Lagos - Sunday August 24 is D-Day for Sevens teams across
Nigeria as they will be battling it out for places at the upcoming national
Sixteen teams will take part in the Independence Rugby 7s
event, which is CMB Building Maintenance and Investment Co. Ltd, on October
11-12, but only 11 places are up for grabs as five international teams from
Europe and Africa have also entered.
Teams will thus go head-to-head for spots in the October
tournament this weekend and only five teams from the South West league, three
from the Northern League and one each from South-South, South-East and FCT
leagues will make it through.
Last year's winners Police Machines and
runner-up Cowrie RFC, both from the South West, have already received automatic
qualification meaning Lagos RFC, Racing RFC, Gosar RFC, Hawkster Athletic, Eco
II and Royal Stallions of Ilorin will fight for the final three spots in that
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