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Rugby Rwanda: Resilience keen to knock out Lions de Fer in Rugby league playoffs

Rwanda Rugby Federation (RRF) (www.RwandaRugby.com) Rusizi-based Resilience RFC will throw everything they have at Lion de Fer in this year’s National Rugby League semi-final playoffs on Saturday afternoon in Kigali, Kacyiru Red Cross ground.

Saturday 10th August

Thousand Hills vsMuhanga thunders 1pm

Lion de Fer vs Resilience 3pm

Rusizi-based Resilience RFC will throw everything they have at Lion de Fer in this year’s National Rugby League semi-final playoffson Saturdayafternoon in Kigali Kacyiru Red Cross ground.

Resiliencefinished top of the SouthernLeague and have already faced Lion de Fer twice.Accordingto their captain Donatien Ufitimfura, that experience will come in handy in saturday’s clash.

We have played them twice before, so we know their strengths and flaws. To be honest, we didn’t know we would make it this far in this season and we can still go all the way to the final,rdquo; said Ufitimfura.

Lion de Fer will be hoping to exploit their limited pedigree.

The Lions scrumhalh, Ikorikwishaka Patricksays, Rusizi don’t have much experience and we have a superior pack, which we will try to maximize for possession and attacking.rdquo;

In the other semi-final, Kigali League leaders and hosts Thousand Hills RFC take on Muhanga Thunders, who finished second in the SouthernLeague. The final will be played on31 august.

Source: Rwanda Rugby Federation (RRF)