Credit: David Isabirye
Mongers pacers rugby select team will be a guest team at the Unik 7’s rugby championship in Kisubi (Photo: David Isabirye) Credit: David Isabirye
  • Event: Unik 7s Rugby Circuit
  • Date: Saturday, 13th April
  • Venue: At Kisubi University play grounds (8 AM till Late)
  • Theme:Revival of campus rugby through fun and friendship’

Preparations for a successful second University of Kisubi 7s rugby championship are in high gear.

Thirteen institutions were invited for the day long gala that will take place this Saturday, 13th April 2019 at the Kisubi university play grounds.

According to Charles Senteza, the chairperson of Kisubi Pacers Rugby club, there is a special cause attached to this year’s championship just like the previous edition.

The theme of the tournament is ‘Revival of campus rugby through fun and friendship

The University of Kisubi 7s rugby tournament is back and shall be played this Saturday, 13th April 2019 at the University of Kisubi play grounds. Last year, we had a tree planting drive and this time round, we shall be having free blood testing for blood grouping, HIV, Malaria and other ailments. A big pool of teams has been invited to challenge last year’s winners Uganda Martyrs University, Nkozi.

Charles Senteza, the chairperson of Kisubi Pacers Rugby club

Hosts University of Kisubi (Pacers), Mongers pacers select, Uganda Martyrs University Nkozi, Kampala International University (KIU) – Kansanga main campus, Busitema University, Ndejje University, Makerere University, Kampala International University – Ishaka, Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST), Kyambogo University, Uganda Christian University (UCU), Makerere University Business School (MUBS) and Gulu University will all take part in this year’s championship.

The participation fee is Shs 100,000 per team registered, with a team comprising of 15 persons (12 players and 3 officials – coach, team manager and medic).

Besides the main trophy and medals for the top performers, all teams shall be entitled to lunch, water during game time and at least a medal position wise.

The tournament shall be played on 7 aside basis, with the competition rules inclined along the International Rugby Board (IRB) Seven a Side Laws.

Given the priority for health, a full equipped medical team will be operational throughout the day with a first aid vehicle present just in case of any unforeseen uncertainties.

Robert Senteza, Chairperson, Kisubi Pacers Rugby club

The aim of the Unik Campus Rugby 7s tournament is to promote rugby as a sport at universities, as well as creating yet another plat form to develop a competitive game as part of big rugby tradition.

The inaugural edition was championed by Uganda Martyr’s University, Nkozi who beat Makerere University.

Nkumba University won the plate event.

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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