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Uganda beat SA in Mauritius 2nd leg final, win 2024 Africa Men’s 7s title

Uganda 7s Nobert Okeny tries to offload. PHOTO/@UgandaRugby
Uganda 7s Nobert Okeny tries to offload. PHOTO/@UgandaRugby

Uganda completed a double in Mauritius, securing the 2024 Africa Men’s 7s title in a thrilling 20-17  final win over South Africa at Labourdonnais Sports Grounds in Mauritius.

Tolbert Onyango’s charges won all 12 of their matches throughout the tournament, earning their fourth Africa Men’s 7s title.

Uganda 7s run

The Ugandans were already champions and had booked a place in the 2025 Challenger Series, aiming to maintain their impressive run in Mauritius.

Uganda 7S player tackled by Zimbabwe Cheetahs duo. PHOTO/Uganda rugby Union

Uganda 7S player tackled by Zimbabwe Cheetahs duo. PHOTO/Uganda rugby Union

Heading into the final, Uganda was keen to complete a double over South Africa after last weekend’s 12-0 win in the semifinals. They started off impressively, landing a try on the right side. They extended their lead when Alex Aturinda doubled it, diving over at the left corner for a 10-0 advantage.

Joubert Schoeman responded for South Africa, racing clear from his half, but they missed the conversion attempt. Dennis Etwau then scored at the left corner, giving Uganda a 15-5 lead.

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South Africa came back stronger in the second half, with Ricardo Duarttee racing to score. Continued pressure from South Africa saw them score again through Sebastian Jobb.

However, Uganda won a penalty in South Africa’s zone, and Aaron Ofoywroth’s pick at the back of the scrum saw him land the winning try, sealing the victory for Uganda.

AFRICA MEN’S 7S 2ND LEG RESULTS

Quarters

Mauritius 7-0 Tunisia 8:00 am

South Africa 27-5 Burkina Faso 8:22

Kenya Morans 7-10 Zimbabwe 8:44

Uganda 32-0 Zambia 9:06

Semis

Ninth place

Nigeria vs Algeria-

Ivory Coast vs Mauritius-

fifth place semis 

Tunisia vs Burkina Faso -11:07 am

Kenya Morans vs Zambia  -11:29

Cup semis 

Madagascar vs South Africa- 11:51 am

Zimbabwe Cheetahs vs Uganda -12:13

Finals

9th place

Nigeria  10-17 Ivory Coast

7th place

Tunisia 12-17 Zambia

5th place

Burkina Faso 21-12  Kenya Morans

3rd place

Madagascar 10-19 Zimbabwe

Final

South Africa vs Uganda

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