Perennial rivals Black Pirates and Kobs are likely to meet in the semifinals of the fourth circuit of the Guinness 7s during the final bend of the event on Sunday at Kings Park in Bweyogerere, Kampala.
After coming out of their groups without a scratch on Saturday, Kobs take on Impis in the opening quarter final on Sunday while hosts Black Pirates will be up against Rhinos. The winners among the four sides will meet in the semis.
Having both emerged unbeaten on Saturday in the Central Circuit also dubbed Rujumba 7s, Kobs and Pirates could go ahead and cause havoc to their quarter final opponents before possibly taking on each other later in the day.
At group stage level, Pirates took charge of Pool C on Saturday, condemning Kisubi Pacers, Sailors (their development side) and Warriors to 52-00, 45-00 and 24-00 beatings respectively. The home side didn’t concede a point.
Kobs on the other hand showed their intention to retain the title with victories over Rams 2 (62-00), Rams (31-10) and Jinja Hippos (07-22).
Earlier in the series, Kobs and Pirates met in the finals of the opening two circuits held in Kampala and Gulu last month with the former coming atop in both occasions.
Kobs lead the Guinness 7s 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, on Sunday Pirates will seek for an absolution in their own backyard but Kobs 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. It will be hosted by Rams at Kabale Stadium.
Main Cup Quarterfinal Fixtures:
QF 1: Kobs vs Impis
QF 2: Black Pirates vs Rhinos
QF 3: Buffaloes vs Jinja Hippos
QF 4: Heathens vs Sailors
Main Cup Semifinal Fixtures:
SF 1: Winner QF 1 vs Winner QF 2
SF 2: Winner QF 3 vs Winner QF 4
Main Cup Final:
Winner SF 1 vs Winner SF 2