Credit: Alex Cook/Dubai 7s

Uganda has been drawn alongside Kenya in the Blue Pool for the second and final tournament at the Emirates Invitational 7s training camp in Dubai, UAE.

The tournament will be played from April 8-9, 2021 at the home of sevens, The Sevens Stadium.

  • BLUE POOL: Canada, Kenya, Spain, Uganda.

Last weekend in the first tournament, Uganda lost twice against Canada, 40-15 in the pool stage and 38-07 in the Cup Quarterfinal. The Rugby Cranes got their only win of the weekend in the 7/8th place playoff match, beating Spain by 24-19.

Uganda did not meet Kenya at any stage during the first weekend. The Shujaa finished a high and impressive third at the tournament behind France and Argentina.

Joseph Aredo Credit: Alex Cook/Dubai 7s

Tolbert Onyango, the Rugby Cranes Sevens head coach, has said he looks forward to fixing the areas where his team struggled last weekend.

“The Uganda team is looking forward to the second round of games kicking off tomorrow. We are placed in the same pool with Kenya, Spain (and) Canada. Kenya being very physical, Spain and Canada being very fast paced. We are looking forward to fixing our issues during those games and we hope we come out with a good result.”

Tolbert Onyango, Uganda Men’s Sevens head coach

This will be the closing event of the training camp as teams continue preparations for the Repechage and Tokyo Olympic Games in June and July respectively.

  • Uganda Pool Fixtures:
  • 10:12 EAT: Kenya vs Uganda
  • 14:36 EAT: Spain vs Uganda
  • 16:26 EAT: Canada vs Uganda

Ernest Akorebirungi is an amateur rugby player and a keen follower of local Ugandan rugby.

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