The last outing of the Stanbic Bank National Sevens Circuit is happening this weekend and two Ugandan teams will be taking part, i.e. Black Pirates and Emerging Uganda 7s; and it so happens the pools have been released.
Ugandan National Sevens champions, Black Pirates were thrown in the deep end as they have been grouped alongside Dala 7s champions, Stanbic Mwamba, Kabras Sugar Rugby and Dala 7s Challenge Trophy winners, Mean Machine.
The other team, Emerging Uganda 7s have been grouped alongside Ngong Road rivals, Impala Saracens and Kenya Harlequins. Impala Saracens ended last weekend in third, after beating KCB 12-07 in the third place playoff, while Harlequins lost the the fifth place playoff to Nondescripts, 19-07.
The Pirates team will be going up against a Kabras side that features a few Ugandans like Wokorach Philip, Ivan Kirabo, Asuman Mugerwa and Pius Ogena. The same goes for the emeging Uganda 7s charges who will playing against a Quins side that houses Solomon Okia, Joseph Aredo, Ronald Musajja, Daudi Ssemwami and Aaron Ofoywroth.
2017 National Sevens champions, Betway Kobs, were the last Ugandan side to feature in the Christie 7s and were grouped with Catholic Monks, Kabras Sugar, and KCB. The groups were harsh to them but at the end of the two-day event, they were shield winners after beating Daystar, 29-22.
Pool A: Mwamba, Kabras Sugar, Mean Machine, Pirates
Pool B: Homeboyz, Top Fry Nakuru, Menegai Oilers, South Africa Select
Pool C: Impala Saracens, Kenya Harlequins, Northern Suburbs, Emerging Uganda
Pool D: KCB, Nondies, Kisii, Strathmore Leos.