Zambian and Congolese rugunions team up for international matches

LUSAKA, Zambia, November 3, 2018/ — The Zambia RugUnion has sanctioned an International Cross border Men’s and Women’s RugGame between hosts Ndola RugClub versus New Krac Athletic RugClub (Men’s Rugby) of Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) while the Women’s Game will involve Mufulira Leopardess RugTeam (Zambia) versus Ouragan Ladies RugTeam also from Lubumbashi DRC. This has been reviewed Zambia RugUnion Communications Manager Tom Chaloba.


The Lubumbashi based teams will comprise 4 men national team players and 2 female national team players. This will be the second time a team from the Congo will be competing on Zambian soil, the first being the Men’s National Team which took part in the KPF AMERICAN RUGBY TOURNAMENT in the year 2016. This will, however, be the first time for any women’s rugteam from DRC playing against any Zambian team.

The matches have been sanctioned both Zambia RugUnion and the Congo RugFederation and will be played on Saturday 3rd November, 2018. The girls game kicks off at 2pm while the men’s game will kick off at 4pm. Gate charges have been put at $2 per head.

The DRC delegation will be led Mr Papy Muipatayi Mulamba, President of New Krac Athletic Rugby.

Chaloba has since called upon all rugloving Zambians to go in numbers and support Ndola, Mufulira and Zambian Ruggenerally in this international display.

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