Eastern FS rugby league invites FLR

Eastern FS rugby league invites FLR

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Maseru – The Federation of Lesotho Rugby (FLR) has expressed its delight following an invitation to compete in the Griffons Rugby Eastern Free State League.

FLR decided to pull out of the league in March after a dispute with local club Giants Rugby and the federation’s secretary general Litšitso Motšeremeli admitted the fallout between the association and Giants affected their relations with the Griffons league.

Lesotho will now only be represented by Maseru Select which is made up of players from teams in the local Lesotho Rugby Championship.

Before the fallout, Lesotho was represented by Giants and Maseru Select.

Motšeremeli said going back to the Griffons league will improve and motivate local players.

“We have been invited to back to the Griffons League. They asked if Lesotho was still interested in participating. It’s something we sat down and decided yes,” Motšeremeli told thepost yesterday.

“If you remember, after our fallout with Giants we had to withdraw from the league because the fallout was affecting our relations with the Griffons league.”

He added: “We are very happy because even though we do lose to these South African teams, it does help us when it comes to international games because we do win them. We are really happy for the players.”

The news comes at a time the national rugby team Likatola is enjoying a rich vein of form. In May, Likatola finished third at the Africa Cup Division 2 championship in Rwanda and ended their year by beating Malawi 31-11 away from home in August.

In total, Lesotho has won four of its seven international matches since its debut in 2012.

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