Dressed in team jerseys and waving the Uganda flag, the fans’ morale was not enough to spur Uganda past Samoa.
Fans storm Rugby 7s World Cup … but Uganda falls
Uganda’s rugby diehards have stormed Cape Town, South Africa to cheer the Uganda Rugby Sevens.
Fresh from international rugby competitions; the Commonwealth Games and World Challenger Series, the Rugby Sevens had the perfect opportunity to make amends at the World Cup.
Uganda got to action on Friday morning at 10.20am taking on Samoa, the 2018 tormentors at the same stage with winners of the match taking on United States of America in the quarterfinals.
With a place of 16 at stake, Uganda fell as Samoa led comfortably to win 33-7 dropping Uganda out of contention for the ultimate prize. The team will now have to pick themselves up in the placement games as they face South Korea on Saturday.
Team captain Michael Wokorach gave Uganda a dream lead against Samoa with the first try of the match in the third minute.
However, Uganda failed to capitalise on the early lead to build on to victory.
Samoa staged a comeback and fought to a 14-7 lead at halftime. They completed the rout in the second half with commanding 33-7 victory.
In 2018 at the World Cup finals in San Francisco, Uganda fell to Samoa at the same stage but went on to finish 19th in the tournament.
24 teams are competing for glory in the three day tournament in Cape Town.