Adrian Kasito believes that Uganda can go all along and put up a good performance World Rugby Sevens Repechage event.
Uganda Rugby Cranes Sevens team is already in Monaco ahead of the World Rugby Sevens Repechage event slated for 19th- 20th June 2021 at the Stade Louis II.
The Monaco Repechage tournament also dubbed Olympic Repechage 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 Olympics.
Uganda 7s star Adrian Kasito who has had many stints with the side is ready to get going hoping that the team can come atop in Monaco and make it to Tokyo.
“I feel excited and also under a little bit of pressure because we’ll be representing the entire Uganda for a shot at the Olympics keeping in mind that we can only qualify by winning the event,” Kasito told Uganda Rugby Union website recently.
“As a team, this tournament means a lot because its the only way we are going to make our way to the Olympics. I will therefore take every step of the tournament very seriously,” Kasito added.
Kasito and Uganda in pool B
Uganda is seeded in men’s Pool B with France, Hong Kong, Chile and Jamaica.
12 women’s and 10 men’s teams will compete in a round robin at a competition 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.
World Rugby Sevens Repechage – Uganda Schedule:
Friday, 18 June:
Uganda v Jamaica (6:22pm local time, 7:22pm Uganda time).
Saturday, 19 June:
HongKong v Uganda (10:06am, 11:06 am Uganda time)
France v Uganda (6:23pm,7:23pm Uganda time)
Sunday, 20 June:
Chile v Uganda (1:39pm,2:39pm Uganda time)