- Emirates Invitational 7s – Tournament Two: Day Two Results
- Main Cup Quarterfinal: France 33-07 Uganda
- Plate Semifinal: Uganda 24-19 Japan (ET)
- 5th Place Playoff: Uganda 05-36 Kenya
Uganda Men’s Sevens have concluded their campaign at the Emirates Invitational 7s with a sixth-place finish in the second tournament.
Just like was in the first tournament last weekend, Uganda won only one game on the second day. However, it is a higher finish due to the fact that the win came a game earlier in the plate semifinal against Japan.
The first match against France exposed Uganda’s long-term weaknesses on defense with poor kick receipt and multiple missed tackles. The team was also unable to maintain possession against the French as they had done the previous day.
Against Japan, Uganda played in their element and was in control from kickoff. The team maintained possession for longer phases and exploited the width of the pitch better. However, they were largely inefficient in the red zone which gave Japan a chance to snatch the win from their grip. Luckily, they held on to score a last-gasp sudden death try in extra time for their only win of the weekend.