Losing start for Silverbacks in Safaricom 7s

National rugby team, Silverbacks lost three back to back matches in Pool B on the first day of this year’s Safaricom 7s tournament at the Nyayo national stadium in Nairobi on Saturday.

Main Cup results

Grenoble  33-17     Rwanda
Rwanda      7-40     Kenya
Rwanda     0-35  Uganda
Bristol Barracudas 31- 7 Chairman Select
Kenya Morans 28 – 0 Uganda Cranes
Samurai     14 – 12 Shujaa
Western Province 7 -24 Shujaa
Shujaa      50- 0     Uganda Cobs

Schools’ main final
Kakamega  24 –5  Rwanda Select

National rugby team, Silverbacks lost three back to back matches in Pool B on the first day of this year’s Safaricom 7s tournament at the Nyayo national stadium in Nairobi on Saturday.

The Silverbacks lost the first game against France’s Grenoble 17-33. Captain Lucien Bikamba scored a try and a conversion with vice captain Vincent Kamali and Otim Allan scoring a try a piece.

In the second game, Rwanda lost to Kenya 7-40. The first half had ended 7-7 with Eli Mana scoring a try which was converted by captain Bikamba.

In the third game of the pool, Rwanda was thoroughly beaten by Uganda Cranes 0-35.

However, in the schools’ tournament, a Rwanda select side topped their group after winning three of its four matches on Friday.

On Saturday, they beat a Nairobi select side to reach the final where they lost to Kenya’s Kakamega 24-5. Rwanda’s try was scored by Donat Kanyamahanga.

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