Uganda’s senior rugby rugby 15 squads – Men and Women – have been revealed for the Elgon Cup first leg against Kenya set in Kisimu on Saturday, June 22.
The Elgon Cup is competed between the rugby union teams of Kenya and Uganda, annually on a basis of home and away.
Uganda will host the return leg on July 13 at Kyadondo.
The Rugby Cranes will be captained by Asuman Mugerwa and coached by Robert Sseguya who noted that his team is good to go and conquer Kenya at their own backyard.
Kenya takes the lion’s share with 12 titles against Uganda’s three in men. The last time Uganda won the Elgon cup was in 2012.
Lady Rugby Cranes
Starting List – Faith Namugga, Yvonne Najjuma, Christine Nakayiza, Charity Atimango, Helen Gizamba, Mary Gloria Ayot, Winnie Atyang (C), Beatrice Atom Lamunu, Samya Ayikoru, Charlotte Mudoola, Christine Akello, Peace Lekuru, Aisha Nakityo Nabulime, Rita Nadunga, Mary Odoyi Kyoita
Subs – Peace Mirembe, Warry Ssenfuka Joanita, Fortunate Irakunda, Irene Ziggy, Lydia Namabiro, Juliet Nandawula, Diana Kwagala Anguchia, Esther Tino.
Men – Rugby Cranes
Santos Senteza (Heathens), Saul Kivumbi (Impala), Asuman Mugerwa (Kabras), Collin Kimbowa(Kobs)
Hookers – Ronald Kanyanya(Heathens), Joseph Kagimu(USIU)
Locks – Charles Uhuru (Heathens), Robert Aziku (Kobs), Simon Olet (Heathens)
Back row – Desire Ayera (Pirates), Brian Asaba (Kobs), Eliphaz Emong (Kabras), Byron Oketayot (Rhinos)
Half Backs – Aaron Ofoyrwoth (Harlequins), Paul Epilo(Heathens), Robert Masendi (Heathens)
Centres – Pius Ogena (Kobs), Ian Munyani (Kobs), Jordan Bongomin (Heathens)
Back three – Paul Masendi (Heathens), Daudi Semwami (Harlequins), Adrian Kasito (Kobs), Maxwell Ebonga(Hippos)