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Kratos Player Profile : Keith James Seruyange

Kratos Player Profile : Keith James Seruyange

NAME: Keith James Seruyange HEIGHT: 5’11 WEIGHT: 85 kg CURRENT CLUB: KOBS FORMER CLUB: Impis LEADERSHIP ROLES: Vice Captain – Impis (2012-2014), Captain – MUK (2012 – 2014), Captain 7s – KOBS (2016), Vice Captain – Budo (2010) NATIONAL ENGAGEMENTS: Under 19 (2010), Uganda 7’s (2012 – 2015) Rugby Journey Keith started playing rugby at […]

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Rugby Sevens secure 2021 dates for Tokyo Olympics

Rugby Sevens secure 2021 dates for Tokyo Olympics

Rugby Sevens will happen over six days in July 2021 after the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games organizing committee and the International Olympic Committee announced the revised competition schedule for the Games which had been postponed by a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games now set to happen in 2021 will […]

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OPINION: Rugby’s Most Valuable Players (MVP)

OPINION: Rugby’s Most Valuable Players (MVP)

Dear diary, it is 119 days without rugby. Shall the season ever return? That is an answer even the powers that be seem not to have. The Corona Virus pandemic prompted the government an Uganda Rugby Union to postpone all activities. Be that as it may, the rugby players and the atmosphere are the reason […]

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Mudoola Sports; transforming lives one day at a time

Mudoola Sports; transforming lives one day at a time

Mudoola Sports is something you have most likely come across while scrolling on your timeline or viewed on your status witnessing a plethora of morning and evening post work out selfies. COVID-19 didn’t only come with negatives, it was just the push that Timothy Muwumba Mudoola needed to take the next move. Bringing to life […]

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Kratos Player Profile : Humphrey Orach’s quest for Rugby supremacy

Kratos Player Profile : Humphrey Orach’s quest for Rugby supremacy

Name: Orach Humphrey Height: 5’9 ft Weight: 70 kg Current club: 9 Barrels Warriors RFC Former club: Rimula Rhinos RFC Leadership roles: Captain of the Lira Bulls in 2013, Captain of Uganda Christian University Rugby – 2017, Captain of Rhinos at the National 7’s in 2018, Captain of the 9 Barrels Warriors in 2020. National […]

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Paul Feeney and Kenya Rugby Union Part Ways

Kenya Rugby Union

Paul Feeney and Kenya Rugby Union Part Ways

Kenya Rugby Union Technical Director, Paul Feeney will depart from his roles today, a statement from KRU reads. Paul Feeney has left his role as Kenya Rugby Union Technical Director by mutual consent. Paul was working mainly with the men’s sevens squad, Shujaa as well as the other national squads He was unveiled as part […]

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Kratos Player Profile : The ever green Charlotte Mudoola

Kratos Player Profile : The ever green Charlotte Mudoola

Name : Charlotte Thereza Mudoola Weight : 57 kgs Height : 163 cm Current club : Black Pearls RFC Former club : Black Panthers RFC Leadership engagements : Lady Cranes 7’s captain from 2017 to date National engagements : Featured at the Sevens World Cup 2009, Rugby Afrique 7’s, Reunion 7’s, Safari 7’s, Elgon Cup, […]

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New Zealand Rugby fans to be allowed in Super Rugby Aotearoa

New Zealand Rugby fans to be allowed in Super Rugby Aotearoa

In a world’s first, New Zealand Rugby fans will be allowed to gather for Super Rugby Aoteaoa games which start this weekend. New Zealand Rugby (NZR) said on Monday that rugby fans will be allowed into stadiums to watch the opening weekend of its domestic rugby union competition after the country lifted virtually all coronavirus […]

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Dan Carter makes Super Rugby return with the Blues

