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Rugby stars cleared for Club ties

By Vision Reporter

Added 18th July 2007 03:00 AM

RUGBY Cranes players have been permitted to rejoin their clubs for Saturday’s Guinness Cup semi-finals.

By Douglas Mazune

Guinness rugby Cup
Saturday; semi-finals
Kobs v Impis
Heathens v Pirates


RUGBY Cranes players have been permitted to rejoin their clubs for Saturday’s Guinness Cup semi-finals.

Cranes technical team was wary of players getting injured barely two weeks before the CAR Africa Cup semi-final against Kenya.

The rugby union technical committee ruled that the players play for their clubs since there are indications that Confederation of African Rugby (CAR) is likely to postpone the semi-finals and final scheduled for August 6-12.

Cup semi-finalists uganda telecom Kobs, G4S Pirates, Hima Impis and MTN Heathens had complained about the move to rest national team players. They had instead requested the committee to postpone the semi-finals.

Uganda Rugby Union secretary Paul Nyangabyaki said that they have agreed with the Cranes’ technical team on the new position.

Pirates, with five players in the Cranes, had appealed that they would not raise a team if national players were rested.

Cup holders Kobs, with 15 players in the national squad, would be worst hit if their players were excluded from the semi-finals.

Rugby stars cleared for Club ties

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