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Nile Special 7s: Heathens lead series after winning in Arua

Heathens (yellow) in action against Hippos in the final. (Photo: Hassan Omar Wamwayi)

Nile Special 7s, Arua circuit
Heathens 10-00 Hippos

Heathens have gone to the top of the table of the Nile Special 7s after winning the third circuit played on Saturday at the Greenlight Stadium in Arua.

Heathens beat Hippos 10-00 in the Arua circuit final and completed the entire event unbeaten just like in the second circuit where they again beat the Jinja based side in the final.

Joacquim Chisano and Malcom Daniel Okello were the difference in the final as their unconverted tries earned Heathens victory in West Nile sub-region as Hippos were once again subjected to a bride’s maid role.

Heathens now have 56 points, just two ahead of second placed Stanbic Black Pirates who have been leading in the opening two circuits.

Heathens faced Pirates twice in Arua and came atop in both the semifinal and group stage games. Lawrence Seebuliba ran the show in the semis scoring twice and was later named circuit MVP as he consistently crossed the whitewash throughout the event. Chris Lubanga’s conversions were good.

In their group stage game, Seebuliba ran in a hat-trick of tries as Heathens beat Pirates 24-00 in their group stage game. Chisano scored the other try while Lubanga managed two conversions.

Meanwhile, to reach the finals, Hippos beat Impis 16-05.

Hippos are third on the series table with 51 points while Impis are fourth with 46 points.

Rams are fifth with 42 points, Buffaloes have dipped down to sixth position with 39 points while title holders Kobs are still struggling and are seventh with 30 points.

Warriors are eighth with 27 points while Walukuba Barbarians and Mongers both have 23 points but the latter is at the bottom of the 10-team core sides table.

The next circuit of the Nile Special 7s will be hosted by Pirates on 3rd and 4th September. Three more circuits will be played at Buhinga Stadium in Fort Portal, at Bugembe in Jinja and finally at Kyadondo Rugby Club in Kampala.


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