The Gambia number one rugby team, Rhinos will play a test match against the Smile team from England on Saturday the 9 April at the Buffer Zone ground at 3.00pm.
The match between the two friendly teams is geared towards building talents and skills, as part of the preparation for the 2015 Olympics 2015 for which The Gambia if qualify to raise her flag in the Olympic Games.
The Smile team has been in the country since last month and have organized series of rugby matches in schools and the local community in order to help the Gambia became one of the nations playing rugby across the world, and its support to the Rhinos is appreciated by every member of the team especially the coach Paul Sills.
Rhinos, since 2005 has registered tremendous success and improvement including the engagement of a veteran rugby player Paul Sills who is tactically preparing the team as a coach. Different test matches, both national and international matches were played, and the number of potential players increased. Recently the team was equipped with rugby materials like tackling bags, balls and jerseys.
The forthcoming match, according to the president of the team Billy, will just be a friendly, but will gain international coverage as the Smile team will publicize the match prior to their return.Billy the president of the team who doubles as a player spoke to this paper on Tuesday after training. He indicated that he is ready to do all it takes for the team to compete in the Olympics and represent the Gambia internationally. “The team has grown up and can now compete at any level,” he said.