Cricket of Friday, 13 April 2012

Source: Prince Dornu-Leiku

Cosmos Buffaloes jump into lead in Rugby 7s League

Cosmos Buffaloes are leaving no stone unturned in their determination to emerge winners of this year’s Rugby 7s League by winning both of their matches last Saturday.

Buffaloes had previously also won their two games back on Match Day 1, returned strongly to see off the competition of Ketu Lions and Accra Sharks in authoritative fashion to take a commanding lead in the series.

Led by fly half Hamza Diaba Suleyman, Cosmos Baffaloes who also won the Rugby 7s gala at the end of last year, outclassed Ketu Lions 32-0 in their opening game before beating Accra Sharks 31-7 to complete an outstanding day. It means that Baffaloes now amass 14 points from four games and also boast a total of 85 tries thus far.

Hamza, nicknamed Rugby General, scored two tries and topped it up with two conversions on the day to push Cosmos Buffaloes unto victory. Afterwards, he reiterated his side’s determination to keep on winning as they seek to win the ultimate.

“Winning the league is the dream, that’s what we are thinking of doing. I think our training has paid off through this tournament so far and we are looking forward to improving more,” Hamza told at the Athletics Oval of the University of Ghana in Legon.

Following on the heels of Cosmos Buffaloes are Legon Titans who beat Idas Sports Rugby Club 10-0 before also dispatching off Ketu Lions 14-0 in their two games last Saturday. Titans now sit second on the 8-team log on 10 points off a total of 51 tries.

3rd are Dansoman Hurricanes who also have 10 points but with 46 tries after beating Accra Warriors 12-5 and earning a walkover against the absent Teshie Spartans. Up next in 4th are Accra Warriors on 9 points and a total of 43 tries after overcoming their loss to Hurricanes to earn a 12-0 victory over Idas Sports.

Idas Sports are 5th on 4 points off 15 tries, followed in 6th by Accra Sharks who have made 17 tries but boast just 3 points with the winless Ketu Lions and Teshie Spartans strutting down the table with a point each and no tries at all yet.

Gifty Annan-Myers, President of the Ghana Rugby Association, expressed satisfaction with the level of play and competition put up by the various teams and players, revealing how eager she was for the next Match Day scheduled for April 28.

“Thank you all for your performance and I can see that the next matches will be better and more exciting. I can’t wait,” Madam Annan-Myers, famously nicknamed Miss Rugby, stated in her closing remarks.