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Two-try debutant Herschel Jantjies stars for Springboks

Johannesburg, South Africa | AFP | Debutant scrum-half Herschel Jantjies scored two tries as South Africa beat Australia 35-17 Saturday in the opening match of the Rugby Championship season in Johannesburg. The Western Stormers half-back claimed the first and fourth Springbok tries before being warmly applauded when substituted 14 minutes from …

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Dung and Dragons: Myanmar kids dodge cows to play rugby

Yangon, Myanmar | AFP |  Sidestepping cowpats and garbage, Myanmar’s only home-grown junior rugby side train on the outskirts of Yangon, preparing to take on children from the city’s well-heeled international schools. When the Little Dragons aren’t running barefoot on the litter-strewn dirt, the makeshift field on the outskirts of Yangon is sometimes …

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Rugby cranes to camp in Cape Town ahead of world cup 7s

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda Rugby Cranes will camp in Cape Town, South Africa ahead of the 2018 Rugby World Cup 7s. Ramzy Olinga, the Chief Executive Officer of the Uganda Rugby Union (URU) told URN on Wednesday that the team will have 10 days of training at the …

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Kenyan rugby sevens duo face gang rape charges

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Two Kenyan rugby sevens players, Frank Wanyama and Alex Olaba, appeared in a Nairobi court on Monday charged with the February gang rape of a female singer. Wanyama, 23, who captained Kenya’s second sevens team to win the Victoria Sevens tournament in Zimbabwe in March, and …

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Uganda rugby 7s team to Hong Kong, Gold Coast named

  Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | After intense training, Uganda Rugby Sevens head coach Tolbert Onyango has named a 12-man squad to feature in the upcoming Hong Sevens slated for the weekend of April 6th-8th. The Uganda team capped its build-up for the Hong Kong 7s and the Commonwealth …

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Politics casts doubt on Kenya’s ‘Safari Sevens’

Nairobi, Kenya | AFP | Kenya’s annual ‘Safari Sevens’ rugby tournament is the latest sporting event to be postponed over political uncertainty ahead of a re-run presidential vote. The tournament, which attracts foreign, national and local sides, was due to start next month at the Rugby Football Union of East Africa …

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Germany drinks to Oktoberfest rugby boost, Uganda finishes 10th

Magnificent 7s – Germany drinks to Oktoberfest rugby boost Munich, Germany | AFP |  Australia hammered Olympic champions Fiji 40-7 to win the inaugural ‘Oktoberfest 7s’ in Munich on Saturday as Germany finished fifth in hosting the country’s first major international rugby tournament. A young Australian side brushed past the …

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