Saturday Results
Australia 43-5 Uganda
England 40-0 Uganda
Sri-Lanka 14-17 Uganda

Uganda Rugby Cranes are to battle Malaysia in the Bowl Competition of the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Rugby Sevens on Sunday after finishing third in pool D courtesy of an amazing comeback to earn a 14-17 victory over Sri Lanka.

Uganda scored a try at the death to break Sri Lankan hearts and send their fans who were surprisingly numerous into raptures at the Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow.

Michael Wokorach, Phillip Wokorach and Emmanuel Ecodu scored a try each along with James Ijongat who converted once to overturn Sri Lanka’s early 7-0 lead, Cranes finishing with five points, two shy of England and clear of Sri Lanka.

Australia 43-5 Uganda

Cranes had earlier succumbed to a 43-5 loss in their first match on Saturday afternoon, losing to Australia despite Emmanuel Ecodu scoring Uganda’s only try in the final minutes of the encounter.

The Australian’s physicality and support play couldn’t be matched by Uganda, the African side mounted credible defence to put Skipper Ed Jenkins side under pressure unlike Sri Lanka.

Emmanuel Ecodu made a brilliant corner-posting tackle to deny playmaker Tom Lucas a try but Thomas Cusak, Jesse Parahi and back Greg Jeloudev proved superior with an edge over the Ugandans.

England 40-0 Uganda

Rugby Cranes failed to put up a single point against giants England who took an early 7-0 lead before improving to 21-0 score line for half time.

England that finished second in pool D with 7 points scored a last minute try against Uganda to fortify their advantage, through John Blake, assisted by Christian Lewis-Pratt, sealing their victory.

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