Kenya to test Rugby Cranes ahead of Africa 7s

Adrian Kasito (R) of Uganda is tackled during the final match between Uganda and Zimbabwe at the 2022 Rugby Africa Sevens at the Kyadondo Rugby Club

RUGBY 7s Kenya to test Rugby Cranes ahead of Africa 7s

Fred Mwambu 13:32 - 23.08.2023

Uganda Rugby Cranes are the defending champions of the Africa Men's Sevens after winning the title last year at Kyadondo.

The Ugandan National Men’s Rugby sevens team will play Kenya in a trial match at are yet to be confirmed date in preparation for the Africa 7’s title defence and 2024 Olympic qualifiers. 

Uganda is placed in Pool C besides hosts Zimbabwe, Algeria and Burkina Faso in the 12-team tournament that takes place from September 16th-17th in Harare, Zimbabwe.

The team of 20 players is already in Nakuru, Kenya for a one-week solidarity performance camp.

“While in Nakuru, they will play trial matches against Kenya Sevens as part of preparations for the defense of the Rugby Africa 7s title,” Uganda Rugby Union confirmed in a statement on Wednesday.

The 2023 Rugby Africa 7s will double as Africa's qualification tournament for the 2024 Paris Olympics.

Team in Camp - Karim Arinaitwe, Davis Shimwa, Timothy Mugisha Arocko, Denis Etwau, Aaron Tukei, Roy Bartholomew Kizito, Pius Ogena, Alex Aturinda, Philip Wokorach, Hosana Opileni, Isaac Massangazira, Allan Olango Olweny, Byron Oketayot, Nobert Sexton Okeny, Adrian Kasito, Mubarak Wandera, Mark Isaac Osuna, Aziz Bagalana, Faragi Odugo and Aaron Ofoyrwoth.

Management - Tolbert Onyango Omolo, Allan Otim, Samuel Asiimwe Rwakijuma and Michael Wandera