Thousand Hills, Resilience out to make history in Rugby league final

Saturday Thousand Hills          vs    Resilience        9am It will be history in the making when Thousand Hills take on Resilience RFC in the final of the 2016 National Rugby League on Saturday...

Thursday, October 6, 2016, 12:00 AM

Rugby federation urged to focus on 7s

Rwanda Rugby Federation (RRF) needs to focus more on developing the 7s version of the game instead of 15s in order to take advantage of the numerous opportunities in the former than the latter, according to Scotland 7s team captain, Scott Wight. Rugby was one of the local sports federations that...

Tuesday, October 4, 2016, 12:00 AM

Scotland 7s captain Wight on playing career and developing rugby in Rwanda

It’s not often that Rwanda hosts rugby professionals, but Scott Wight, who captained the Scots to their first ever World Sevens Series title in London Sevens final at Twickenham in May, is in Rwanda on a six-day trip made possible by the East Lothian Council and Scottish Rugby to “lend...

Sunday, October 2, 2016, 12:00 AM

We picked lessons from Safari 7s- Silverbacks coach

The Rwanda national rugby team didn’t expect to excel at the recently concluded Safari Sevens in Nairobi in which Rwanda exited at the Bowl semi-finals; however, the team picked lessons to take home, according to head coach, David Haddock. The Silverbacks were humiliated 45-0 by Kenya Shujaa...

Thursday, September 29, 2016, 12:00 AM

Silverbacks out to salvage respect in Safari Sevens

After a two-year absence, Rwanda national rugby team will be seeking to make an impression in the Safari Sevens (formerly Safaricom Sevens) that kicks off today at the Safaricom Stadium in Nairobi. The Silverbacks failed to participate in the previous two editions due to invites to the tournament...

Friday, September 23, 2016, 12:00 AM

Resilience, Thousand Hills to clash in Rugby league final

Saturday Semi-final playoffs Resilience 29-15 Lion de Fer Thousand Hills 32-10 Kamonyi Pumas Resilience RFC showed that fitness can beat skill and experience as they defeated Lion de Fer 29-15 in the semi-final to set up a final clash against Thousand Hills in the National Rugby League...

Monday, September 19, 2016, 12:00 AM

Resilience keen to stun Lions de Fer in Rugby league playoffs

TodayThousand Hills vs Kamonyi Pumas 2pmLion de Fer vs Resilience 4pm Rusizi-based Resilience RFC will throw everything they have at Lion de Fer in this year’s National Rugby League semi-final playoffs on Saturday afternoon at Gatenga Youth Centre grounds. The new league entrants...

Saturday, September 17, 2016, 12:00 AM

Buffaloes win Thousand Hills Rugby Seven Festival

Sunday Thousand Hills 0-5 Remera Buffaloes   The Remera Buffaloes held onto a narrow one try lead to steal the trophy from hosts Thousand Hills in a well attended first ever edition of the Thousand Hills Rugby Seven Festival at the Centre de Jeunes in Gatenga. After a scoreless first half...

Tuesday, August 23, 2016, 12:00 AM

Lion de fer undaunted despite losing to Kigali Sharks

Kigali Sharks 12-8 Lion de Fer Lion de Fer failed to stave off a second half comeback by Kigali Sharks in the Kigali Rugby League, losing 12-8 on Saturday at Utexrwa ground. Lions, who were hoping to win to leapfrog Remera Buffaloes to second place in the league, started well with God Gives...

Tuesday, August 16, 2016, 12:00 AM

Lion de Fer eye semi-final play-offs

Saturday Kigali Sharks vs Lion de Fer 9pm After a long pause, the national rugby league resume on Saturday with the Kigali Sharks taking on Lion de Fer in the Kigali League at the Utexrwa ground. Lion de Fer, who have 9 points, and are tied on points with reigning champions Remera Buffaloes...

Saturday, August 13, 2016, 12:00 AM

Jinja Hippos retain 7s title as Buffaloes threaten boycott

Jinja Hippos retained the second Genocide memorial rugby 7s title after holding off Uganda Veterans 7 - 5 at the Red Cross grounds in Kacyiru last weekend. A try and conversion from Hippos’ Solomon Okia was enough to secure the title for the youthful team in the first half. Former Cranes...

Wednesday, June 15, 2016, 12:00 AM

Silverbacks step up preps for Division 1C

Friday results Rwanda 9-12 DRC The national rugby team (Silverbacks) qualified for the Division 1C despite losing to DR Congo (9-12) in the finals of the Africa Rugby Division 2 East (formerly Central) tournament at the Amahoro Stadium on Friday. Tharcisse Kamanda, the General Secretary of the...

Tuesday, May 24, 2016, 12:00 AM

Rugby: Silverbacks tipped on teamwork

Tuesday Rwanda vs Burundi 2:00 PMLesotho vs DRC 4:00 PM The National Rugby team (Silverbacks) interim coach, Brian Makalama has expressed optimism ahead of the Africa Rugby Division 2 Cup, which kicks off today at Amahoro Stadium. The former Uganda Cranes U-21 coach said the team can go all the...

Tuesday, May 17, 2016, 12:00 AM

Two to represent Kigali at regional public speaking event

Two students will between May 3 and May 7, represent Kigali central region at a public speaking and exchange event that brings together students from countries in the Great Lakes region. The pair was chosen in an event organised by Youth NGO, Ejo Youth Echo that pitted students from 9 schools...

Wednesday, April 27, 2016, 12:00 AM

Silverbacks start training ahead of Africa Rugby Div. 2 Cup

Rwanda national rugby team, the Silverbacks have started training in preparation for the Africa Rugby Division 2 Cup Central scheduled to run from May 15 to 21 at the Amahoro National Stadium. A provisional squad of 35 players kicked off training on Friday at Utexrwa ground in Gacuriro, as the...

Monday, April 25, 2016, 12:00 AM

Remera Buffaloes boss resigns

Benjamin Akami Makombe has stepped down as the Remera Buffaloes president. The resignation follows a row over awarding of walkover points to Thousand Hills on Saturday after Remera Buffalos allegedly failed to turn up for the fixture. Benjamin Akami Makombe Makombe alleges that the Rwanda...

Tuesday, April 19, 2016, 12:00 AM

Buffaloes forfeit points as 1000 Hills secure semis spot

League leaders Thousand Hills secured their place in the National Rugby League semi-final play-offs after earning a forfeit win against reigning champions Remera Buffaloes on Saturday.  The local rugby ruling body, RRF, took the decision to award 1000 Hills the ‘free’ points after...

Monday, April 18, 2016, 12:00 AM

Artists tipped on turning art into 'money'

Atleast 20 participants from the arts industry completed a one week training workshop on result oriented project management at the Rwanda Arts Initiative (RAI) premises in Kimuhurura over the weekend.   The project kicked off on March 28 and involved participants from Rwanda, Burundi,...

Wednesday, April 6, 2016, 12:00 AM

Rugby: Silverback trio on EA Team for GFI Hong Kong 10s

Three Silverback players left the country yesterday to join their counterparts in the GFI East Africans, a franchise side representing East Africa, for their second outing at the annual GFI Hong Kong 10s.  This year’s edition of the annual tournament kicks off on Wednesday at the Hong...

Sunday, April 3, 2016, 12:00 AM

The future of online music distribution

Online music distribution is stronger than ever with an increased need by Rwandan artistes and recording houses to tap music into online sales. Simple ways of music distribution, like artistes distributing their music at media houses, negotiating with radio presenter or DJs for a play, are the...

Saturday, April 2, 2016, 12:00 AM