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Rugby: Lion de Fer iEnters Semi-Finals

After winning the Genocide Memorial Tournament last month, Lion de Fer rugby club has become the second team to reach semi-final of the National Rugby Championship 2019.

Lion de fer progressed last weekend after defeating Kigali Sharks by 19-13 in the Central Kigali Zone becoming the second rugby team alongside Thousand Hills to qualify for the semis.

The Genocide Memorial Tournament championship will now have to wait for the winner between Muhanga Thunders Rugby team, vs. Resilience of Rusizi in a game scheduled to be played on Saturday, August, 3rd in Rusizi.

According to the format of play, the second-best team from the South will face Thousand Hills-the top ranked from Kigali in a game to take place at Red Cross Ground, Kacyiru with dates to be announced by the National Rugby Federation.

Hills are ranked top of the national table with 17 points three points ahead of Lion de fer while Kigali Sharks is third with 11 and defending champions Remera Buffaloes have no point in the fourth position.

From the Southern Province, Muhanga Thunders RFC is ranked first with 15 points, one point ahead of Resilience while Kamonyi Puma has 6 and UR Grizzles is placed fourth with just one point.

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