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Mileke 7s 2019 : The Round Up

The fourth edition of the 2019 Roke 7s, Mileke 7s, hosted by DusuPay Warriors at Legends and the Betway Kobs were reigning supreme at the end of the day.

Round 1:

Betway Kobs had an easy introduction into the day with their opponents not making in time, hence the walkover being awarded. Their nearest challengers, the Pirates, turned the heat on Rujumba 7s quarter-finalists winning 40-00 with what turned out to be the day’s biggest winning margin.

Kobs 20-00 Stallions (walk-over)
Buffaloes 14-05 Mongers
Pirates 40-00 Walukuba
Warriors 10-10 Impis
Heathens 22-05 Rams
Hippos 19-07 Rhinos

Round 2:

All higher ranked teams made easy of their opponents with Pirates again the biggest winners of the round

Kobs 12-05 Buffaloes
Mongers 31-00 Stallions
Pirates 31-05 Warriors
Impis 21-15 Walukuba
Heathens 17-07 Hippos
Rhinos 00-14 Rams

Round 3:

With main cup quarters on the line, the hosts thrust themselves into contention after a win over Walukuba, condemning them to placement semis.

Kobs 22-07 Mongers
Buffaloes 31-00 Stallions
Pirates 36-00 Impis
Warriors 19-10 Walukuba
Heathens 14-12 Rhinos
Hippos 05-07 Rams

Quarterfinals:

For the first time this year, Impis made the main cup quarters alongside Graveyard rivals, MRI Rams at the expense of Jinja’s boys, the Hippos and Walukuba Barbarians.

FYI, Jinja Hippos were semi-finalists at Rujumba 7s in Bweyogerere.

QF1 : Kobs 33-05 Mongers
QF2 : Pirates 28-12 Impis
QF3 : Heathens 12-07 Warriors
QF4 : Buffaloes 24-10 Rams

Placement playoffs:

Hippos settled for 9th, 5 places worse than their accumulation from Rujumba 7s, which means Rhinos finish in the bottom 3 for two rugby 7s editions in a row. Mongers got the better of Rams to finish 7th.

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9th Place Playoff :

Hippos 15-05 Rhinos

7th Place Playoff:

Mongers 22-00 Rams

Semifinals:

Buffaloes proved a hard nut to crack for Kobs being as close as 14-12 at half time, but two tries from Norbert Okeny sent the latter through to the final.

Despite breathing heavily down Pirates necks from the Heathens, a late mistake gifted Nkore William an easy run towards the line to make a full score and send his team to the finals.

Kobs 24-12 Buffaloes
Pirates 19-05 Heathens

Placement Playoffs:

Impis recorded their highest finish this year thanks to a late Luhoni Jonathan try, and finished 5th. It has become custom for Heathens and Buffaloes to settle for crumbs left behind by Pirates and Kobs in the third place playoffs, with Heathens now on 3 wins, while Buffaloes count one.

5th Place Playoff:

Impis 12-05 Warriors

3rd Place Playoff:

Heathens 12-05 Buffaloes

Final:

We have made peace with finals having Kobs and Pirates. Kobs though, made an easy meal of the Buddu 7s champs with Adrian Kasito pulling the strings for the blue army. He landed two tries, with Okeny gathering two as well as Jurua, as Kobs claimed the Mileke 7s trophy.

Kobs 25-05 Pirates

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