Dan Carter makes Super Rugby return with the Blues

All Blacks Legend Dan Carter will make his Super Rugby return with Auckland based Blues. Dan Carter trained with Super Rugby side Blues for the first time on Thursday (New Zealand Time). He was recruited as an injury replacement for rising star Stephen Perofeta, who fractured his foot earlier this year. The 2 time World […]

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Rugby Afrique To Provide Financial Aid To Member Unions

Rugby Afrique To Provide Financial Aid To Member Unions

Africa’s Rugby governing body, Rugby Afrique, has earlier today announced financial aid to its member unions. Given the current health crisis that has swept the world all over, Rugby Afrique Executive Committee has approved the immediate release of €170,000 ( approx. UGX 716 Million) from a solidarity fund. The funds are to support the unions […]

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Kratos Player Profile : Henry Nsekuye’s journey thus far

Kratos Player Profile : Henry Nsekuye’s journey thus far

Name : Henry Nsekuye Weight : 75 kg Height : 5’8 ft Club : Impis RFC Leadership roles• Junior Sports Prefect, Ntare School• Senior Sports Prefect, Ntare School• Rugby Captain, Ntare School• Chairman, Makerere University Games Union• Minister for Sports, Makerere University • Student Representative, Federation of Africa University Sports• Ambassador, International University Sports Federation National engagements : National Team Call Up – 2015 Early life (Background) Henry was born and raised […]

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COVID19: World Rugby approves trials for laws to reduce the risk of infection

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COVID19: World Rugby approves trials for laws to reduce the risk of infection

The World Rugby Executive Committee has approved 10 optional law trials that are designed to provide national member unions with COVID-19 transmission risk reduction options if required. Temporary law trials relating to the scrum, tackle, ruck, and maul were approved along with a package of best-practice match hygiene measures. Each measure aims to reduce individual […]

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World Rugby dismisses mini World Cup Proposal

Rugby World Cup

World Rugby dismisses mini World Cup Proposal

World Rugby has turned down a proposal from former RFU CEO Francis Baron for a mini World Cup to be held in 2021 to give the game a financial boost. Francis Baron believed that a ‘Coronavirus Cup of World Rugby’ next summer could significantly ease the economic hardship facing the global game because of the […]

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World Rugby To Consider Scrum Reset Laws To Help Reduce Covid-19 Risk

Corona Virus

World Rugby To Consider Scrum Reset Laws To Help Reduce Covid-19 Risk

According to a new study, doing away with scrum reset and eliminating “upright face-to-face” tackles would significantly reduce the risk of coronavirus transmission. Rugby across the globe could be set for a major reshuffle if the suggestions from the new study are adopted. The body is set to meet in the next 48 hours and […]

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Kenya Rugby mourns speed merchant Allan Makaka

Kenya Rugby mourns speed merchant Allan Makaka

Kenya and the rugby universe at large this morning woke up the sad new of the demise of former Kenya 7s speedster Allan Makaka who died in a motor accident. Allan Makaka worked with Royal Media Services as the Business Manager in charge of Hot 96 and is said to have rammed a trailer on […]

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Black Pearls setting standards for women’s rugby in Uganda

Black Pearls setting standards for women’s rugby in Uganda

Earlier this week, the buzz around the media was that of the new threads acquired by Black Pearls Rugby Club. Not the oldest of teams in the Uganda women’s format of the game but one that can be identified by their exciting brand of rugby. A team that has disrupted the dominion of traditional sides; […]

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Philip Wokorach signs for France Championship Side ASBC

Philip Wokorach signs for France Championship Side ASBC

Uganda international flyer, Philip Wokorach, has moved up the ladder signing for France Championship side Association sportive de Bédarrides et Châteauneuf-du-Pape. Philip was this evening announced as one of at least 7 signings acquired by the club ahead of the 2020-2021 season. He leaves the French side, Bourges XV, after one year, shining for them in […]

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Kratos Player Profile : Impis rising star Tasiku Jerome

