Rugby Top stories

It is a mouth-watering tie

By Kinthan Media

Saturday July 27 at Legends, 4.30pm 

Victoria Cup Rugby Tournament

Entry fee:

Ordinary sh20, 000=

VIP: sh50, 000=

It is going to an exhausting fixture today as on Uganda take on Zimbabwe sables in the edition of the Victoria Rugby Cup at Legends Rugby Ground.

And team skipper Asuman Mugerwa has urged his boys to be absorbed during the game to be able to win.

History favours the visitors, but the Rugby Cranes are aware of the consequences of losing today’s game and will be out for a win.

Uganda’s Marshal Tcumcam hands off Zimbabwe player durimng the previous game.

 “We had a few mistakes in our game against Kenya, but I urge the boys to stay composed and steadfast if we are to a win,” Mugerwa said.

The two sides have met 15 times in the 15s version of the sport, but the hosts have won only five.

Last year Zimbabwe humiliated Uganda with a 38-18 win and Robert Seguya’ charges will be out to a revenge that.

A win for the Rugby Cranes will rejuvenate the team’s hopes of fighting for the title contested by four countries including Kenya and Zambia while a loss will mean the opposite.

Team Uganda during the national athem

“We are putting aside the past results. Those were just bad days in business and we are ready for the challenge of us,” Seguya said.

Uganda has a win and a loss against Kenya in the first two games that doubled as the Elgon Cup.

The sables are always a physical side and Seguya’s must be in position to counter that before offloading the balls to the backs that has Philip Wokorach, Adrian Kasito and Pius Ogena  who are averagely fast players.

With two skilled kickers Aaron Ofwoyrwoth and flyhalf Ivan Magomu on pitch, the team should go for points at any opportunity got.

Rugby fans cheering the team during the previous event. PHOTO BY Kinthan images.

Meanwhile coming off a convincing 39-10 victory over Zambia in their opening match, the Sables are looking to keep their momentum.

Coach Brendon Dawson’s boys’ victory came at cost of experienced player Brendon Mandivenga who was injured, but the presence of team skipper Hilton Mudariki assistant Jan Ferreira gives coach confidence.

The Rugby Cranes is sponsored Nile Special, Pepsi and Stanbic bank.

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