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Guinness 7s: Heathens aim for improved display in fourth circuit

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Heathens (green and white) in action against Black Pirates in the semifinals of the Northern Circuit held in Gulu City.

Event: Guinness 7s
Dates: 6th and 7th November 2021
Venue: Kings Park, Bweyogerere

For the first time in the Guinness 7s, Heathens reached the final of the series during the previous (third) circuit held in Soroti City last month. They beat Black Pirates 10-05 in the semis before losing 14-00 to Kobs in the final.

In the fourth circuit of the series dubbed Rujumba 7s slated for Saturday, 6th and Sunday, 7th at Kings Park in Bweyogerere, Kampala, Heathens are eager to not just reach the podium but also hoist the circuit title and claim UGX500,000 that comes with it.

Fresh from the Safari 7s where he finished as top points scorer, Heathens star Aaron Ofoywroth is confident that his side can finish atop if they play their way.

“Heathens is a good team, we just need to be composed in order to win circuits. I believe we shall win one of the remaining circuits,” Ofoywroth said.

“We also need to put in a good shift and fully focus on the game. Personally I’m ready for this weekend’s circuit and I’m hoping that we emerge victorious,” Ofoywroth added.

Heathens are seeded in Pool B with Mongers, Rhinos and Entebbe Jaguars.

Buffaloes, Impis, Stallions and Eagles are in Pool D whilst circuit hosts Black Pirates are in Pool C alongside their development side Sailors. Warriors and second tier side Pacers are in the same group.

Table leaders Kobs are in Pool A. Jinja Hippos, Rams and their development side Rams 2 are in the same pool.

However, with three out of six circuits of the Guinness 7s played, Kobs lead the table with 66 points, 11 ahead of second placed Black Pirates and 13 ahead of third placed Heathens. Kobs are also unbeaten in all the stages of the circuits of the series, subjecting everyone to a bridesmaids role as they continue to Shine Brightest in each and every outing.

However, home side Pirates will seek for an absolution in their own backyard after losing in the finals of the opening two circuits to Kobs, who will instead want to put one hand on the title.

After the Bweyogerere do, teams will brave for high altitude rugby when embark on a sojourn to Kabale for the fifth circuit of the campaign.

Guinness 7s, Rujumba Circuit Pools
A – Kobs, Hippos, Rams & Rams 2
B – Heathens, Mongers, Rhinos & Entebbe Jaguars
C – Black Pirates, Warriors, Sailors & Pacers
D – Buffaloes, Impis, Stallions & Eagles.

Guinness 7s schedule.
*1st Leg : 2nd & 3rd October. Warriors/Legends (Central Circuit). Winners: Kobs
*2nd Leg: 9th October. Gulu Elephants/Gulu grounds (Northern Circuit). Winners: Kobs
*3rd Leg: 16th October. Soroti. Rangers/ Soroti Stadium (Eastern Circuit). Winners: Kobs
*4th Leg: 6th/7th November. Black pirates/ King’s Park (Central Circuit)
*5th Leg: 13th November. Rams RFC/ Kabale Stadium (Western Circuit)
*6th Leg: 20th/21st November. BSO/Legends (Central Circuit).

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