Rugby league enters final stretch
Four t teams will fight for semifinal placespl at Maseru Club on Saturday,Saturda as the 2015 Federation of Leso Lesotho Rugby (FLR) league enters t the final stretch.
the c competing sides are Giants, M Maseru Warriors, Black Cobras, and Mabote Beavers and acc according to FLR secretary general,genera Litšitso Motšeremeli, MaseruMas Wolves were disqualifiedqu from the campaign afteraf constantly failing to assemblea a team. nul Spears would not be in action on Saturday because they have already completed their league campaign and only wait to see if they will make the Last Four, Motšeremeli added.
Motšeremeli on tuesday told the Lesotho Times: “our league has reached its last phase, so the teams will be fighting for semi-final places on Saturday at Maseru Club.
“We are now eagerly a awaiting the big day when tams for the knockout stage of our league programme will be decided. “as the FLR leadership, we are quite happy with how rugby has developed in our country since the federation’s launch in 2012 and hopefully, the sport will continue with this positive trend.”
Motšeremeli said Giants lead the five-team league with nine points, while Warriors and nul Spears are second and third respectively on six points. Mabote Beavers are in fourth position with three points and Black Cobras anchor the table without any points.
“We are very happy as an association that the league is coming to an end and our players have managed to get regular gametime.
“there is no doubt that having a competitive league is going to boost our national team, Likatola,” Motšeremeli added.
according to Motšeremeli, two of their teams would be taking part in the one of the Free State amateur leagues.
“next month, two of our teams, namely Giants and Maseru Select, will be competing in the eastern Free State amateur League,” Motšeremeli said.
“this is a big boost in our efforts to develop rugby in Lesotho and hopefully the overall standards of our game will improve with the two teams’ participation in the South african league.”
FEDERATION of Lesotho RUGBY (FLR) secretary GENERAL Lit'sitso Mot'seremeli