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Rugby Cranes calls off Zimbabwe trip

By Johnson Were

Added 20th March 2019 01:49 PM

This is because the team canceled the Zimbabwe trip and opted for a domestic camp

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Timothy prepares to receive the ball during the national sevens team training at Kyadondo Rugby Ground. PHOTO: Johnson Were

This is because the team canceled the Zimbabwe trip and opted for a domestic camp

 
HSBC World Rugby 7s Series qualifiers
 
April 5-7-Hong Kong 7s
 
The Rugby Cranes Sevens team will head to Hong Kong for the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series qualifiers untested.
 
This is because the team canceled the Zimbabwe trip and opted for a domestic camp ahead of the World Rugby Sevens Series qualifier, the Hong Kong sevens early next month.
 
The team was meant to use the Zimbabwe tournament on Saturday and Sunday as trial games ahead of the HongKong 7s due April 5-7.
 
Tolbert Onyango, the team coach confirmed the development saying that they have opted to camp starting next week.
 
“The trip to Zimbabwe has been canceled, but I will be naming the final squad on Monday before we go to camp,” Onyango said but he was silent on why such a decision was taken.
 
However, Uganda Rugby Union Chief Executive officer, Ramsey Olinga when contacted said that it was a decision of the team management.
 
“Team management feared that there would be fatigue, and besides that, they feared players getting injuries,” Olinga explained.
 
On the exact venue for the team camp, Olinga said that the management committee is yet to inform them.
 
Last year, during the Hong Kong Sevens, the team defeated Chile 14-10, Georgia 26-10, but lost to Germany 26-0 in the quarterfinals.

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