The Uganda Rugby Sevens came close registering a win, draw and loss against Jamaica, Australia and Kenya respectively in pool D of the Commonwealth Games.
Rugby Cranes rout Jamaica 40-0 but miss out on Commonwealth Games medal bracket
Uganda Rugby Cranes responded perfectly in the Commonwealth Games group matches following a loss against neighbours Kenya in the opener.
In the second game against Australia, Uganda defied the odds as the world champions fought for a hard-earned draw against a Ugandan side determined to revive its campaign.
The Cranes stellar performance in the 12-12 draw won the admiration of the fans who gave the team a standing ovation.
In the final group match, Uganda defeated Jamaica 40-00 in a resounding performance. Phillip Wokorach, William Nkore, Adrian Kasito, Aaron Ofoyrwoth, scored the tries with no replies from the Caribbean nation.
In the other group match, Australia out-muscled Kenya 7-5 to post 8 points, Kenya 7 and Uganda 6. Thus, Uganda missed out on progressing to the medal bracket and thus will play position matches as it awaits to play in the qualifiers for the lucrative HSBC series.