KOBs edges Heathens to clinch Rujumba Sevens title

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By Morris Rawal

 Results

Quarters

Jinja Hippos 17-12 Rhinos

Pirates 05-12 Heathens

Rams 12-17 Buffaloes

KOBs 31-00 Sailors

Semis

Buffaloes 12-17 KOBs

Heathens 10-05 Jinja Hippos

Final

Heathens 07-10 KOBs

Table after four Circuits

  1. Heathens – 75
  2. Jinja Hippos – 68
  3. Pirates – 65
  4. Buffaloes – 54
  5. Rams – 54
  6. Impis – 53
  7. KOBs – 52
  8. Warriors – 35
  9. Walukuba – 30
  10. Mongers – 28

KOBs supporters who watched their team lose in the first three rounds in Wakiso, Entebbe, and Arua, this time had a tremendous experience watching their team pop out bottles of Nile Special beer in celebration.

KOBs clinched the fourth circuit of the National Rugby Sevens title held on Sunday at Kings Park in Bweyogerere.

The fourth circuit was named the Rujumba Sevens.

 KOBs humbled Heathens 10-07 in the finals.

To give KOBs their first circuit victory, Aaron Jurua and Derrick Tukwasibwe scored two unconverted tries.

Lawrence Ssebuliba gifted Heathens a finals try.

KOBs defeated the Jaguars (34-00), Rhinos (17-05), and Impis (14-00) to win their group on Saturday and advance to the knockout stage.

After easily defeating Sailors 31-0 in the main quarterfinal, KOBs edged Buffaloes 17-12 to advance.

In contrast, Heathens defeated Jinja Hippos 10-05 in the semifinal after defeating the host, Pirates 12-05 in the quarterfinals.

The league will resume with Tooro 7s in Buhinga after a two-week hiatus,  Kyabazinga 7s in Bugembe, and Buffaloes 7s in Kyadondo, where the overall champion will be announced.

KOBs is in seventh place with 52 points and Heathens are in first place with 75 points.

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