By Paul Ochie
Two days of the weekend, and two days of women’s rugby.
So does that mean that women can go for longer?
And that is what it may seem like this weekend in the game of rugby. The women of rugby in Uganda will for the second day feature in the Rugby 10-a-side competition that kicked of in Mbale City yesterday. This time round, the games will be played in Entebbe at at the Entebbe Works grounds.
The tournament will see the strong ladies of rugby in the central region of the country tussle it out to see who is the best among a line out of very good teams.
Two tiers are on the poster with Tier 1 coming in with the seasoned Thunderbirds, champions of the 2020 15-a-side URU Women’s League. They will be joined by the Black Pearls and the Avengers.
Tier 2 puts together the Lady Swans, the Blue Whales, the Ewes, and the Black Diamonds.
The games kick off at 11:00 am and by the end of the last game that starts at 4:00 pm, we shall know which of all these teams will have topped their respective tiers.
There are other teams in play in this competition however. The Eastern region games played on the first day of the competition saw Mbale Eagles best the likes of Nyondo, Bugema, and Bumangeni to emerge leaders in the region after a weekend of games at the Mbale Rugby Grounds. The Northern region of the country will also not be left out with the Northern region games scheduled to start next weekend on 24th April in Gulu.
Logistics delayed this rugby women’s competition that was initially planned to start on 20th March. The intention of URU is to have each one of the teams host it’s group or tier per weekend so that at the end of the month each tier or group can have the leading team represent in a national one day knockout final competition to determine a national champion of women’s rugby in Uganda for the year 2021.
Go Girls !!! Keep Going Girls!!! You can do it and you can definitely go for longer!!!