Ugandan Rugby Sevens team wins the Africa Rugby Sevens
The Uganda Men’s Rugby Sevens team defeated all opposition to win the Africa Rugby Sevens Championship to earn qualification to the 2022 Rugby World Cup to be held in Cape Town and the 2022 Commonwealth Games to be held in Birmingham. It will be their fourth appearance at the Commonwealth Games since Melbourne 2006 and the 2nd appearance in a row at the Sevens Rugby World Cup.
The main difference is that we shall represent Africa as the 2nd best team on the continent.
South Africa had automatically qualified as the Hosts. Uganda burst out the blocks with a 71-00 thrashing of Burundi on the morning of 23rd April. We later beat Tunisia and Zambia and Burkina Faso to qualify for the Semifinals on Day 2 where we beat neighbours Kenya 27-14 to qualify for the final against a struggling Zimbabwe Cheetahs whom we dismissed 26-00 in a rush.
The atmosphere in the stands was electrifying with jubilant rugby fans at the Kyadondo Rugby Grounds. The team made history yet again and it was sobering seeing the Minister of State for Sports Hon. Hamson Obua addressed the lads and promised more help to the team as it prepares for the international tournaments in Cape Town and Birmingham.