Fixtures Satuday 22nd March
Crocs vs Fimbo 14:30 hrs Kyadondo Rugby club
Magicians vs Protectors 16:30hrs Kyadondo Rugby club
Speaking during the press conference the URU Secretary Michael Wandera commended the organisers for the support towards the inaugural franchise rugby in Uganda promising a worth-while tournament.
“Locally, this is the highest form of competition in rugby because the teams compete as franchises formed by combining the best players from two or three clubs into one team. This will ensure that different sets of players get an opportunity to play together before featuring for the national team.”
The local clubs have been grouped into four franchise teams, Protectors: a combination of Heathens and Buffaloes, Crocs comprising of Kobs, Impis and Warriors then Magicians consisting of other Kyadondo sides with Mongers while Fimbo has Pirates and Rhinos.
Wandera added that, “The super series has been introduced as a platform to raise the local player base standard and it also serves as a selection mechanism for the two best Ugandan teams to represent Uganda in the upcoming East Africa Super Series. The tournament is also a good national team selection platform.”