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URU Postpones Coronation 7s After Bomb Attacks

Uganda Rugby Union has confirmed pushing the National Rugby 7s grand finale for a week due to Security Concerns.

This comes in the wake of twin suicide bombings in Kampala where Police confirmed three dead and over 30 injured.

The National Rugby 7s was set to end this weekend with the Coronation 7s at Legends.

“Currently, we are having a delicate security situation amidst us as evidenced as recently on November 16 with the two bombings,” reads a statement in part from URU Secretary General Peter Odongo.

“Under the current circumstances, we thought it best to get our security protocols reinforced and ready for the grand finale of this exciting series. Teams safety and welfare is paramount for all in the Sport.

“In light of this and the fact that movement of players and officials might be limited at this moment, we have had to postpone the grand finale of the 2021 Guinness 7s by one week to the weekend of November 27-28.”

Pirates beat KOBs 21-05 last weekend at the Kigezi 7s to claim their second straight win and move to 99 points, three adrift of table-toppers KOBS who have 102 points.

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