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JINJA: Coaches, fans upbeat about the growth of rugby

Jinja, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Rugby coaches and fans in Jinja city are upbeat about the growth of the sport following the competitiveness of different rugby clubs there. Ronald Rubambura, the coach of Walukuba Barbarians told journalists shortly after their 43-11 loss to Jinja Hippos rugby club on Saturday that …

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LIVE: England destroy New Zealand in semis

✳ England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 19 New Zealand 🇳🇿 7 Yokohama, Japan | AFP | Fly-half George Ford led the way as England ended New Zealand’s eight-year reign as champions with a superb 19-7 World Cup semi-final win in Yokohama on Saturday. Ford, restored at 10 by coach Eddie Jones, had to …

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Uganda rugby clubs say goodbye to ‘Papa’ Mileke

Tororo, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | A delegation representing all the Ugandan rugby clubs led thousands who participated in ceremonies as Patrick “Papa” Mileke Aredo was laid to rest at Mikiya, West Budama on Wednesday. Mileke,58, was not only father to three players – Erasmus Aredo, Gabriel Aredo and Joseph …

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Hopes and fears as Rugby World Cup warm-ups begin

London, United Kingdom | AFP | Excitement will be mixed with concern when four of Europe’s leading rugby nations begin their World Cup warm-up programme this weekend. Ireland play Italy in Dublin on Saturday, with England facing Wales at Twickenham a day later. While some players can be reasonably certain of …

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