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Pirates Triumph In Kigezi To Set Up Decisive Coronation 7s

Saturday, November 13
*Betway KOBs 05-21 Black Pirates


Black Pirates beat leaders Betway KOBs in the Kigezi 7s final to set up a decisive finale of the National Rugby 7s next weekend.

The win sent Pirates to 99 points, three adrift of table-toppers KOBS who have 102 points, going into the sixth and final circuit due November 22-23 at Legends.

Ivan Magomu twice converted in response to tries from Desire Ayella and Conrad Wanyama to hand Pirates a 14-00 cushion at halftime.

Justin Kimono tried in the second half to hand KOBs a lifeline but Alex Aturinda put the game to bed when he crushed over before Magomu split the uprights to decorate Pirates’ deserved victory.

Pirates won their second straight circuit. Guinness photo

It was an outstanding performance for Pirates, off the back of Rujumba 7s victory, who topped Pool A after wins over Buffaloes, Sailors and Kabale Silverbacks.

They eliminated Rams in the Quarters before ousting Jinja Hippos in the semis to storm the final.

The Series was almost done a few weeks back when defending Champions KOBs won the first three (Mileke 7s, Gulu and Soroti) of six circuits.

But Pirates have managed to to dig deep to give themselves a chance going into the Coronation 7s, a two-day event which will be hosted by KOBs.

Pirates, to end up as eventual winners of the Series, will have to win the Coronation 7s and hope KOBs do not reach the final!

Catch me if you can!

Selected Results of the Kabale 7s:

Group Games

Round 1
Impis 05-14 Mongers
Kobs 22-00 Warriors
Hippos 26-21 Rams
Heathens 19-12 Mbarara Titans
Buffaloes 19-12 Sailors
Pirates 46-00 Kigezi Silverbacks

Round 2
Impis 5-12 Warriors
KOBs 31-00 Mongers
Hippos 38-05 Mbarara Titans
Heathens 24-07 Rams
Buffaloes 29-00 Silverbacks
Pirates 36-07 Sailors

Round 3:
Impis 00-27 KOBs
Mongers 15-10 Warriors
Hippos 07-17 Heathens
Rams 24-14 Mbarara Titans
Buffaloes 17-19 Pirates
Sailors 34-00 Silverbacks

Quarterfinals
Black Pirates 31-00 Rams
Heathens 27-00 Sailors
Kobs 29-00 Mongers
Buffaloes 05-14 Jinja Hippos

Semis
KOBs 19-07 Heathens
Pirates 26-05 Jinja Hippos

Final
KOBs 05-21 Pirates


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