Elgon Cup: Uganda Stops Kenya

Saturday, January 22
Ladies: Kenya 42-13 Uganda
Men: Kenya 13-16 Uganda

Uganda’s senior men Rugby team, the Rugby Cranes, stunned Kenya in the Elgon Cup with a hard fought and deserved 16-13 win.

Tries from Kobs’ Adrian Kasito and Pius Ogena set the tone. Harlequins half back Aaron Ofoyrowth’s kicks gave Uganda a victory at Momboleo in Kisimu.

However, Uganda had earlier lost in the Women’s game at the sane stadium in a 2PM game.

The teams will face again for the return leg on Saturday, July 13 at Kyadondo Rugby grounds.

Job well done. URU

Kasito protruded through the host’s back line to land a try as Uganda led 5-0 after Jordan Bongomim failed to convert the resultant try.

Ofoyrwoth made it 8-0 with a drop kick before the half hour mark. He later made it 11-0 from a penalty.

The travelling fans in Kisimu

Simba’s Dominic Coulson scored a penalty to make it 11-3 and bring back hope for Kenya. However, it was shirt lived before Santos Senteza landed a try to make it 16-3.

Simbas tried to mount a late challenge, and had their efforts paid off with two unconverted tries to make it 16-13.



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