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Chiefs to try their hand at rugby

 Oct 30,2012
Written by: SARugby.com Editor
 

The famous gold and black strip of world footballing icon Kaizer Chiefs will be seen on the rugby field in December when the team is represented at the NBM Sevens Premier League tournament.
 
The 'Kaizer Chiefs Seven' will be coached by former Springbok Gcobani Bobo, although the Amakhosi players will not be changing sporting codes as a rugby side will represent the Soweto giants.
 
"This is definitely a first for South African rugby and probably for South African sport," tournament promoter Willem Strauss told the media.
 
"Witnessing the social cohesion and interaction between different cultures, when the Bulls played their Super Rugby matches in Orlando in 2010, was the inspiration for inviting the soccer giants, Kaizer Chiefs, to participate in the NMB Sevens Premier League."
 
Springbok legend Breyton Paulse is set to captain the side, while coach Bobo admits getting involved with Chiefs is a dream come true.
 
"In my early days in sport, I wanted nothing more than to play for Kaizer Chiefs, become a legend and then move to Real Madrid," he said.
 
"It did not work out quite that way as I became a rugby player, but this opportunity to be associated with Kaizer Chiefs is one I cannot miss again.
 
"It will be a massive honour and privilege to coach their team.
 
"Breyton has vast experience as a player and to tap into that knowledge will be a massive boost to the rest of the team."

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