The SRU have called the National Training Squad to training this weekend, Saturday April 28th at the Princess Pholile Sports Ground in Malkerns. The squad were given a weeks break, but will be back on the training field this weekend in preparation for the up and coming test mathces against Botswana in June and August.

Matthew and Wilson with the six boxes of rugby boots from SingaporeThe SKRUM Programme got a huge shot in the arm today when one hundred pairs of boots were delivered to the SKRUM office. The boots were donated by young rugby players from Singapore.

Black Mbuluzi Methodist Primary head teacher, Mrs Hlophe with her schools rugby ballsThe coaches held a coaching session at Black Mbuluzi Methodist Primary this week.

Mr Fakudze, head teacher at Lobamba National HighMr Fakudze the head teacher at Lobamba National High was very pleased to see the coaches arrive at his school yesterday, because his school is the latest school to join the Swaziland Rugby Union's 2012 Schools Rugby Programme.

Saturday saw the National Training Squad in action at the Princess Pholile Sports Ground in Malkerns. Twenty six players turned out for the training session in preparation for the up and coming test match against Botswana scheduled for the end of June. "The players are tired from last nights Inyeti 7's, but I must compliment all fo them for turning out this morning. We do not have the luxury of time on our side therefore we must get the sqaud togther as often as possible if we are to do well in Gabarone" said Rugby Union President, Michael Collinson.

The Vondo's Rugby Club from Malkerns lifted the winners trophy for the Inyeti 7's on Friday night. Tough opposition from the other three rugby clubs playing in this the first Inyeti for 2012 saw the Vondo's fight for every try. Surprise club on the night were the Hippo's from Dvokolwako who ran riot and shocked everyone.

Rachel Middleton with coach Wilson DlaminiRachel Middleton a rugby volunteer from the UK arrived in Swaziland earlier in the week. Rachel will be working with the SKRUM Programme and helping out with coaching at schools during her stay.

.The Inyeti 7's Rugby Tournament has been confirmed for this Friday 13th of April. The venue for this the first Inyeti 7's in 2012 will be the Mavuso Sports Stadium in Manzini.

Four schools representing their individual rugby clubs took part in the first Girls Tag Rugby Tournament held yesterday afternoon at the Mavuso Sports Centre in Manzini. Lamawandla represented the Elephants, Mount Hermon represented Lilanda, Mphetseni represented the Vondos and Ngwane Park represented the Rhino's. Lamawandla from the start proved to good for the other three sides and won all of their games. The race then changed to see who would be runners up.


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