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World Rugby Challenger Sevens Series: Uganda Rugby Sevens dream once again slips


It was a very painful loss for the Uganda Rugby Sevens team against Germany in the quarters finals of the World Rugby Sevens Challenger Series at the Estadio Santa Laura, Santiago-Chile.

The Rugby Sevens lost 14-17 is the final score once again as Uganda’s World series core status dream came to an end with immense denial, pushing the players and fans into depression.

This is the second time Uganda falls at this stage of the World Rugby Sevens Series but it was different this time round with the Cranes starting off well in good mood.

The team once led 14-00 after tries by Ian Munyani and Philip Wokorach in the first half. In the second half, Germany pulled their quarter mark back with Tim Lichtenberg making it 14-05.

Germany did not stop their haunt for another try as Koch put up a try that was well built from deep into their half to make it 14-10.

But above all Uganda had all the blame to theirselves as they gave away five penalties inside their own zone pushing them into defending for their lives.

In the later minutes of the game Carlos Soteras Merz the German captain did no mistake forcing his way through to put up a try something that meant Uganda ‘a journey had come to an end.

The Rugby Cranes Sevens team will play a classification game against an Unknown opponent yet on Sunday at 5pm EAT

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