Action during one of the Rugby Sevens Series

Makerere University Rugby Grounds played host to the 5th Leg of the 2017 Guinness National Rugby Sevens series over the weekend.

With the Kobs seeking to seal their title defence, it turned out to be a weekend for the Entebbe Mongers, who fended off the Kobs in the finals to win the 5th Leg 21-15, inspired by playmaker Daniel Ladu.

Earlier, the semifinals were a show of might as Mongers defeated the Rhinos 21-5 while Kobs defeated the Rams 15-5.

Meanwhile, the 6th and final Leg of the 2017 Guinness National Rugby Sevens series will be played at Legends Rugby Grounds, home of the Kobs on the 16th September. Gates open at 8am and the games will be played all through the day.

Speaking after the games, Estella Muzito, the Head of Beers at Uganda Breweries Limited said; “We have come a long way and the teams are showing all vigor to fight till the last day. As we go into the finals, we hope the best team wins. As Guinness, we shall continue supporting rugby and we continue to prepare for the coming Rugby Africa 7s Cup in October.”

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 expected to take part.

 

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