31 December 2012

Uganda: Uru Postpones Rugby League Kickoff

HEATHENS will have a little more time to prepare before launching their title defence in the Nile Special Rugby League.

The side will begin the 2013 campaign against new comers Summerkamp at Kyadondo rugby Club on January 25.

Uganda Rugby Union (URU) fixed the new date after dropping the original schedule of January 12.

URU resolved to push forward the start date so as to negotiate access to Kampala Rugby Club that was closed to rugby activities recently.

A member of URU's technical committee, said that Kampala clubs including Pirates, Kobs and Rhinos did not register a home ground.

"I do not understand the situation the clubs put the union into. We can't start the league with only four or five teams so we had to buy time," the official said.

The league has eight teams.

Earlier on, Sadolin Mongers Rugby Club had petitioned URU for fixing six of their seven first round games on their home ground in Entebbe.

The club management argued that this would affect their performance in the second round since all games would be away.

In the new fixture, the club's games are well spread.

Kampala rugby club was sold in 2011. Later, four of the club's executive committee members Steven Ojamba, Sam Ahamya, John Musoke and Henry Musoke were suspended at the URU assembly.

January 25

Heathens v S'merkamp

January 26

Kobs v Impis

Mongers v Pirates

Buffaloes v Rhinos

Copyright © 2012 New Vision. All rights reserved. Distributed by AllAfrica Global Media (allAfrica.com). To contact the copyright holder directly for corrections — or for permission to republish or make other authorized use of this material, click here.

AllAfrica publishes around 2,000 reports a day from more than 130 news organizations and over 200 other institutions and individuals, representing a diversity of positions on every topic. We publish news and views ranging from vigorous opponents of governments to government publications and spokespersons. Publishers named above each report are responsible for their own content, which AllAfrica does not have the legal right to edit or correct.

Articles and commentaries that identify allAfrica.com as the publisher are produced or commissioned by AllAfrica. To address comments or complaints, please Contact us.