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Victoria Cup: Rugby Cranes Target Zimbabwe Scalp

Saturday, July 27
*Uganda Vs Zimbabwe

All roads lead to Legends ground as Uganda’s senior Rugby 15s team, the Rugby Cranes, will go all out to pummel Zimbabwe’s Sables in a 2019 Victoria cup encounter.

This is the second game for the Nile Special sponsored Rugby Cranes in this year’s Victoria Cup as the side lost 5-16 to Kenya Simbas in the Elgon Cup. Zimbabwe on the other hand, beat Zambia at their own backyard in Lusaka, 39-10.

“We will try to throw away the bad memories that happened against Kenya,” noted Rugby Cranes coach Robert Seguya.

“We are ready and put in much effort to see that everything goes our side. We have hade some changes technically.

“We have put everything together, tried to come up with best combinations, and the boys know that there is a big job at hand.”

The Zimbabwe Sables defeated Uganda team in Kampala in the 2018 Gold cup but Seguya’s troops will once again bank on home support to incur revenge.

The Sables are already in the country. URU

Twenty players have been retained from the team that lost to Kenya, bringing in three debutants – Kelvin balagadde, Ivan Kabagambe and Farag Odugo.

Also Read – The Changes Made In Rugby Cranes Squad To Face Zimbabwe

Uganda Cranes squad:
1.Santos Senteza
2.Kanyanya Richard
3.Asuman Mugerwa
4.Uhuru Charles
5.Aziku Robert
6.Desire Ayera
7.Diego Olet
8.Emong Elphas
9.Paul Epilo
10.Ivan Magomu
11.Paul Masendi
12.Pius Ogena
13 Michael Wokorach
14.David Semwami
15.Philip Wokorach

Did you know?
The Victoria Cup is a tournament involving Uganda, Kenya, Zimbabwe and Zambia and they are playing a double round-robin system.


The Victoria Cup was discontinued in 2012 after Uganda and Zimbabwe withdrew due to financial difficulties.

The Cup is named after Lake Victoria in Kenya and Victoria Falls which were named in honour the reigning Queen Victoria and her great grandmother.

Meetings In Victoria Cup:
2011: Zimbabwe 49-21 Uganda
2011: Uganda 15-25 Zimbabwe
2010: Uganda 24-15 Zimbabwe

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