Coming into the Jinja circuit, pressure was always on Pirates who had two circuit wins whilst Kobs had three
Roke Telkom National Sevens League
Final: Kobs 28 Pirates 19
Pirates 5 buffaloes 0
Kobs 36 Rhinos 0
A rainy, cold and muddy day at Dam Waterz could not deter the Kobs as they sailed to a 28-19 win over arch-nemesis Stanbic Black Pirates to become the 2019 Roke Telkom National Sevens League champions with a circuit to spare.
On a day where the weather conditions tested both those on the pitch and in the stands, they made it look quite easy whilst saving their best performance for the final as well.
Kobs captain Joseph Aredo had promised that his team would give their best ahead of the tie and the precision with which they worked after going down to an early try would put a surgeon to shame.
“We do respect Pirates as a team and as a club but this time we really wanted it. Since Mbale and the circuits before we really pushed to get our scores up there so that we could have a good outing,” Aredo said.
Coming into the Jinja circuit, the pressure was always on Pirates who had two circuit wins whilst Kobs had three to win so as to set up the final circuit as a winner-takes-all opportunity.
Due to the heavy downpour on Saturday, there was very little rest for the teams between matches but Kobs stood firm and landed the killer blows.
The Black Pirates were not poor by all means but the men in blue were a tad better and took all the opportunities they had. Their effort as a team was manifested with the way they kept possession and moved the ball.
“We usually play as a team and as a unit. It has shown in the way the players have played with each other all season,” remarked Aredo.
The next step for the Legends based side is the Kitaka Memorial 7s which will be the final round of the season. Kobs will want to win it for effect and well as for pride.