Rugby Cranes come short of silverware at Masaku Sevens
Posted Tuesday, July 1 2014 at 01:00
Rugby. Uganda was using this showpiece as a warm up for the Commonwealth Games later this month in Glasgow, Scotland.
The national sevens rugby side missed out on grabbing the headlines as the 2014 Masaku Sevens champions after falling 38-14 in the finals to Fijian side Tabadamu.
Two tries from Philip Wokorach and one from wing Eric Kasiita helped Uganda reduce the gap after trailing for most of the game.
International star David Batirabu led the Fiji onslaught with a hatrick of tries. Jeremaia Viavikou, Jiliame Navaoua and Jome Vota all added a try each to hand Tabadamu the title.
Cranes had defeated Homeboyz in the semifinal with Wokorach exhibiting a brilliant one-man show.
Uganda was using this showpiece as a warm up for the Commonwealth Games later this month in Glasgow, Scotland where they will take on England, Australia and Sri Lanka in the preliminary round.
Wokorach was pleased with the progress and chemistry within the side after the Masaku event and he is confident they can cause some upsets in Glasgow.
“The side is playing well and we still have more time to clean up in areas where we are still lacking,” said Wokorach. “If we improve, then I see us leaving a mark at the Games in Glasgow,” added Wokorach.
The teams continues non-residential training in Kampala.