National Rugby 7s: Pirates Overcome KOBs to Clinch First Circuit


The Stanbic Black Pirates emerged as champions of the first circuit of the Nile Special National Rugby 7s, defeating their fierce rivals— KOBs,19-7 in the final at Dam Waters in Jinja.

This victory marked the Sea Robbers’ unbeaten run throughout the first circuit but also ended that of KOBs.

Pirates began their campaign on a high note, securing victories in all their pool games on the first day.

In the quarterfinals, they overwhelmed Buffaloes with a resounding 35-0 victory, easing their way into the semifinal.

Facing Impis in the semifinals, Pirates continued their relentless performance, defeating the former 24-07.

On the other side of the tournament bracket, KOBs had also shown exceptional form throughout the competition.

Like Pirates, they had not suffered a single defeat until the final. However, it was Pirates who ultimately managed to end KOBs’ clean run of results, proving their mettle in the encounter.

Meanwhile, it was the Lady Cranes 1 select side who emerged victorious in the women’s campaign after a closely contested battle in the final against their counterparts from the second select team—Lady Cranes 2.

With the first circuit now concluded, all eyes are set on the upcoming Bomah 7s, which will be held at Kitgum’s Bomah grounds on the 8th and 9th of July.

Whether or not Pirates will maintain their momentum in the circuit is yet to be seen as the other teams are looking at rising to claim the throne.

Pirates 19- 07 KOBs (men)
Lady Cranes 1- Lady Cranes 2

Semi Finals (men)
Impis 07-24 Prates
Kobs 15-12 Heathens

Quarter finals
Walukuba 12-14 Impis
Pirates 35-00 Buffaloes
KOBs 12-07 Hippos
Heathens 19-12 Rhinos

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