Twelve Rugby Cranes players have been named by the Uganda Rugby Union to take part in the upcoming Emirates Invitational 7s tournament in Dubai.
The organisers of the Emirates Dubai 7s will host the Emirates Invitational 7s, a competitive training camp including two tournament weekends for some of the best rugby sevens teams in the world from March 26th-April 11th in supporting the teams in their preparation for the Tokyo Olympics.
The team summoned for Uganda is; Ian Munyani, Ocen Levis, Desire Ayera, Solomon Okia, Massanganzira Isaac, Okorach Michael, Nobert Okeny, Kasito Adrian, Aaron Ofyrwoth, Joseph Aredo, Pius Ogena, and Wokorach Philip. Samuel Asiimwe is the team’s Physio, Tolbert Head as the coach and Michael Wandera – Team Manager.
The Emirates Invitational 7s will see fourteen international rugby teams arrive in Dubai on March 26th, moving into bio-bubbles across the Emirate to participate in the Olympic preparation event with all training and competition at the home of the Emirates Dubai 7s, The Sevens Stadium.
The teams will train and play all rugby at The Sevens Stadium behind closed doors, with spectators not allowed in attendance. The tournaments will take place on April 2nd/3rd and April 8th/9th.
The tournaments are accredited by World Rugby, with international referees and officials flying into support as part of their own Olympic preparation.
International Men’s Teams: Japan, Canada, Kenya, Uganda, Spain, France, Argentina, Chile.
International Women’s Teams: USA, Canada, Kenya, France, Brazil, Japan