Sunday, September 11
*Germany 12-19 Uganda
Uganda men’s national rugby sevens team, the Uganda Sevens, beat Germany to win the Bowl final at the 2022 Rugby World Cup Sevens in South Africa.
Coach Tolbert Onyango’s charges won 19-12 in a closely contested final on Sunday at the Cape Town Stadium.
Philip Wokorach scored the opening try before Ian Munyani Michael Wokorach added one each to out-muscle the Germans.
The bowl means Uganda finish 17th at the World Cup, an improvement from the 19th finish they attained on their debut back in 2018 in San Francisco.
It’s a huge win for Uganda and a revenge well served against a Germany side that has taunted Uganda in the past including that defeat in Challenger Series recently in Santiago, Chile.
“It’s an absolutely big win for us, it’s the first time winning against Germany and you can see the boys are very happy and proud of themselves,” Michael Wokorach said on TV after the huge win.
“We have dug deep ever since we lost against Samoa and we came out strong on Day two, and day three we have finished with a very good performance against Germany.
“They are a very strong team but we knew our abilities and capabilities as a team and I think we came and executed well today.
“We fought hard for ourselves, we fought hard for our fans and we fought hard for our country.”
Uganda lost 33-07 to Samoa on Day one to suffer an early exit and had to settle for classification games thereafter.
They regrouped and beat South Korea 12-00 and Hong Kong 14-05 in quarters and semis respectively to reach the final.
Fiji beat New Zealand 29-12 to win the World Cup title while Ireland overcame Australia 19-14 in the bronze medal match.