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Namilyango beats Kings College Budo in Coronotion Cup

By Faith Kiai

Added 9th July 2018 08:47 PM

The Coronation Cup saw invitational sides such as Nyakasura School, St.Jude Masaka and the very athletic Kitgum take part in the competition.

Schools Rugby Sevens

Results

Final

Namilyango 22 Tigons 10

Semi-Final

Budo 5 Namilyango 14

MACOS 0 Tigons 32

The Kabaka Coronation Cup came to a disappointing end for hosts Kings College Budo as they lost in the semi-final to eventual champions, Namilyango College 14-5.

At the beginning of the day, hosts Budo had 76 points, while Namilyango had 75. Either one of the two teams that could progress to the final had a chance to win.

Unfortunately for Budo, there would be no repeat of theatrics from Namilyango.

They met a changed College team that took care of business with two well worked tries.

Namilyango then faced off against their junior side Tigons whom they defeated 22-10.  Tigons had comprehensively defeated MACOS 32-00 in the semi-final to book their place against their side.

The Coronation Cup saw invitational sides such as Nyakasura School, St.Jude Masaka and the very athletic Kitgum take part in the competition.

The high octane sevens tournament was graced by chief guest Prince David Wassajja of Buganda who encouraged the students to take advantage of this time in their lives.

“You are lucky that you have the privilege to play because there are those that are not privileged enough to be in good schools. I see many national team players in you and because this is a defining moment in your lives, I urge you to explore your skills and even take up leadership positions at school,” he advised.

The win means Namilyango are the holder of four prestigious school rugby titles which include Sevens series title to the Schools Rugby League, the Nationals, the Coronation Cup and the boy’s Under-17.

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