Kitaka Memorial Sevens: Kobs, Buffaloes drawn in same pool

Kobs players

With only two points separating table leaders Kobs and second placed Buffaloes, the Kitaka Memorial Sevens, hosted by the former, will decide the winner of this year’s National Sevens Championship.

The fight for the title, for the two sides, will start as early as 1.49pm when they face off in the last game of Pool B.

Edgar Lemerigar’s Buffaloes and their rivals have been drawn together in Pool B for the final round of the championship. The two will be joined by Makerere Impis and Elgon Wolves in the pool.

Third placed Heathens, who are four points off the pace, will face competition from Pirates, Makerere Sevens winners Mongers and Stallions in Pool A.

Makerere Sevens losing semifinalists Rams, Rhinos, Jinja Hippos and Warriors will all try to negotiate their way out of Pool C.

Both Buffaloes and Heathens failed to make it past the quarterfinal stage at Makerere and this brought Kobs, losing finalists, back into title contention.

Buffaloes fell 14-28 to Rhinos to bow out in the quarters and Kobs capitalized by finishing second, garnering 19 points to regain table leadership.

Mongers defeated hosts Impis 14-12 and Rhinos 21-5 in the semis before shocking Kobs 21-15 to become the fourth team to win a circuit this season.

The Kitaka Sevens will crown the season that has traversed the central, Eastern and Northern regions.

Having won the first two circuits of the year (Kyadondo, Jinja), Kobs went mute in the next three events and have since managed just one finals appearance.

In honour of their former player Edward Kitaka, Kobs will be looking to win the circuit and defend the overall title.