Hong Kong is the Mecca of Sevens but Uganda is ready – Onyango

Uganda Rugby Cranes coach Tolbert Onyango believes the team has prepared enough ahead of the Hong Kong Sevens due 7-9 April.

Uganda will make the 60th national union to feature at HSBC Hong Kong Sevens’ parade of nations since 1976.

“Playing in Dubai was an initiation of sorts,” Tolbert Onyango told ur7s.com.

“The intensity of the game was one that we have not experienced before and we learned a lot.

Lawrence Ssebuliba of Uganda is tackled during day two of the Emirates Dubai Rugby Sevens – HSBC Sevens World Series match between South Africa and Uganda

“Hong Kong is the Mecca of Sevens and Ugandan fans are well aware of the tournament. It will be a baptism of fire for us, but we have been training very hard.”

Fiji are the defending Hong Kong Sevens champions after their 21-7 win over New Zealand last April.

Uganda impressed in the Dubai and Cape Town Sevens, claiming their first-ever Series win against Japan in the former.

The pearl eventually finishing in 14th place, ahead of core sides Russia and Japan.