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Rugby Cranes 7s start preparing for Repechage tournament

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Rugby Cranes Sevens Coach Tolbert Onyango has summoned 16 players for training ahead of the World Rugby Sevens Repechage tournament slated for 19th- 20th June in Monaco at the Stade Louis II.

According to Uganda Rugby, the team will be training on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays at Legends Grounds in Kampala from 7: 00 a.m to 8: 00 a.m

Uganda will play in the men’s Group B of the tournament. The countries seeded together with Uganda are; France, Hong Kong, Chile and Jamaica.

The repechage tournament is a one-off event to determine the final two women’s and one men’s teams to qualify for the Rugby Sevens competition at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, which were delayed until 2021 due to Covid-19 disruptions.

Twelve women’s and 10 men’s teams will compete in a round robin at a competition in Monaco on 19-20 June, 2021, with two women’s teams and one men’s team booking their place for Tokyo.

The Olympic men’s Rugby Sevens competition will take place from 26-28 July, with the women’s tournament following on 29-31 July. All the action will take place at Tokyo Stadium, which was a venue for Rugby World Cup 2019.

Squad in training

Solomon Okia, Philip Wokorach, Aaron Ofoyrwoth, Desire Ayera, Isaac Massangansaira, Ian Munyani, Micheal Okorach, Levis Ocen,Joseph Aredo, Adrian Kasito, Byron Oketayot, Kelvin Balagade, Nobert Okeny, Timothy Kisiga, James Odongo.

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