Kratos Player Profile : Impis rising star Tasiku Jerome

Name: Tasiku Aviruku Jerome Nickname: T.J Weight: 72 kgs Height: 171 cm Current club: Impis Rugby club National engagements: none Background Jerome Tasiku is part of a very passionate Impis set up that has won the hearts of many this season. He is a Ugandan aged 24 from Moyo district, currently residing in Nakuwadde (Wakiso […]

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World Rugby amend law allowing try scored at base of the post

World Rugby amend law allowing try scored at base of the post

World Rugby has announced it will no longer be possible to score a try by grounding the ball against the base of the post protector. The amendment to Law 8 was approved by the World Rugby Council during its special meeting held via teleconference and follows a recommendation by the international federation’s Rugby Committee and […]

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New Zealand’s Super Rugby Aotearoa to kick off in June

New Zealand’s Super Rugby Aotearoa to kick off in June

Highlander and Chiefs will kick off New Zealand’s revised Super Rugby Aotearoa In June. New Zealand cabinet has announced shift moved to level two restrictions as regards Coronavirus containment. This has allowed Super Rugby teams to return to full training ahead of June kickoff of Super Rugby Aotearoa. The five teams i.e Blues, Chiefs, Highlanders, Hurricanes […]

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COVID19 – Eastern Uganda Rugby feeling the effect

Eastern Uganda Rugby

COVID19 – Eastern Uganda Rugby feeling the effect

Rugby in Eastern Uganda is one of the many events suffering from the suspension of activity due to CoronaVirus. Uganda Rugby Union took the mandate to suspend all rugby in the country following the government’s directive. The world at length is believed to be winding down the scourge. Different states are cutting back on restriction […]

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World Rugby Medical Boss Predicts Competitive Rugby Will Return This Year

Rugby Africa Cup

World Rugby Medical Boss Predicts Competitive Rugby Will Return This Year

 Competitive rugby will return this year despite the coronavirus pandemic, the chief medical officer of World Rugby has predicted. Eanna Falvey said domestic, provincial or club games would likely return first, progressing to Tests, with Australia and New Zealand best-placed to get the ball rolling. The entire world seems to be on standstill with activities […]

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World Rugby publishes COVID-19 return to rugby guidelines

Return-To-Rugby

World Rugby publishes COVID-19 return to rugby guidelines

World Rugby has published guidelines for the safe return to rugby activities in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic via its player welfare website at playerwelfare.worldrugby.org/covid-19.  Guidelines intended to assist unions and competitions in devising own framework that is compliant with respective national social-distancing and travel environment The detailed document outlines a phased approach to returning […]

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Corona pandemic exposes unsustainable Uganda rugby model

Corona pandemic exposes unsustainable Uganda rugby model

It’s been a minute since we shared some letters to the rugby fans in this COVID season but fortunately the column is back stronger than ever. Today’s writer chooses to remain anonymous but the issues raised in here are those we shouldn’t ignore anymore. I won’t keep you waiting any longer- Dive in…… The corona […]

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Sir Bill Beaumont re-elected as World Rugby Chairman

Agustin Pichot

Sir Bill Beaumont re-elected as World Rugby Chairman

Former England captain Sir Bill Beaumont has been re-elected as the chairman of World Rugby for another four years. The 68-year-old defeated his former deputy, ex-Argentina skipper Agustin Pichot, by 28 votes to 23. Sir Bill Beaumont has called on the game to become more united than ever and get working immediately to achieve sustainable […]

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Western Uganda Rugby Is Going Back To Basics, says Kalimba.

Uganda Rugby Union

Western Uganda Rugby Is Going Back To Basics, says Kalimba.

