRU) and an international team comprising British, Canadian, American and Australian players on Sunday. The event marked the start of England's preparations to host the Rugby World Cup in 2015. British High Commissioner to Pakistan Philip Barton hosted the event, along with the Canadian High Commissioner Greg Giokas. After an intense round of separate matches for men and women teams, Philip and PRU president Fawzi Khawaja presented the men's Pakistan rugby team and women's international team with trophies. Philip said: "We are delighted to host these friendly matches between the PRU and our team of international players. I hope this event will strengthen the sporting links between our countries.”–Staff Reporter