Rugby Cranes In Cape Town For 7s Event

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The Uganda Rugby Cranes will have the chance to face-off with top sides Wales and Samoa at the 2016 Cape Town 7s event slated for December 10-11 in South Africa.

The Uganda Rugby Cranes will have the chance to face-off with top sides Wales and Samoa at the 2016 Cape Town 7s event slated for December 10-11 in South Africa.


After winning only one game against Japan at the Dubai 7 last weekend, coach Tolbert Onyango's team will have another chance to prove a point in a top level event.

Ramzy Olinga, the Chief Executive Officer of the Uganda Rugby Union (URU) confirmed that the team grouped alongside Samoa, Wales and Scotland in Pool C for the Cape Town 7s arrived in South Africa on Sunday.


Olinga explained that although the Rugby Cranes only managed a win over Japan in Dubai last weekend playing six games against top sides was good for exposure. Samoa beat Uganda at the Dubai 7s last weekend 27-19. Uganda also lost to Canada, Scotland, USA, and eventual winners South Africa.  


The Uganda Rugby Cranes was invited for the World Rugby Sevens Series leg in Dubai and Cape Town 7s after they defeated Kenya, Zimbabwe and Namibia to lift the Rugby Africa Sevens title in October. The team will also take part in the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series Qualifier in Hong Kong in March, 2017.