Rugby in Western Uganda is eyeing a revamp and the administrators insist they have to go back to basics. Western Uganda Rugby Union is one of the regional decentralized bodies to help the Uganda Rugby Union realize the goal of at least 100,000 Ugandans actively involved in Rugby. URU split into 4 regional bodies to help run […]

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Random rugby thoughts from the Easter holiday

Random rugby thoughts from the Easter holiday

In our second segment of letters to rugby lovers, the platform is still firmly gripped by Emmanuel Okot. A man that has played most of his rugby with Uganda Christian University. Something very intriguing is in preparation for next week but yet again, we indulge you with various random thoughts from what is arguably the […]

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Kratos Player Profile : The in-form William Nkore

Kratos Player Profile : The in-form William Nkore

Name : Nkore WilliamWeight : 78.6KGSHeight : 5’10Club : Stanbic Black PiratesLeadership roles : Occasionally taking up the role of assistant captain at Pirates.National engagements : World challenger sevens series 2020 in South America, Safari 7s at both academy and senior team levels. Early life William was born and raised in a family of 4 […]

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Statement – Uganda Rugby Union hopeful activities resume in May

Kenya Rugby Union

Statement – Uganda Rugby Union hopeful activities resume in May

We might be getting ready for liftoff. Uganda Rugby Union (URU) has issued a statement today urging rugby patrons to prepare for a possible May return. Following a directive from the government to suspend sports, URU issued a statement on 18th May postponing all activities. In the statement, however, there was a call for regular […]

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Hooker And Tighthead prop – Defining the positions

Hooker And Tighthead prop – Defining the positions

We told you that we have grown bored with the basic references you make during the rugby games. Today, we will tell you about the hooker and tighthead prop. We promised to help you identify these chaps any day. You will not need to keep asking your neighbors for a description. It is good to […]

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The fate of Uganda’s rugby league – post lockdown

The fate of Uganda’s rugby league – post lockdown

I think I speak with great authority for the majority when I say that due to this Corona pandemic, the Uganda Rugby Lockdown is a mind-numbing pain. Regardless, we have to find a way to cope – doing the things we love. We introduce a new column where the Uganda rugby faithful share their thoughts […]

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Loosehead Prop – Who is that

Kratos Rugby

Loosehead Prop – Who is that

So you have been to a rugby game. That is nice. Chances are high you have seen bodies on that field and you wonder what they do. A rugby fifteens side has well- 15 players and they can all be different. Like the loosehead prop. Today’s lesson is going to help you determine and define […]

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Uganda Rugby Premiership Team Of The Season – Second Row

Charles Uhuru

Uganda Rugby Premiership Team Of The Season – Second Row

We are still suffering from the Coronavirus pandemics and its adverse effects including the suspension of rugby in Uganda. We hate to imagine the worst but if it did happen, who are the best players? We are running polls, quizzes but the Uganda rugby folk are having a hard time for the second row. And so are […]

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Kratos Player profile : Isaac Rujumba

Kratos Player profile : Isaac Rujumba

Name : Rujumba Isaac Position : Flanker / centre Weight : 95kgs Height : 6″2 Club : Stanbic Black Pirates Leadership roles : In charge of development and schools engagement Rugby journey Isaac Rujumba first played rugby in S.1 at King’s College Budo, before moving to Turkish Light Academy where he introduced the game to […]

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The Uganda rugby community speaks out on the corona pandemic

Corona Virus

The Uganda rugby community speaks out on the corona pandemic

The Uganda Rugby community has felt the impact of the Corona pandemic. Coronavirus has had the entire world at a standstill. Events, leagues, businesses, and rugby tournaments have all ceased for the foreseeable future because of what’s going on. With the measures put in place by the world health organization and the ministry of health; […]

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International Rugby Returns In October With Six Nations, Rugby Championship In November

International Rugby Returns In October With Six Nations, Rugby Championship In November

An exciting program of international rugby matches is set to take place later this year after the World Rugby Council approved a temporary adjustment to Regulation 9 to accommodate the release of international players for revised 2020 windows. The adjustment to the regulation has been approved as a temporary measure to mitigate the unprecedented impact […]

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