Action during one of the Rugby Sevens Series

This weekend Makerere University Rugby Grounds, home of the Makerere Impis, will be the battle ground of the 5th Leg of the ongoing Guinness 2017 National Rugby Sevens series.

Coming off a thrilling weekend in Gulu that saw the Buffaloes win their first trophy, the teams will be want to make a mark and also try to use every opportunity to gain a competitive advantage over the Series leaders, the Kobs.

As it stands, the Kobs have a two-win advantage while the Heathens and Buffaloes both have one win amongst them.

Meanwhile, the Ladies category continues to be a fight between the Entebbe Ladies and the Thunderbirds.

As they get ready for the 5th Leg at Makerere Rugby Grounds, they will be looking to fend each other off for the ultimate prize.

Revelers should look forward to expect lots of discounted Guinness drinks and goodies from Guinness. The games start at 8:30am till 6pm.

Speaking ahead of the Makerere leg, Grace Namutebi, the Brand Manager Premium Beers at Uganda Breweries Limited said; “Makerere Rugby Grounds will provide a high tempo atmosphere for the already an already heated up Guinness Rugby Sevens series.

The clubs are all fighting to win the trophy and we can see it will go down the wire. We would like to encourage fans to come and support their teams as well as the rugby game.”

Guinness joined the rugby fraternity to help support and build the sport in the country as well as pivot the national sevens team to greater heights.

The new sevens format has ten core member clubs and two invitational teams at each circuit. There is a weekly ranking of teams based on their performance during the circuits.

The rugby 7s series is taking place in six venues around the country with twenty-two teams and an estimated 2,000 participants that are taking part.

2017 National Rugby Sevens Series dates and Circuit Venues

1st Leg

Saturday, 12th August

Kyadondo Rugby Grounds

 

2nd Leg

Saturday, 19th August

Jinja Dam Waters Rugby Grounds

 

3rd Leg

Saturday, 26th August

Legends Rugby Grounds

 

4th Leg

Saturday, 2nd September

Gulu Rugby Grounds

 

5th Leg

Saturday, 9th September

Makerere University Rugby Grounds

 

6th Leg

Saturday, 16th September

Legends Rugby Grounds

 

Participating Teams

Circuit;

 

1st Leg Core Teams:

HIMA Cement HEATHENS;

BETWAY KOBS;

TOYOTA BUFFALOES;

MAKERERE IMPIS;

PIRATES;

RIMULA RHINOS;

MUTONI WARRIORS;

RAMS;

SADOLIN MONGERS;

JINJA HIPPOS

 

1st Leg Invited Teams:

ENGSOL STALLIONS

KYAMBOGO UNIVERSITY

 

2nd Leg Invited Teams:

WALUKUBA RUGBY CLUB

ELGON WOLVES

 

3rd Leg Invited Teams:

UGANDA CHRISTIAN UNIVERSITY

MBARARA UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY

 

4th Leg Invited Teams:

GULU ELEPHANTS

To Be Qualified

 

5th Leg Invited Teams:

To Be Qualified

To Be Qualified

 

6th Leg Invited Teams:

To Be Qualified

To Be Qualified

 

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