Uganda Rugby Sevens: New Squad Unveiled for Munich HSBC World Challenger Series

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Coach Tolbert announces revamped Uganda Rugby Sevens squad for Munich.
Okeny, Nkore, and Aturinda lead the team.
Eight changes from previous lineup; strategic vision evident.
Seven players released for club action until June 1st.
Squad focused on testing against top-tier opponents.
Tournament outlook: Pool B challenge against formidable teams.

Coach Onyango Tolbert unveils the revamped Uganda Rugby Sevens squad set to compete in the Munich edition of the HSBC World Challenger Series. With a focus on performance and growth, the team sees significant changes from its previous lineup, signaling a fresh approach to upcoming challenges.

Squad Leadership and Composition

Norbert Okeny, William Nkore, and Alex Aturinda assume leadership roles within the squad, providing experience and guidance to their teammates. The squad features a blend of seasoned players and promising newcomers, reflecting Coach Tolbert’s commitment to nurturing talent and building a competitive roster.

Squad Leadership

Norbert Okeny
William Nkore
Alex Aturinda
Changes and Player Releases

The squad undergoes eight changes from its previous iteration, emphasizing Coach Tolbert’s strategic vision and willingness to explore new talent. Notably, seven players have been released to their clubs for immediate game action until June 1st, allowing them to gain valuable experience and maintain match fitness.

Player Releases

Ian Munyani
Pius Ogena
Adrian Kasito
Isaac Massanganzira
Timothy Kisiga
Desire Ayera
Aaron Ofoywroth
Philip Wokorach
Squad’s Preparation and Future Goals

Coach Tolbert expresses confidence in the squad’s readiness to compete at the highest level, emphasizing the importance of testing themselves against top-tier teams vying for HSBC core status. With a strategic focus on the 2025 series, the team aims to secure a spot in the 2026 SVNS roster, laying the groundwork for future success.

Coach’s Perspective
“We have a mix of experience and young talent hungry to prove themselves. This is an opportunity to showcase our capabilities against formidable opponents,” says Coach Tolbert.

Tournament Outlook and Pool Placement

Uganda finds itself in Pool B alongside Hong Kong China, Tonga, and Mexico, setting the stage for intense competition and exciting matchups. As they prepare to face off against tough opponents, the squad remains focused on delivering strong performances and achieving their tournament objectives.

Tournament Pool

Pool B: Hong Kong China, Tonga, Mexico
Uganda Rugby Sevens Squad to Munich

The squad for the Munich tournament comprises a diverse group of players, each bringing unique skills and strengths to the team. With a collective determination to succeed, the squad embodies the spirit of Ugandan rugby and looks forward to representing their country on the global stage.

Uganda Rugby Sevens Squad

Alex Aturinda
William Nkore
Norbert Okeny
Dennis Etwau
Timothy Mugisha
Mark Osuna
Karim Arinaitwe
Mubarak Wandera
Davis Shimwa
Roy Kizito
Aaron Tukei
Allan Olango
As the Uganda Rugby Sevens squad prepares to embark on their Munich campaign, the team remains united in their pursuit of excellence and eager to make their mark on the international stage.

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