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World Cup 7s: Cranes crowned Bowl champions after sinking Germany

by Nnalubaale Sports
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Elation. Records tumbled, emotions raged and hearts burst as Uganda Rugby 7s defeated Germany for the first time to secure a first major Bowl title.

Uganda had lost to the Europeans five times before the Rugby World Cup sevens 2022 Bowl final encounter today morning.

The Cranes had a sharp start, playing in the opponent’s half the entire game despite conceding first off a kick and chase play in their 12-19 victory.

The fight back had Phillip Wokorach strike first and added the extras to make it 7 all into halftime.

Back from a break, Uganda crossed the chalk through captain Michael Wokorach to stretch the lead which was extended by Philip Wokorach thanks to his boot.

With the Ugandan crowd off their seats and players putting their bodies on the line, Germany made a try but failed to add on leaving the score at 12-14.

With a mission of avenging a bitter loss on Santiago Chile last month to the same side in the World Challengers Series, a big carry from Michael Wokorach who off-loaded to his Vice captain Ian Munyani for Uganda’s third try of the game was the final nail in the coffin.

To cut the long story short, if there is one thing this Cranes team have shown, though, it is extraordinary resilience and this has been the case at the Commonwealth Games, World Challengers Series and now at the global showpiece.

And this was evident on the pitch, in the stands, back home at various rugby clubs and finally, on social media a thing that pushed the boys to put on a show and seal the deal.

It was gutsy, exhausting and exhilarating, tears flowed, muscles were torn, pockets bruised and Rugby Cranes 7s brought it home.

Photo Credit: Uganda Rugby Union, Nile Special

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