Friday afternoon saw the first clash between new boys The Rangers from the diamond mining town of Dvokolwako and the Elephants from Luve. The game took place at the Emcozini Sports ground home of the Elephants. The Rangers joined the Swazi Rugby family in August and had their first taste of Rugby playing in the Adult Tag Tournament played earlier in September. Friday was their first outing at fifteens.
The first Club Tag Rugby Tournament will take place on Saturday August 28th at the University of Swaziland Luyengo Campus. Rugby Union Vice President Sibusiso Nkambule made the announcement at the Rugby Union's offices yesterday. "We want to encourage adults to play the game of Rugby and by using Tag Rugby we can introduce players to the game who are not ready for full contact. The interest has been amazing and ten clubs have confirmed their participation in the tournament" said Nkambule.
The Wolves Rugby club from Bhunya held a contact Rugby session for two schools playing in the Attie Lombard Rugby Tournament. Bhunya Primary and Osuthu Methodist Primary hosted the Rugby Union development coaches on Monday. Bhunya Primary held their contact session at the Bhunya Sports Stadium whilst Osuthu held their sesion at the Osuthu High School sports ground.
The Scorpions Rugby Club in the the town of Nhlangano held a contact coachig session for the twp schools in the area who are looking to go to the UK in September and participate in the Caldy's Touraid Rugby tournament. The two schools who took part in the contact coaching day were Sibovu Nazarene and Mabamba Primary.
The Elephants Rugby Club held a contact coaching session for U/12's players from Lutfotja and Ekutsimuleni Primary schools at the Lamawandla High Schools ground. The session is part of the Elephants Rugby Club preparations for the up and coming Rugby tournament to select a school to represent Swaziland in the Caldy Touraid Rugby Tournament to be played in the UK during September.
The Elephants Rugby Club from Luve held a Inter Schools Rugby Day on Saturday at the Emcozini Sports Ground. The tournament featured both boys and girls at U/16's, U/14's and U/12's level. Elephants Rugby Club Chairman, Moscow Dlamini and the Elephants Rugby Club committee were at the tournament to cheer on the participating schools.