Why Kobs forfeited two games at the Mileke 7s

Walukuba Barbarians' captain Bob Kawanda tussles out with Trevor Arembe from Kobs in their opening match \ Kobs

RUGBY 7s Why Kobs forfeited two games at the Mileke 7s

Fred Mwambu 09:25 - 22.08.2023

Kobs had to forfeit two games at the Nile Special Mileke Border Sevens over the weekend because of varying reasons.

Under very unusual circumstances, Kobs RFC lost two matches at the Nile Special National Rugby Sevens, the Mileke Border &s edition in the boardroom.

Kobs won the first game against eventual winners Walukuba Barbarians 33-7, but the result was overturned after the latter appealed for the use of an ineligible player.

Kobs had used Kiira Crocs player Eugene Ikaaba against the rules of the tournament and ended up losing 20-0.

They went on to beat Rhinos 28-7 before thumping Mbale Elephants 47-0 in their final group game, but that only guaranteed a second place in the pool behind Walukuba.

That pitted them against Black Pirates in the Main Cup quarterfinals in a match they eventually lost 21-0.

The team did not play any of their remaining classification matches after reporting that their players were injured and, therefore, couldn’t make a team.

Their fifth-place playoff classification match against Hippos was awarded to the latter.

“Kobs were unable to raise players at the time of the 5th place-play off semi-final against Hippos Rugby due to many injuries in their team. A walkover was awarded,” the Union said.

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