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Nile Special 7s: Kobs win in Fort Portal but Hippos go top

Joseph Aredo (with the ball) was named circuit MVP. (Photo: Nile Special)

Nile Special 7s, fifth circuit
Kobs 10-07 Jinja Hippos
Kobs 29-00 Walukuba
Hippos 14-07 Mongers

Kobs on Saturday picked their second circuit victory in the Nile Special 7s after they beat Jinja Hippos 10-07 in the finals at Buhinga Stadium in Fort Portal Tourism City.

Kobs were inspired by Joseph Aredo throughout the event and the star was named the most valuable player.

Kobs who also won the fourth circuit held at Kings Park Arena, Bweyogerere in Wakiso District now rejuvenate themselves after struggling in the first three circuits that saw them not go past the quarterfinals.

Kobs who are title holders now climb to the podium of the Nile Special 7s table as they are third with 74 points after a commanding display in the West in a circuit dubbed Tooro 7s.

Jinja Hippos who have played in many finals but lost in all now lead the table with 87 points whilst Heathens who were leading before the Fort Portal event where they struggled are second with 85 points

Stanbic Black Pirates who won the opening circuit have continued to struggle in the series. In Fort Portal they didn’t even make it out of the group stage. They are now fourth on the table with 72 points.

The next circuit of the Nile Special 7s will be played at Bugembe in Jinja. The final event of the season will be played at Kyadondo Rugby Club in Kampala.


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