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Guinness 7s: Betway KOBs Win in Gulu To Extend Lead

Saturday, October 9
*Final: Betway KOBs 03-00 Pirates

Betway KOBs were crowned champions of the Gulu circuit on Saturday at Pece Stadium in the second leg of the 2021 Guinness National Rugby Sevens Series.

KOBs beat Pirates 03-00 in a closely contested final, which was a repeat of last Sunday’s match up at Legends during the Mileke Circuit.

James Ijongat split the sticks with a drop kick in the second half for the only points on board in the final.

It was an improved performance for Pirates from last Sunday but they lost to a better KOBs side who finished the whole the whole circuit minus conceding a point.

KOBs lost Joseph Aredo just minutes into the final but remained in character to get the job done.

MVP Ian Munyani of Betway KOBs. URU photo

KOBs topped Pool A; sweeping off Elephants, Warriors and Impis to storm the quarters where they eased last Rams 38-00.

In the semis, they beat Warriors 40-00 while Pirates edged Heathens in the other semis.

For their win, KOBs, take Sh500,000 while circuit MVP Ian Munyani took Sh250000 thanks to Guinness.

The win hands KOBs 22 points to move to 44 points, six above Pirates on 38 after two circuits.

Gulu Circuit selected results:

Quarterfinals
*Pirates 50-00 Impis
*Heathens 17-07 Hippos
*Betway KOBs 38-00 Rams
*Buffaloes beat Warriors

Semis:
*Pirates 19-12 Heathens
*Betway KOBs 40-00 Warriors

Final:
*Betway KOBs 03-00 Pirates

Four Circuits still on the Card:
*Soroti 7s (Soroti Rangers/Soroti) – Oct 16
*Rujumba 7s (Black pirates/King’s Park) – Oct 30/31
*Kabale 7s (Rams/ Kabale) – Nov 6
*Coronation 7s (BSO/Legends) – Nov 13/14


Brian Kawalya

Brian Kawalya

Chief Sports Writer
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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