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Rugby 7s Challenger Series: Uganda Eye Top Eight

Uganda set to compete at the World Rugby Challenger series. Courtesy.


Saturday, February 15
*Uganda Vs Italy – 5:03PM
*Uganda Vs Paraguay – 8:09PM
*Germany Vs Uganda – 11:47PM

  • Pool A: Japan, Tonga, Portugal Uruguay
  • Pool B: Hong Kong, Jamaica, Papua New Guinea, Colombia
  • Pool C: Germany, Uganda, Italy, Paraguay
  • Pool D: Chile , Zimbabwe, Brazil, Mexico

Uganda senior men Rugby Sevens team have their work cut out at the inaugural World Rugby Sevens Challenger series gets underway on Saturday.

The two legs of the series are going to be played in Chile (Feb 15-16) and Uruguay (Feb 22-23).

Uganda, just like the other 15 teams, are looking to finish among the top eight after the two rounds for a place in the final playoff round.

The final playoff tournament will be hosted alongside the World Rugby Sevens Series event in Hong Kong.

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Coached by Tolbert Onyango, Uganda will face the other three group C opponents – Italy, Paraguay and Germany – at the Estadio Sausalito in Vina del Mar.

“There is good talent in the squad,” said team captain Michael Wokorach during the team’s flag-off at Kyadondo. “Some boys have had enough exposure from various engagements and am confident that we will be able to show the world what good talent we have.”

Uganda will hugely bank on France based star Phillip Wokorach, brother to Michael, who is also the assistant captain.

Uganda reached this stage after finishing as third in the Africa Men’s cup in Johannesburg last year. Zimbabwe who came second, is the other African representative.

The Uganda Rugby Sevens team has played at the World Cup and are two time African champions.

Uganda’s Squad Pius Ogena, Desire Ayera, Ian Munyani, Levis Ocen, Solomon Okia, Isaac Massa, Adrian Kasiito, Aaron Ofoywroth, William Nkore, Norbert Okeny, Phillip Wokorach and Michael Okorach.

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