Uganda rugby export! Focus on Tim Agaba.

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By Ali Mutanje 

alimutanje4@gmail.com 

Timothy Ernest Victor Kwizera Agaba is a Ugandan-born South African rugby union player for the Bulls in Super Rugby, the Blue Bulls in the Currie Cup and the Blue Bulls XV in the Rugby Challenge. His regular position is flanker or number eight. 

He has featured for the Blitzbok and the Blue Bulls in Super Rugby. 

His rugby exploits began at Stirling High School, East London in the Eastern Cape Province from where he joined the Sharks academy and failed to graduate. 

He later joined the sevens academy which is part of the Blitzbok system. While playing for the South Africa Varsity side, efforts were made by the Uganda Rugby Union through coach John Duncan to convince him to play for Uganda. He had made up his mind to play for South Africa and he turned the opportunity down. The different levels at which the game runs in both countries influenced his choice. 

Agaba joined the South Africa squad in 2016 and got his shot to play at the Olympics playing alongside Brian Habana,Cecil Afrika and Philip Synman shaped his career to play at the highest level. South Africa finished third after losing to Great Britain. 

He has featured for Eatern Province Kings from 2013-2014, Blue Bulls 2017-2021, Bulls 2018-2020, Blue Bulls XV 2018-2019, and currently plays for Carcassone. 

He is also featuring for the South African rugby sevens. 

Agaba won a bronze medal in 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics playing for the South Africa Sevens team. 

Even if he is not with us, he is one of us. We wish him the best in his career and his life.

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