Kobs celebrate their Jinja Sevens triumph Credit: Courtesy
[/media-credit] Kobs skipper Joseph Aredo recieves the Kyadondo 7s trophy Credit: Courtesy

After the opening two circuits of the National Sevens Championship, Kobs were comfortably leading the log and had not put a foot wrong.

However, hell broke loose when five of their seven starters were summoned to join the national sevens team preparing for the Africa Sevens Championship slated for October.

That was the end of the winning story for the Legends outfit. And, barring disaster, Buffaloes look set to clinch this year’s championship.

Having failed to make the final for the first time at the Legends circuit, Kobs assembled a team of rookies to feature at the Gulu sevens, and the results were far from pleasing but rather expected.

Despite winning all their pool games, Kobs were far from convincing and were eventually figured out at the quarterfinal stage when they fell to Rhinos.

From finishing fourth at Legends, Kobs dropped to fifth in Gulu and only garnered 13 points. From topping the table, Kobs dropped to third place behind Heathens and new table leaders Buffaloes.

Having scored 31 tries in each of the first two circuits, Kobs only managed 15 at Legends and a meager 10 in Gulu.

For the Legends outfit to stand a chance of winning the overall title, perfection will be required at both the Makerere sevens and the Kitaka sevens.

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