Lilongwe win rugby championship


Buoyed by home support, Lilongwe Rugby Club on Saturday conquered the national rugby championship finals with an 18-17 win over Sports Complex Jaguars in the final at Bishop Mackenzie.

The Jaguars represented the Southern Region in the finals after Blantyre Sports Club failed to show up in Lilongwe.

Jaguars, who were established only nine months ago, failed to cope with the pressure, and they were down 13-7 by half-time.


They narrowed the lead through Allster Mboma and Samden Namasipa, but the Lilongwe hosts held on for 18- 17 victory In the third-place play-off, Lilongwe Venom defeated Luchenza Red Ants 33-19.

There was also an exhibition match between Area 25 Hippos and Chinsapo Buffalos.

Rugby Football Union of Malawi League director, Yuk-yen Auyeung, said the involvement of the two teams, comprising indigenous Malawians, was an indication that the sport was growing in the country.


She added that the union was looking forward to a memorable round up of the season where Southern Region select face the Central and Northern regions select.

“This is an exciting prospect as the best players from each region take on each other to represent their region. We hope to discover more talent that we could use for international matches,” she said.

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