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Nakuru to represent Kenya in East Africa rugby tournament

Nakuru RFC under 18 side will represent Kenya in the International Youth Rugby Tournament set for Kigali Rwanda this weekend.
In the under 15 category, will have the Newlife African International.  The tournament organized by NGOs “Connect to Africa” and “Friends of Rwandan Rugby” will bring together teams from Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi and Kenya for a 7s. The NGO’s have coordinated efforts to host a third annual tournament of youth rugby designed to foster international competition.
It is expected that both the 15-year-old and 18-year-old age groups will involve fierce competitions. The games will be held at the Red Cross Field in Kigali commencing Saturday 25th Aug at 10 am and run for two days.
Secretary-General of the Federation of Rwandan Rugby, Kamanda Tharcisse has stated “This is a very exciting time for Rwandan rugby. We have been growing the rate of participation in our schools for more than a decade. It will be wonderful to again gauge our progress against other teams from the region. It will be great to see our players make friendship with rugby players from other countries and recognize that there is major participation happening on other parts of the continent”.
Rugby in Rwanda has seen a steady increase in participation at the schools level for some time and it was noted by the Chief Administrator, John Livingstone Muhire that this tournament will be very special because of the high level of involvement by female players. He stated “World Rugby has set out very clear targets for the increase in female participation. It is hoped that this tournament will show females in Rwanda of the standards in other parts of Africa and encourage more females to get involved. All of the clubs in Rwanda understand that females can play rugby and that with continued support there can be an increase in the numbers of female players and frequency of female games”.

Team participating in East African Junior 7s. Photo Courtesy


Uganda
Under 15 Boys
Under 15 Girls
Under 18 Boys
Under 18 Girls
Tanzania
Under 15 Boys
Under 18 Girls
Under 18 Boys
Malawi
Under 18 Boys
Kenya
Under 15 Boys
Under 18 Girls
Rwanda
Under 15 Boys
Under 15 Girls
Under 18 Boys
Under 18 Girl

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