Friday, April 2
*Argentina 38-14 Uganda
*Canada 40-5 Uganda
*Japan 19-12 Uganda

Quarter final:
*Argentina Vs Chile
*Japan Vs Spain
*Canada Vs Kenya
*Uganda Vs France

Uganda Rugby Cranes finished bottom of their group after losing three from as many games on the opening day of the Emirates Invitational 7s tournament.

The team lost 38-14 in the opener against Argentina; Philip and Michael scored a try each, the former made two conversions in the losing effort.

Norbert Okeny put Uganda in the lead against Japan before the side recovered to win 40-00.

In the last game, Philip Wokorach and Okeny scored a try each and Joseph Aredo split the uprights as the side lost 19-12 in a closely contested game.

Uganda finish bottom of the Red Pool with three points, a group that was topped by Argentina.

Consequently, Uganda will face France in the final match of the quarterfinals. France topped Blue group.

The Emirates Invitational 7s is a competitive training camp including two tournament weekends for a number of the best rugby sevens teams in the world.

The tourney is a preparation event in advance of the Olympic Games in Tokyo. Its being played back-to-back weekends April 2-3 and April 8-9 at The Sevens Stadium in Dubai.


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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