Kitaka Memorial Sevens: Three horse race

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Kobs celebrate their Jinja Sevens triumph

Only four points separate table leaders Kobs and third placed Heathens heading into the final circuit of the 2017 National Sevens Championship.

The title race is wide open with three teams all in the run for the overall title.

While Kobs and Buffaloes have the advantage, Heathens are still contenders although their triumph will have to be supported by results from the rest of the challengers.

National Sevens Table

Edgar Lemerigar’s Buffaloes, on 89 points, trail Kobs (91) by 2 points and will need to win or finish in a better position than Kobs to claim the championship.

The two sides are drawn together in Pool B for the final round of the championship and will start their battle early in the day.

Having failed to make the semifinals in Gulu, Kobs recovered and took advantage of Heathens and Buffaloes misfortune of not making the semis at Makerere last weekend to claim top position.

Buffaloes, who finished a lowly seventh at Makerere, only garnered 10 points to drop into second place and 2 points off the pace.

Fourth placed Pirates, on 67 points, can’t win the title as maximum points at Legends would only put them level on points with second placed Buffaloes.

On 62 points, Rams are fifth on the log while Warriors occupy sixth place with 61 points.

Rhinos, who missed the Jinja Sevens, have collected 53 points to sit seventh on the table.

Mongers (52), Jinja Hippos (45) and Impis (43) complete the log in eighth, ninth and tenth place respectively.

Kitaka Sevens Fixtures

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

Having won the first two circuits of the year (Kyadondo, Jinja), Kobs went mute in the next three event 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.