Uganda in tough group at Dubai Rugby Sevens

Kampala (Uganda), Nov 15 (IANS) Uganda’s national rugby team will face some of the powerhouses of the game at the 2016 Dubai Rugby Sevens tournament slated to be held from December 1-3.

The east African country was invited for the World Rugby Sevens Series leg in Dubai after they defeated Kenya, Zimbabwe and Namibia to lift the Rugby Africa Sevens title in October this year, reports Xinhua.

The team was drawn alongside South Africa, the United States and Scotland in a tough Pool B.

“We are happy that our team will have a chance to rub shoulders with the big teams in Dubai. This is good for the players and Ugandan rugby,” Uganda coach Tolbert Onyango told Xinhua in an interview on Monday.

Onyango said his team has intensified training ahead of the event in Dubai.

Uganda has been in good form this year after winning a series of titles in neighbouring Kenya.

–IANS

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