Hosts Uganda Cranes capped their fantastic day one with a 33-19 win over Tunisia at the ongoing Africa 7s on Friday 6 October at the Legends Rugby club.
The Ugandan defence was caught unawares early on in the clash as Khalif Housem went over for a converted try but Michael Wokorach responded almost immediately, going over under the sticks to level the scores at 7-all.
Nondies RFC man James Odong’ would then leave his markers before spraying a pass to Eric Kasiita who touched down for an unconverted try to hand Uganda a 12-7 lead.
Just before the break,Lawrence Ssebuliba was put through by Solomon Okia before landing his try to take the scores to 19-7 in favour of Uganda at the break.
After resumption,Kabras RFC fullback Phillip Wokorach landed a brace as he was put through by his namesake Michael Wokorach on both occassions to give the Africa 7s defending champions a 33-7 advantage.
The Tunisian’s mounted a strong comeback attempt,landing two tries,one of which was converted successfully but Uganda held on to grab their 4th win in 4 matches on the first day.
Heading to the clash against Tunisia,the East Africans had beaten Ghana 36-0 before a 35-0 demolition of Zambia.They would then claim an emphatic 42-10 victory over Morocco as James Ijiongat grabbed a brace withMichael Wokorach,Joseph Aredo and Solomon Okia all touching down.
Uganda’s unblemished record on day one not only ensures that they enhance their chances of defending the Africa 7s crown but also puts them in pole position to secure the sole slot at next year’s sevens world cup and the commonwelath games.
Day one results
Uganda 36-0 Ghana
Uganda 35-0 Zambia
Zambia 24-19 Morocco
Zimbabwe 21-7 Mauritius
Zambia 21-14 Tunisia
Madagascar 40-10 Mauritius
Zimbabwe 21-7 Botswana
Tunisia 19-14 Morocco
Zimbabwe 17-5 Senegal
Uganda 42-10 Morocco
Zambia 12-5 Ghana
Madagascar 26-0 Senegal
Uganda 33-19 Tunisia
Morocco 26-10 Ghana
Botswana 14-14 Mauritius