National Rugby Sevens: KOBs Clinch Rujumba Circuit

Sunday, September 4
•Heathens 07-10 KOBs

KOBs were crowned champions of the Rujumba Circuit on Sunday at Kings Park in Bweyogerere in the fourth leg of the National Rugby Sevens.

KOBs, the defending champions of the National Sevens, beat leaders Heathens 10-07 in a grueling final.

Aaron Jurua and Derrick Tukwasibwe scored two unconverted tries to hand KOBs their first circuit win.

Lawrence Ssebuliba’s try proved not enough for Heathens who had won the last two outings.

KOBs win Rujumba Circuit

It has been a great outing for KOBs fans who had seen their team failing to make the semis in the opening three circuits – Wakiso, Entebbe and Arua.

They beat Jaguars (34-00), Rhinos (17-05) and Impis (14-00) to top the group and storm knockout in style on Saturday.

KOBs then eased past Sailors in the main Quarterfinal with a 31-0 victory before edging Buffaloes 17-12 to storm the final.

Heathens on the other hand, eliminated hosts Pirates 12-05 in the Quarterfinals before beating Jinja Hippos 10-05 in the semifinal.

The league will take a two week-long break before returning with Tooro 7s (Buhinga), then Kyabazinga 7s (Bugembe) and end with Buffaloes 7s (Kyadondo) when the overall winner will be crowned.

The 22 points clinched for winning Rujumba leave KOBs unmoved in seventh with 52 points while Heathens remain on top with 75.

Knockout Results

Quarters
*Rams 12-17 Buffaloes
*KOBs 31-00 Sailors
*Pirates 05-12 Heathens
*Jinja Hippos 17-12 Rhinos

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

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