The Inyeti 7's (SiSwati for moonlight) Rugby Tournament will kick off again in November at the Mavuso Sports Centre new home of the Swaziland Rugby Union. Rugby Union President Michael Collinson made the announcement at the Rugby Union offices in Malkerns. "The Inyeti 7's took a short break whilst we negotiated with Mavuso Sports Centre, but we proud and happy to announce Inyeti 7's are back on the second Friday of each month".
The Rugby Union announced the date for the first Swaziland Club Rugby 7's Tournament yesterday at the Rugby Union offices. Rugby Union Vice President Sibusiso Nkambule said "This is the first truely Swaziland Club Rugby 7's tournament to be held in the country. We have held other 7's tournaments in the past, but teams from outside of Swaziland were invited to participate.
Following a meeting of the Swaziland Rugby Executive committee on Saturday May 1st, Rugby Union Vice President, Sibusiso Nkambule announced the proposed date for the Swazi National 7's Rugby Tournament. "Having held the very successful Inyeti 7's Rugby Tournaments on a monthly basis where four invited teams participated the Rugby Union executive decided to hold a 7's Rugby Tournament for Clubs from within Swaziland.
The last Inyeti 7's for 2009 took place on Friday night in Malkerns at the home of the Vondo's Rugby Club. A party atmosphere was in the air as everyone had come to be a part of the last Inyeti 7's for 2009 and the 7's party to follow. Unfortunetly the weather Gods were not on the side of Rugby on Friday night and the heavens opened at 5.30pm.
The last Inyeti 7's for 2009 will kick off in Malkerns on Friday December 11th at 6pm. The four teams participating in the tournament will be Ngwenya, Komatipoort, Mozambique and the Eagles from Mbabane. Rugby Union President, Michael Collinson thanked everyone for all their efforts throughout the year in making the Inyeti 7's such a success and promised a great tournament to end the year.
The side from Mozambique proved to strong for the sides from South Africa and Swaziland and pulled off a suprise win in the Tri Nations 7's Rugby Tournament played in Komatipoort, South Africa. The Presidnts Select side from Swaziland made the long journey to Komatipoort on Saturday feeling confident of a tournament victory, but it was not to be. Both the South African and Mozambique sides were also confident of a win, so the scene was set for a marvellous day of 7's Rugby.
The Swaziland Rugby Union will be participating in the up and coming Middelburg 7's Rugby Tournament to be played on the 30th and 31st of October in Middelburg, South Africa. Rugby Union President, Michael Collinson confirmed the invitation and said the Rugby Union will be sending a Presidents Select side to Middelburg. "We have new young players who have come up through the Development Programme and the Middelburg 7's is the perfect opportunity for these new players to show off their skills" said Collinson.
Swaziland Rugby Union have received an invitation to participate in a Tri Nations 7's Rugby Tournament. The tournament will be played in the town of Komatipoort, South Africa. Teams from Mozambique, South Africa and Swaziland will be taking part in the tournament. Rugby Union President, Michael Collinson said he was delighted that Swaziland have been invited to take part in the Tri nations 7's.