Uganda vs Kenya during the 2022 Rugby Africa Men's 7s in Kampala. Credit: John Philip Mugabi

Uganda Women’s 7s national team will be the first to take to the field during the 2023 Safari Sevens tournament. This will be at 8.30 a.m. against Tropic 7s in the women’s round-robin competition.

The women will face each of Tropic 7s, Kenya Lionesses 1, Tuks 7s, and Kenya Lionesses 2 (Cubs) before the top two seeds progress to the knockouts.

Kickoff TimeUganda Women’s Fixture
18.30 a.m.vs Tropic 7s
211.04 a.m.vs Kenya Lionesses 1
33.46 p.m.vs Tuks 7s
411.50 a.m.vs Kenya Lionesses 2

The men’s competition, on the other hand, will have a pool phase before the knockouts. The ten teams have been drawn into two pools as shown below:

  • Pool A: Kenya Shujaa, Red Wailers, Uganda, SA All-Stars, Tropic 7s.
  • Pool B: Germany, Kenya Morans, Samurai, KCB Rugby Club, WP Select.

Uganda Men’s 7s national team will begin their campaign against South Africa All-Stars.

Kickoff TimeUganda Men’s Fixture
19.36 a.m.vs South Africa All-Stars
212.28 p.m.vs Red Wailers
31.58 p.m.vs Kenya Shujaa
410 a.m.vs Tropic 7s

For both teams, the highlight of the tournament is the renewal of rivalries against the hosts and neighbours to the East. Kenya have won the last meetings between the two countries and finished higher in both Africa 7s tournaments this year.

The 2023 Safari 7s tournament will be played at RFUEA Grounds along Ngong Road in Nairobi, Kenya from November 17-19, 2023.

Ernest Akorebirungi joined Kawowo Sports in July 2019 after one year as a student volunteer at the Makerere University Games Union. In his role as rugby correspondent, he offers unique insight and analysis...

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