BRU needs to do more for 7s team

Trying times: The national 7s team (blue) in action against Spartans
Trying times: The national 7s team (blue) in action against Spartans

Botswana Rugby Union (BRU) needs to do more for the men’s 7s team ahead of their participation at the Africa 7s tournament in Uganda. As it stands, there is no hope for the team, Staff Writer, CALISTUS KOLANTSHO reports

For the past few weeks, BRU has organised a series of 7s tournaments. According to the officials, the tournaments were meant to give the team much-needed practice. But the team has emerged battered and bruised. The national team was outplayed and in some matches, they were not even able to score a single try, a huge disappointment for a national team that is on the verge of playing against other nations in Kampala soon. If the friendly results are used as a yardstick, the trip to Kampala is another holiday.

The national team comprises players who have been in the squad for a long time raising concerns over the issue of tired legs. It presents the BRU with the opportunity to build and use young guns in the future. There are suggestions that BRU could have gone an extra mile when making the team selection instead of focusing on Gaborone-based clubs.

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