Warriors host Nairobi’s Les Gaulois in off-season rugby tour

Warriors Rugby Club will host Les Gaulois de Nairobi on Saturday at Legends Rugby Grounds, with the objective of creating connections and giving their fringe players more game time. The post Warriors host Nairobi’s Les Gaulois in off-season rugby tour appeared first on Kawowo Sports.

Warriors host Nairobi’s Les Gaulois in off-season rugby tour

The Ugandan rugby calendar is currently off-season. For most, especially the forwards, this means taking a break from all rugby activities to rest and recover from the long XVs season. For others, especially the backs, this is a period to get in shape and switch codes to the 7s series.

Sometimes, there is international test rugby and other times, it is an opportunity for local clubs and franchises to host and tour across borders in invitational/friendly events and matches.

Kenya’s Legends by Nondies toured Uganda last weekend and played a match against Uganda’s rugby veterans and legends.

This Saturday, Warriors Rugby Club will entertain Les Gaulois de Nairobi who will be touring for the first time. Warriors and Les Gaulois will face off at Legends Rugby Grounds at 4 p.m. local time (EAT).

Gabriel Aredo Credit: John Philip Mugabi

For Warriors, the objective of hosting this tour, according to coach-player Gabriel Aredo, is “creating connections and giving a chance to the fringe and reserve players to get more game time.”

Warriors survived relegation from the top flight by beating Rams in the playoffs.

They will host a twenty-seven-man touring party of Les Gaulois de Nairobi led by Edwin Mukunga as the captain.

Les Gaulois de Nairobi (loosely translated: the people of French descent in Nairobi) Rugby was founded in 1987 from the vision of a French ambassador in Kenya. The club has evolved into a mix of French expats and Kenyan players who participate in 7s, XVs, and Touch rugby tournaments in Kenya and around the world.

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