Makerere to Host National Rugby 7s Series this Weekend

This weekend, Makerere University Rugby Grounds, home of the Makerere Impis, will be the battle grounds of the 5th Leg of the ongoing Guinness 2017 National Rugby Sevens series.

Coming off a thrilling weekend in Gulu that saw the Buffaloes win their first trophy, the teams will be looking to make a mark as well as try to use every opportunity to gain a competitive advantage over the leaders, the Kobs.

As it stands, the Kobs have a two-win advantage while the Heathens and Buffaloes both have one win amongst them.

The Ladies category continues to be a fight between the Entebbe Ladies and the Thunderbirds. As they get ready for the 5th Leg at Makerere Rugby Grounds, they will be looking to fend each other off for the ultimate prize.

Revelers should look forward to expect lots of discounted Guinness drinks and goodies from Guinness. The games start at 8:30am till 6pm.

Speaking ahead of the 5th Leg in Makerere, Grace Namutebi, the Brand Manager Premium Beers at Uganda Breweries Limited said; “Makerere Rugby Grounds will provide a high tempo atmosphere for the already an already heated up Guinness Rugby Sevens series. The clubs are all fighting to win the trophy and we can see it will go down the wire. We would like to encourage fans to come and support their teams as well as the rugby game.”

Guinness joined the rugby fraternity to help support and build the sport in the country as well as pivot the national sevens team to greater heights.

The new sevens format has ten core member clubs and two invitational teams at each circuit. There is a weekly ranking of teams based on their performance during the circuits.

The rugby 7s series is taking place in six venues around the country with twenty-two teams and an estimated 2,000 participants that are expected to take part.

Don Atungisa

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