Rugby: Resilience out to maintain unbeaten run

Resilience rugby club players celebrate after defeating Kamonyi Puma during the two sides' league opener this month. Courtesy.

Resilience rugby club skipper Donatien Ufitimfura has fired warning to Muhanga Thunders that his side will be eyeing to maintain their perfect start when the two sides face-off in the national rugby league.

The Resilience travel to Muhanga District for a much-awaited encounter against in-form Muhanga Thunders on Sunday, starting at 1pm.

Speaking to Saturday Sport on Friday, Ufitimfura said they are having a ‘fantastic start’ this season, and they will fire at all cylinders against Muhanga as they bid to make it three victories in as many games.

The Rusizi-based team top the Southern Division table with 10 points, one ahead of second-placed Muhanga.

Prop Moise Ndimurwango attributes this team’s performance to the vast experience of senior players such as winger Patrick Byiringiro and full-back Frank Miruho who have blended well with young players.

Ufitimfura, who also serves as player-coach says, that since finishing second last year, the club has recruited new – and young – players from neighbouring schools; GS Nyakarenzo, ES Bugarama and ES Gishoma as well as the Teacher Training College Mururu.

Some of the players shined during the 2018 national inter-school championship and the regional FEASSSA Games in Musanze District last August.

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