Uganda’s victory in the African Rugby 7s in Nairobi has booked them a place in three major tournaments in the next six months. This includes a place at the Emirates Airline Dubai Sevens in December.
It has now been confirmed that as African champions, the Uganda Rugby Cranes will take part in the Emirates Airline Dubai Sevens December 2-13 as an invitational side. They have been drawn alongside South Africa, USA and Scotland in Pool B.
Uganda will also be the invited team for the HSBC Cape Town Sevens mid December.
By virtue of finishing in the top two positions, Uganda and Namibia qualified to represent Africa at the HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series Qualifier in Hong Kong in March.
Uganda were crowned winners of the Rugby Africa Sevens at the weekend after rolling over top seeds Kenya and Zimbabwe, then beating Namibia 38-19 in the final.
“It has been long coming and the boys have finally done it after many years. We got hungrier and had the belief after we beat Zimbabwe in our first match” said coach Tolbert Onyango. ”
James Odong and Philip Wokorach played key roles for Uganda in Nairobi. In the final, Wokorach, kicked four conversions and set Odong up for one of his two tries. He also crossed the line himself as the Rugby Cranes sealed a memorable triumph.