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Rugby sevens ready to adventure against Samoa

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Uganda rugby sevens contingent is already in San Francisco getting in shape for their maiden feel of the Sevens World Cup. The Rugby Cranes Sevens face Samoa hoping to make a game of a contest that most think will be one-sided. Of the 24 teams gracing this event, Uganda is seeded 20th while our opponents are seeded 13th.

Besides the superiority in seeding, Samoa has the most successful coach in the sevens competitions. Sir Gordon Tietjenis has two sevens World Cups won in 2001 and 2013 and also has twelve World Sevens Series to his name.

However, although it looks more of just an adventure for the boys, many of the players who travelled have at least played on such stage. Solomon Okia, Michael Wokorach and Philip Wokorach previously  impressed in similar engagements and the hope is that there will be more of the same.

The winner of the fixture will face fourth seeded England, winners of the first Sevens World Cup in 1999. The loser of will have to save their campaign as they will be placed in the bowl category alongside other losers of the opening round.

Pirates look to avoid slip as sevens head home

Toppers of the maiden Guinness Rugby Series, Black Pirates will this weekend plot to resist any further slowdown as they play host to the fifth round of the sevens series at Legends Rugby Club. Pirates kicked off the series with two winning runs but their last outings have seen them lose the final and get knocked out in the semis in Mbarara last weekend.

With their win in Mbarara, Betway Kobs managed to keep pace with Pirates at the summit. Pirates lead with 78 points, while Kobs are on 71 points. For the rest it appears to be a damage limitation exercise, with nearly 20 points to make up on the leaders.



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