Elgon Cup Title Proves Elusive Again For Rugby Cranes

Kenya claimed the 2019 Elgon Cup after a 16-05 win over Uganda on Saturday at Kyadondo Rugby Grounds.

Tries from Billy Odhiambo and Jacob Ojee turned Ronald Kanyanya’s try and Uganda’s 16-13 win in Kisumu into a consolation.

Uganda Rugby Cranes lost 20-13 against Kenya Simbas on Saturday in the return leg of the Elgon Cup at the Jomo Kenyatta International Stadium in Kisumu.

The defeat saw Uganda lose the two-leg Cup 40-34 having won 21-20 last Sunday at Kings Park Arena in Bweyogerere.

Timothy Kisiga scored Uganda’s only Try while Ivan Magomu and Liam Walker added a penalty each, with the latter making a conversion as well.

Jone Kubu was the start of the day as the Kenyan totalled 15 points including a Try and two penalties.

Elkeans Musonye crossed over for Kenya as well, and the side held on despite Paul Mutsami’s sin bin.

Kenya seals a sixth straight Elgon Cup title on 40-34 aggregate victory.

The Elgon Cup had last been played in 2019 when Kenya beat Uganda 16-05 at Kyadondo to overturn a 16-13 deficit in Kisumu.

The title is number 13 for the Simbas while Uganda has won only thrice (2006, 2012 and 2015).



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