Saturday, April 23

Round One
•Kenya 19-00 Senegal
•Uganda 71-00 Burundi
•Zimbabwe 12-14 Burkina Faso
•Madagascar 52-00 Botswana
•Namibia 17-10 Ghana
•Zambia 07-33 Cameroon
•Tunisia 14-00 Mauritius

*Tries – Aaron Ofoyrwoth (2), Phillip Wokorach (4), Michael Wokorach, Timothy Kisiga, Adrian Kasito, Nobert Okeny, Claude Otema.
*Conversions – Phillip Wokorach (8)


Phillip Wokorach lived to his star billing as hosts Uganda got their 2022 Rugby Africa Sevens off to a perfect start in a Nile Special sponsored event at Kyadondo.

Wokorach scored four tries and made eight conversions in a player of the match show as Uganda eased past Burundi 71-00.

Aaron Ofoyrwoth scored a brace, while Timothy Kisiga, Michael Wokorach, Adrian Kasito, Nobert Okeny and Claude Otema crossed a line as well.

French-based star Phillip Wokorach

Uganda, 2016 and 2017 champions, got out of the blocks early, led 38-00 at halftime and Burundi as expected barely put up a contest.

The team, cheered up a sizeable crowd that braved the early mist to storm the gates of Kyadondo, progresses to round two.

Uganda is joined by Seven other nations including Defending champions Kenya who beat Senegal 19-00 in the first game.

Fans at Kyadondo
Fans enjoying Nile Special at Kyadondo

In Round two, the eight winners (including best loser Zimbabwe) from round one are grouped in two pools where the top two in each pool will reach the semis.

The tournament, returning in Kampala for the first time since 2017, is a Qualifier for 2022 World Cup Rugby 7s where top three teams will book slots to South African event.

The top two teams, outside Kenya, will qualify for the Commonwealth games in Birmingham.

Updated:

Uganda has now been pooled in a group with Tunisia, Burkina Faso and Zambia.

The other group has Kenya, Namibia, Madagascar and Zimbabwe.

Past Winners
2000 – Zimbabwe
2004 – Kenya
2008 – Kenya
2012 – Zimbabwe
2013 – Kenya
2014 – South Africa
2015 – Kenya
2016 – Uganda
2017 – Uganda
2018 – Zimbabwe
2019 – Kenya
2020 – N/A (Covid19)
2021 – N/A (Covid19)
2022 – ??


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Brian Kawalya is an Award winning Journalist, Director and Chief Sports Writer of The-SportsNation, covering top events and breaking some of the biggest stories.

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