N Ninette Kruyt
Uganda 7s set for 10-day camp in SA
By Eric Njiru | Fri 11 May, 2018 09:10

Uganda Sevens will camp in South Africa for 10 days to prepare for the 2018 Sevens World Cup set for July in USA. 

News outlet Kawowo Sports reports that Uganda Rugby Sevens will camp for ten days at the Stellenbosch High Performance Centre in Cape Town. 

The outfit will be training at the state-of-the-art facility in a bid to step up their performance ahead of the summer showpiece.

“This is one of the best rugby training camps in the world used by the top teams,” Ramsey Olinga – the CEO of the Uganda Rugby Union said.

“We are confident it will help our team prepare better as we get closer to the World Cup.”

Uganda kick-off the Sevens World Cup at the pre-round of 16 against Samoa on Friday July 20 with the winner proceeding to the actual round of 16 to take on Commonwealth Bronze medalists England. 

Uganda qualified for the Rugby World Cup last year after beating Zimbabwe 22-10 to retain the Africa 7s Rugby Cup.

In the meantime, Uganda 7s has acquired the services of new strength and conditioning coach, Ninette Kruyt, who will fine-tune them before the World Cup in San Francisco, USA.

The Master’s in Sports Science holder rejoined the team after her initial stint with the side during the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series Qualifiers.

She has worked with the Junior Springboks and Namibia at the 2015 World Cup as well the South African national rugby sevens – Blitzbokke.

Eric Njiru
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