Hosts ease to rugby 7s top honours

Mukono. Eastern Africa University Games hosts Uganda Christian University (UCU), made light work of their opponents to win the inaugural 7s rugby tournament played at Namilyango College, Mukono.
UCU beat Makerere University (Mak), 28-12 in the final after both teams comfortably saw off most of their opponents in the games played on Thursday and Friday. Both topped their pools with nine points.
UCU’s only tough test came in a 14-12 win, during the Pool A games, against Mount Kenya University (MKU). The Varsity Games’ hosts also comfortably dismissed Makerere Business School (Mubs) 19-0 in the semi-final playoffs.

However, Makerere, who conceded only seven points in three pool B games, needed extra time to see off the resilient Kenyan side, United States International University (USIU) 17-12 in the semi-final playoffs. The jadedness told for Makerere as they were easily dismissed by an Ivan Magomu and Phillip Wokorach UCU. “I think the results speak for themselves. We had a good tournament, easily saw off our opponets. It was that easy,” Wokorach teased.
Meanwhile, Kenyan sides USIU and MKU also proved to be tough opponents for their Ugandan counterparts Mubs and Uganda Martyrs University in the bronze-medal and fifth place playoff matches respectively. Mubs lost 10-0 while UMU, who were granted a walkover against day two forfeiters Kyambogo in the semi final playoffs, were beaten 26-0.
Kenya Methodist University finished seventh after they were also granted a 28-0 ‘easy victory’ over Kyambogo. Kyambogo had beaten KMU 12-7 in the pool games.
Kyambogo suffered heavy defeats to Mubs (29-0) and Mak (24-0) on Thursday.

SOURCE: Daily Monitor


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