Uganda rugby poster boy Phillip Wokorach left for Bourges, France last Thursday where he could land a permanent move at Bourges XV if he impresses in the trials.
Bourges XV, a fifth division side will get a glimpse of Wokorach when he turns out for his first session on Tuesday in central France.
“My first training session is on Tuesday (today),” confirmed Wokorach before disclosing the duration of his trials.
“The trials will last for the next two weeks,” he added.
Nafasi Rugby, an Australian registered sport development organisation which has Wokorach as one of their ambassadors was quick to wish him well, adding credibility to the development.
“Good luck Phillip! Your achievements will inspire future generations of Ugandan players,” read a post from one of their social media platforms.
Wokorach has had humble journey from Naguru where he met the game through Kyadondo Rugby Club. He would later join tag rugby before heading to Hana Mixed where a gem was born, winning every schools title there to be won.
His club rugby journey started at Stallions to Buffaloes and Hima Heathens where big spending Kenyan side Kabras Sugar pounced in 2017 with a contract he could hardly turn down.
In return, he’d take Kenya rugby by storm and his departure will leave Kenya rugby gaping.
Wokorach is the country’s most popular player known for his flashy feet and kicking. His style of play has won him plaudits everywhere he has played. He has represented both the 7s and15s Cranes sides, Samurai 7s on top of winning multiple individual accolades. The reigning USPA Rugby Player of the Year has had trials before in England.
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