Kyadondo Rugby Club

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Kyadondo Rugby Club is a rugby union ground in Kampala, Uganda.

It was built in 2000. Facilities include main ground, a training pitch and a club house.[1]

The ground is home to several club teams, among them Heathens RFC, a leading rugby club in Uganda.[2] It has also hosted home games of the Uganda national rugby union team, but the Uganda Rugby Union is considering hosting games at the National Stadium or Nakivubo Stadium due to limited capacity of Kyadondo.[3]

The club has also been a concert venue, Beenie Man is among the high-profile performers.[4]

July 2010 Kampala attacks[edit]

Kyadondo Rugby Club was one of the two scenes of the July 2010 Kampala attacks.[5] The second attack, consisting of two explosions in quick succession, occurred at 11:18 pm at Kyadondo Rugby Club, where state-run newspaper New Vision was hosting a screening of the match.[6] According to eyewitnesses, there was an explosion near the 90th minute of the match, followed seconds later by a second explosion that knocked out the lights at the field.[7] An explosion went off directly in front of a large screen that was showing the telecast from South Africa,[8] killing 49 people. The discovery of a severed head and leg at the rugby field suggests that it was a suicide attack carried out by an individual.[9] A third unexploded vest was later found.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kyadondo Rugby Club - About us
  2. ^ The Observer, November 29, 2010: Utl Kobs, MTN Heathens’ contrasting story in rugby
  3. ^ New vision, March 31, 2010: Namboole stadium to host rugby cranes
  4. ^ Daily Monitor, December 7, 2009: Beenie Man exhilarates Kampala
  5. ^ BBC News, July 12, 2010: Uganda's World Cup joy shattered by blasts
  6. ^ "33 die in Kampala bomb attacks". New Vision. 11 July 2010. Retrieved 12 July 2010. 
  7. ^ Karimi, Faith (12 July 2010). "Death toll rises to 64 in Uganda twin bombings". CNN. Retrieved 12 July 2010. 
  8. ^ "Over 40 die in Kampala bomb blasts". New Vision. 12 July 2010. Retrieved 12 July 2010. 
  9. ^ Kron, Josh (12 July 2010). "64 die in bomb attacks in Uganda during World Cup". Associated Press. Retrieved 12 July 2010. 
  10. ^ English.aljazeera.net. English.aljazeera.net (13 July 2010). Retrieved on 6 July 2011.

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