MRI Rams finish second in the Genocide Memorial 7s after losing the finale 14-05 to Lions de Fer of Rwanda, who have now won it twice, out of the 6 times it has been organized.
Rams overcame Kigali Sharks 21-05 in the second semifinal, while Lion de Fer had to tussle it out with 1000 Hills RFC, winning 19-12 in the end.
“We can only say congratulations,” read a statement from Rams site.
“We are very happy that we managed to win the Genocide Memorial tournament title in For the second time . Honestly, we played well and deserved to win. Lion de fer is one of the strong Rugby clubs and we wanted to prove to them that we are a better team,” explained Kanyamahanga Donath, captain of Lions de Fer.
According to the RRF vice President, Gakirage Philip the tournament has been successfully in organization in time keeping ,refereeing,and I would like also to congratulate all the teams that participated in the event especially Rams RFC from Uganda and okapi Goma RFC from Republic Democratic of Congo and all local clubs that participated in year’s Genocide Memorial Tournament the Rwanda Rugby Federation is looking forward to make this tournament bigger to attract so many Rugby teams in regions.
Meanwhile, Lions de Fer’s scrumhalf Ikorikwishatse Patrict was named the Most Valuable Player of the event.
Lions de Fer RFC 14 – 05 Rams RFC
Rams RFC 21 -05 Kigali sharks
Lion de fer 19 – 12 1000 Hills RFC
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