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Ladies rugby league postponed due to WC qualifiers

By Our Reporter

The 2019 Uganda Rugby ladies league that started on May 4 will be postponed briefly as the Lady Cranes XV’s intensify their preparations for their away match against Kenya Lionesses on June 22 in Kisumu city.

According to the league organisers, the national team takes priority over the league. And this is in the wake of preparations for the World Cup Women’s Qualifiers that are due from August 9-17 in Johannesburg, South Africa.

The national league, comprised of four teams: Thunderbirds, Black Pearls, Entebbe Lady Swans and Mbale Eagles has been a good platform for the selection of the training squad for the Lady Cranes XV’s team.

It was initially supposed to comprise of six teams but due to logistical challenges and limited numbers from Kitgum Queens and Black Panthers, respectively, the league had to take off with the registered teams.

Thunderbirds, Entebbe Lady Swans and Mbale Eagles have two games each in hand after the three clubs agreed to postpone due to logistical and administrative challenges especially for Mbale Eagles who are the upcountry team taking part in the tournament.

Black Pearls hosted Thunderbirds in their last league match at Kings Park Arena where Thunderbirds emerged victorious scoring 14:10.

“It is always a big battle between Black Pearls and Thunderbirds but I give glory and honor to God for this win. I am so grateful and proud of the team because we were trailing but came back stronger in the second half to win the game,” Atyang Winnie, the Thunderbirds captain, said.

The clubs will meet shortly under the stewardship of the board member for Women’s rugby Mrs. Regina Lunyolo to discuss how to reorganize the games in light of the Elgon Cup games and will come up with an agreed position after this.

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