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Jinja Hippos Rugby club uses lock down to upgrade pitch

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By Julius Senyimba

Jinja Hippos Rugby club finished fourth last season in the Nile Special Stout league and plans of adding to that success story are already underway as works to uplift the grounds are ongoing.

With the new club strategy drafted back in January 2021, one of the long-term commitments made by the Executive Committee was to bring international rugby to Jinja. However, the playing surface was a mega hurdle to that dream.

But, as you read this, a well-executed lineout is on the path of delivering a winning try as the first stage of the ground development plan is out of the way. Graders visited the grounds last week and levelled to see a success story of re-positioning the pitch.  

“We would like to thank Jinja Club and Pits Stop Jinja for your ongoing and continued support of our club,” Jinja Hippos Rugby Club appreciated people behind this long trek of transforming the club into a force to reckon with in the country.

In the comments section, a rugby player currently with Kobs rugby club by the name of Edmond Ogen had the most hilarious submission.

“This reminds me of when I joined Gulu Elephants rugby in 2016. The tractor only appeared twice and up to now I am still waiting for the pitch to be completed,” read his comment.

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