Preparations for the up and coming CAR tournament to be held in Rwanda have begun. Players were called to national training last weekend. The training sessions will be held at the Kwaluseni Campus sports ground. The CAR tournament kicks off on June 1st with four countries participating, Burundi, Rwanda, Swaziland and Tanzania.
The Swaziland Rugby Union have received an invitation to participate in the 2013 CAR Africa Cup Division II East rugby tournament to be played in Rwanda in June. Four countries have been invited to play in the tournament, host Rwanda, Burundi, Tanzania and Swaziland. "We are delighted to have received the invitation to play in the CAR tournament and to be back playing international rugby" said SRU president, Michael Collinson.
Following the final training session for the national squad held on Saturday at the Kwaluseni Sports Ground on Saturday, the Rugby Union coaching team met on Sunday to select the twenty two man squad to face Botswana on Saturday 24th of November at the Mavuso Sports Centre in Manzini.
Following lengthy discussion between the Swaziland and Botswana Rugby Union's a date has been agreed upon for the second Test Match to be played in Swaziland. The new date will be Saturday November 24th and the game will be played at the Mavuso Sports Centre in Manzini.
The Swaziland Rugby Union were informed today that the Vultures the Botswana national side would not be travelling to Swaziland to play the return leg of the two Test Match series. The Botswana Rugby Union gave the ongoing truck drivers strike in South Africa and the fear for the safety of their players as the reason for cancelling the game. BRU President, Bob Lekan has assured the SRU that the return test Match will be played in 2012 at a later date.