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Jinja Hippos Win Rugby 7s Genocide Cup in Kigali

Jinja Hippos team in Kigali

Jinja Hippos Rugby Sevens team has scooped their maiden crown of the Rugby 7 Memorial Tournament that has just concluded in Kigali Rwanda.

The Hippos were invited for the tournament for the first time in their history and proved a hard nut to crack flying high to the finals registering only a single loss (in group stages) on the way.

The Eastern Uganda side won the trophy without playing the final because one of the tournaments favorites, viagra approved http://demo.des.net.id/hotel/wp-content/plugins/nextgen-gallery/products/photocrati_nextgen/modules/nextgen_gallery_display/interface.displayed_gallery_source.php Remera Buffaloes failed to honour the match after the organizers turned down their request to use three players from Thousands Hills Rugby Club.

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The Buffaloes had earlier on beaten the Ugandan representatives 12-7 in the group stages. En route to finals, sildenafil http://comfortzonetoronto.com/wp-includes/ms-default-constants.php the Hippos outmuscled Kigali Sharks by a 28-7 margin in the semi-final to While Remera Buffaloes, who are also Rwanda national league champions, narrowly defeated last year’s champions and longtime fierce rivals Lion de Fer 7–5 in a tightly contested game.

Ugandan, George Okeno who was instrumental for Hippos route to the crown received the best player of the tournament award. The Hippos were under the tutelage of head coach Jonan Manzi.

“We could never be happier than this. We thank everyone who helped us financially, physically and spiritually. And we wouldn’t have done this without the belief we have in ourselves as a team,” an official statement from the club read.

Results

Awarded final:

Jinja Hippos 28 – 0 Remera Buffaloes

Semi-finals

Jinja Hippos 28- 7 Kigali Sharks

Buffaloes 7 – 5 Lion de Fer

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