Fifty two players turn out for National Trials
The Rugby Union held the first National Trials on Saturday in preparation for the up and coming CAR D Division Rugby Tournament to be held in Arusha Tanzania at the end of June. Fifty two players from the rugby clubs within Swaziland turned out for the trials. Head Development Coach Naomi du Pont welcomed the players to the trials and thanked them for making the time and to being committed to playing for Sizeze the National Team.
"Today we will be going through various skills and drills with all of you. Each player will be individually assessed and by the end of todays session we will select a training squad of +/- thirty players.These thirty players will make up the National Training Squad. For those of you who are not selected, you will be told the reasons why you were not selected and we hope you will return to your clubs and practice hard on your weaknesses and be ready for the next National trials which will be held in July." said du Pont. Rugby Union President Michael Collinson said he was delighted with the turn out and the skills level. "Rugby in Swaziland has come along way over the last four years and this is evident with the number of players here and the skills we have seen today.The commitment from the players is amazing and the team spirit is great. Every player here wants to be a part of Sizeze and pull on the National jersey and wear it with pride." added Collinson