Uganda’s final team for Hong Kong 7s, Commonwealth Games named

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Uganda’s Michael Okorach during the Africa Sevens game against Morocco at Legends. He will captain the team in Hong Kong and Gold Coast

Uganda Rugby Sevens team to take part in the Hong Kong HSBC World Series qualifiers and Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast, Australia has been named.

The World Sevens Series Qualifiers tournament in Hong Kong is scheduled for April 6-8, 2018 while the Gold Coast Sevens are scheduled for April 14-15.

The team departs for the Hong Kong 7s on Sunday, April 1 and will connect to Gold Coast for the Commonwealth Games on April 9.

Black Pirates captain Ivan Magomu and teammate Timothy Kisiga make the twelve-man squad as the only fresh faces as the rest were part of last year’s World Series in Dubai and Cape Town.

Players

  1. Pius Ogena
  2. Solomon Okia
  3. Desire Ruhweza-Ayera
  4. Aaron Ofoyrwoth
  5. Philip Wokorach
  6. Micheal Okorach (Captain)
  7. Lawrence Ssebuliba
  8. Joseph Aredo
  9. James Odongo
  10. Adrian Kasito
  11. Ivan Magomu
  12. Timothy Kisiga

Officials

  • Tolbert Onyango – Coach
  • Benjamin Noah – Physiotherapist
  • Ninette Kruyt – Performance Coach
  • Michael Wandera – Team Manager

Hong Kong Sevens Fixtures

Friday, April 6 | Pool Matches

  • Uganda vs. Chile
  • Uganda vs. Georgia

Saturday, April 7

  • Japan vs. Uganda
  • Quarterfinals

Sunday, April 8

  • Semifinals
  • Finals

Commonwealth Games Fixtures

Saturday, April 14 | Pool Matches

  • Wales vs. Uganda
  • Fiji vs. Uganda
  • Uganda vs. Sri Lanka

Sunday, April 15

  • Classification Matches

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