East Africa 7s in Rwanda

In the second edition of connect to Africa community games, Rwanda were the hosts of the games in which four countries were represented i.e. Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda.

Connect to Africa is a UK based organization. Its aims are to bring together people around the world to Africa yearly. It organizes contact rugby tournaments for boys and girls u15 and u18.

Teams arrived in Rwanda on Friday, 24th August 2018 for the two-day event for tournaments to take place that weekend on Saturday and Sunday.

Kenya u15 boys from Nakuru won the u15 trophy beating Silverbacks from Rwanda 26-00 while the u15 girls trophy was won by Killer Cats from Tanzania who beat Spire Lions from Uganda 10-07.

The u18 girls trophy winners were from Nakuru, Kenya who beat Uganda spire lions 27:00. The u18 boys trophy was won by Rwanda through points despite being beaten by Uganda u18 hippos 07:05 in the final game.

At the end of the tournament, every age category team was offered a set of jerseys, head gear, body armor and stockings to go to outstanding players from each team. After the awarding ceremony, teams were offered free visit to the Rwanda genocide museum.

DAY ONE – Boys

U15: Barbarians (Rwanda) 26-00 Spire Lions (Uganda)

Wakuda (Tanzania) 00-26 New life international (Kenya)

U18: Arusha Bulldogs (Tanzania) 07-19 Silver Backs (Rwanda)

Arusha Bulldogs (Tanzania) 14-12 hippos (Uganda)

Hippos (Uganda) 07-21 Silver Backs (Rwanda)


DAY ONE – Girls

U15: Rwanda 05-28 spire lions (Uganda)

Rwanda 00-36 killer cats (Tanzania)

Killer cats (Tanzania) 07-14 Spire Lions (Uganda)

U18: Rwanda 00- 34Spire Lions (Uganda)

Killer Cats (Tanzania) 00-24 Nakuru top fry (Kenya)

Spire Lions (Uganda) 00-28 Nakuru top fry (Kenya)

Spire Lions (Uganda) 14-05 Killer Cats (Tanzania)




U15: New Life International (Kenya) 27-00 Spire Lions (Uganda)

Wakuda (Tanzania) 05-12 Silverbacks (Rwanda)

New Life International (Kenya) 26-00 Silverbacks (Rwanda)

U18: Hippos (Uganda) 10-05 Arusha Bulldogs (Tanzania)

Rwanda Silverbacks 29-00 Arusha Bulldogs (Tanzania)

Hippos (Uganda) 07-05 Silverbacks (Rwanda)


DAY TWO: Girls

U15: Spire Lions (Uganda) 07- 10 Killer cats (Tanzania)

U18: Spire Lions (Uganda) 26-00 Killer Cats (Tanzania)

Top Fry Nakuru (Kenya) 27-00 Spire Lions (Kenya)

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