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Rugby Association drums up support for the Stallions

The The Nigerian Rugby Federation is drumming up support for its men's national team, the Stallions, ahead of the second edition of the Africa Men's Sevens 2024, which will take place from July 6 to 7 at the Labourdonnais Sports Grounds in Mauritius.

The Stallions entered the tournament with a young team without their two captains and lost all three of their group matches in the first leg. They finished their first leg with a win over Tunisia on June 30, placing 10th in the overall standings of the 12 teams.

The team is expected to build on this momentum in the return leg and the Nigeria Rugby Federation wants all Nigerians to get behind it, celebrating the win against Tunisia in a statement.

“What a phenomenal weekend in Mauritius! Despite the challenges, our spirit remains unwavering with eight new internationals joining us. We put in an exceptional performance and celebrated our first win against Tunisia, our first triumphant victory following our partnership with FlovalexNRFF. Although we only finished 10th, we are determined to regain our position. Rest today, recalibrate and come back stronger tomorrow. Let's get behind the team and look forward to more incredible games next week,” the statement said.

The first leg took place from 29 to 30 June, with Nigeria losing all three Group A matches against Kenya, Nigeria, Madagascar and Mauritius.

Uganda 7s were crowned champions after winning all six matches of the two-day event.

The team, coached by Tolbert Onyango, claimed a 31-12 victory over Madagascar in the final, increasing their chances of regaining the title they won in 2022.

With this win, Uganda picked up 20 points and now leads the African men's sevens table, putting the country in pole position to secure a ticket to the 2025 World Challenger Series.

Meanwhile, the Nigeria Rugby League Association has announced a partnership with Holistic Care Medical Assistance as our official ambulance service provider.

This ensures first-class medical care at all games.