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WANTED: Assistant Coach, USA Rugby National Senior Women’s Sevens Team

Reports To: Manager, High Performance. Overview: The Assistant Coach, Women’s Senior 7s Team, has a primary role to support the Head Coach, Women’s Senior 7s Team in selecting and coaching the Women’s 7s Squad and Team for success on the World Stage (World Cup, Olympics, World Rugby World Series, etc.). The position will have a […]

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WANTED: USA Women’s 7s National Team Manager

Overview: The Women’s 7s Team Manager will manage all aspects of the USA Rugby Women’s 7s National Team in coordination with the High Performance department. The Team Manager is responsible for all logistical organization for assemblies, tour budget management, pitch-side management at tournaments and direct communication with players and team staff members. Responsibilities: On-ground Team […]

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KRU officials face bribery claims in Olympics team selection – Nairobi News

The Kenya Rugby Union is battling serious allegations that some of its officials demanded payments to hand its players chances to compete at the Olympic Games.

According to sportsnewsarena.com, an insider who is privy to this information but refused to be interviewed on the record, claims the women’s national team players were each “asked” to part with upto Sh420,000 (or approximately $4200) while their male counterparts were asked to pay Sh120,000 ($1200) as facilitation fees for their inclusion in the team.

Kenya sent out both her men and women’s national sevens rugby teams to participate at the Rio Olympics, with all the selected athletes guaranteed Sh800,000 ($8000) in allowances.

Each of these teams however struggled to compete, eventually coming home in identical lowly 11th positions out of 12 participating teams in their respective categories.

KRU boss Richard Omwela has promised to investigate the claims.

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