Rugby Union President, Michael Collinson announced today the date for the second Inyeti 7's Tournament.  Following on from the success of the first tournament played last Friday, the Rugby Union have fixed the date for the second tournament of the series.  Friday 24th of April will be the date for the next Inyeti 7's and we will again be using the Vondo's Rugby Club field.  Rhino's team Captain confirmed the Rhinos will paricipate in the tournament and they will be ready and able to defend their Inyeti title.

Mario De Sousa, Head Development Coach for the Swaziland Rugby Union announced the Rugby Union would be holding a Rugby Coaching Day on Saturday March 21st at the Vondos Rugby ground in Malkerns.  All players are invited to attend the Coaching Day.  The Coaching Day is open to new and experienced players and we will also be inviting the U/18's and U/16's Elite squads to join us.  We have many new players who have contacted the Rugby Union, so we decided to hold the Coaching Day to get all the players together at one venue.

Cheeky MaphangaCheeky Maphanga was voted Player of the Tournament by the team Coaches at the Inyeti 7's Tournament held on Friday night. Cheeky who started playing Rugby five months ago helped his Rhinos team to victory scoring four tries.

The Manzini RhinosThe Manzini Rhinos raised the trophy at the first Inyeti 7's of 2009. The tournament kicked off at 6pm on a marvellous warm Friday evening. All four teams participating in the tournament brought plenty of support to cheer them on and the supporters were not let down.

 

 

 

 

Mahlanya PrimaryThe Vondo's Rugby Club held their U/14's Inter Schools Rugby Tournament on Wednesday.  The three schools participating in the tournament were Mphetseni, Mahlanaya and St Andrews.  The tournament kicked off at 1pm and all three schools brought plenty of supporters to cheer them on.

 

 

 

 

Jude GilbertJude Gilbert took the Swaziland's Player of the Tournament at the Malelane Rugby Festival held on Friday 6th and Saturday 7th of March.  Team Coach, Steve Reynolds said Jude had been marvellous in defence and made two of the Swazi tries.  He seemed to be all over the park in both attack and defence and rightly deserves to be awarded the P

St Andrews PrimaryThe Union Development Coaches held a schools Coaching Day at the Vondo's Rugby Club in preparation for the Vondo's Inter Schools Tournament.  Mphetseni, Mahlanya and St Andrew's were the three primary schools who attended the Coaching Day held at the Vondo's ground in Malkerns.

 

 

 

The Presidents Select team "InyatsiThe Swaziland Rugby Union's Presidents Select side "Inyatsi" returned home on Saturday from the Malelane Rugby Festival beaten but by no means down.  A jubilant Inyatsi Coach, Steve Reynolds said he was very happy with the team's performance against a strong Komatipoort First team. 

 

The Swaziland University Rugby team returned from Lesotho with a marvellous win over hosts Lesotho last week. The Swazi team travelled down to Lesotho on Friday and had four days in Lesotho to prepare for the big match against their hosts on the following Wednesday. The University side Coach Mario De Sousa had been working with the team for three months prior to the University games and on leaving for Lesotho said he was happy with the squad and very confident they would bring home the trophy.

 

 

 

Webb Ellis Cup2009 will see the first African country outside of South Africa to play host the Webb Ellis Cup. The Cup will be making the short trip to the Kingdom courtesy of the South African Rugby Union and as a part of a fund raising campaign by the Swaziland Rugby Union to raise much needed funds for the Union's Rugby Development Programme.

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