Defending champions Remera Buffaloes will take on Resilience RFC in the first semi-final playoff of the Mindsky national rugby league on Saturday at Rusizi national stadium in Rusizi district.
Buffaloes, chasing a record fifth league crown, qualified for the semi-finals after finishing second in the Kigali league while Rusizi-based Resilience finished on the top of the Southern Province regular season of Mindsky national rugby league.
Lucien Bikamba, the Remera Buffaloes coach-player said, “We are well prepared for the semi-final game because it’s a knockout game.”
Meanwhile, Kigali league leaders Kigali Sharks will face Southern Province first runners-up Puma Kamonyi on 22 September 2018.
“We started the league with a target of qualifying for the semi-final and we did it, and now we are pressing for the final. We want to show everybody that rugby isn’t only played in Kigali but also in the Southern Province in Kamonyi district,” stated Puma Kamonyi RFC coach Alex Nizeyimana.
The final will be played on 29 September 2018.