Rugby league kicks-off with two debutantes

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The Botswana Rugby Union (BRU) First Division League kicks-off tomorrow with two teams, Hungry Lions and Desert Whales making their debut in what is expected to be an exciting season.

Ghanzi-based Hungry Lions have for a long time shown that they can compete in the top league but they have been excluded because most of their players are professional hunters who are usually busy during the playing season.

The club has since resolved its issues with the BRU with the union conceding that it will partly meet its transport costs. It was felt that transport costs might cripple the club as it is based far away from Gaborone. Lions look a formidable team comprising players who have played in South Africa.

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