UB Rhinos on the charge

New beginnings: UB Rhinos display their new playing kits PIC: UB RHINOS FACEBOOK
New beginnings: UB Rhinos display their new playing kits PIC: UB RHINOS FACEBOOK

UB Rhinos Rugby Club last won the league in 2014 and thereafter, things went south with the side quitting the Botswana Rugby Union (BRU) 15s league at some point. Now the club is on the verge of reclaiming its spot at the top, reports Staff Writer, CALISTUS KOLANTSHO

Rhinos was established in 1997 as a breakaway of Gaborone Hogs by the likes of Mooketsi Ramakele, Nelson Bodibenyane, and Bob Lekan. The latter became the club's first chairperson. It has become a permanent feature in the local rugby calendar and despite recent challenges, Rhinos are charging back.

The first step towards achieving Rhinos' mission was to launch the new men’s kit sponsored by Elite Physiotherapy Clinic while Major Muscle and Fitness sponsored the women's team kit. Rhinos kicked off the New Year by winning the BRU knockout cup, with the men’s side beating cross-town rivals, Gaborone Hogs 10-7.


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