KAMPALA. Each day that passes, the Rugby Sevens Cranes get closer to realising the significance of being part of this year’s Rugby Sevens World Cup, slated for July 20-22 in San Francisco at the AT&T Arena.
They might not be heading to Uncle Sam’s land to win the World Cup but they would love to leave an impression and claiming a big scalp can help enhance Uganda’s already growing reputation in the confines global sevens rugby.
The build up to the famous Melrose Cup has sent Tolbert Onyango’s side to Stellenbosch High Performance Center, South Africa for a six-day camp. The leave this morning.
Different training modules
The double African champions have already tasted the demands of a camp before after their visit to Jinja in early March.
“We finished a block of training dealing with building strength, speed and endurance. Next phase is the rugby bit where we want to work on structures and correct areas in which we were lacking,” Onyango told Sunday Monitor.
The camp is expected to supplement on the unforgiving training undergone the last one month, with up to four training sessions a week, comprising of a morning gym session and the other on the turf.
Phillip Wokorach , who is away in Portugal for the Algarve 7s under the under a Samurai International Select side, will miss the trip as he returns home next Monday around the same time the camp will end.
Uganda open their World Cup campaign against Pacific Islanders Samoa in a new format that has left mixed reactions since it favours the seeded sides.