August 12, 2022

Sports256

A Dynamic look into sports

Rugby Afrique: Uganda looks to dominate the center pack as they face of with Kenya

Pius Ogena (Photo URU)

Rugby Afrique: Uganda looks to dominate the center pack as they face of with Kenya

Uganda will have a huge task at hand as the face off with bitter rivals Kenya in the Rugby Africa Cup quarter finals this afternoon in France for a place in the semi finals and also the bragging rights to the Migingo derby.

The Rugby Africa Cup will be played in France a controversial decision made by Rugby Afrique to play African qualifiers in France rather on the continent.

Uganda comes into this tie as the under dog having picked up 10 wins and 2 draws in 34 appearances against Kenya.

Speaking to the daily monitor Rugby Cranes head coach Mudoola is planning to use his dominant heavier pack to curb a Kenyan side that is dominant with it Physique and athleticism deploying Ogena at centre for Uganda.

X-factor, team structure and opponent we are facing. I factored in their strengths and weaknesses, plus our capabilities, of course,

The winner between Uganda and Kenya will face either Senegal or Tunisia in the Semi finals. 

Rugby Cranes going through there paces in france. (Photo URU)

 

Uganda Rugby Cranes SQUAD

1. Santos Ssenteza
2. Faragi Odugo
3.Asuman Mugerwa
4. Uhuru Charles
5. Emong Eliphaz
6.Mark Omoding
7. Chisano Joaquim
8. Scott Oluoch
9. Paul Epillo
10. Ivan Magomu
11.Lawrence Ssebuliba
12. Pius Ogena
13. Innocent Gwokto
14. Solomon Okia
15. Philip Wokorach

Reserves:
16. Ronald Kanyanya
17. Otto Michael
18. Collin Kimbowa
19. Akera Komakech
20. Ecodu Emmanuel
21. Jacob Ochen
22. Conrad Wanyama
23. Joseph Aredo

Kenya Simbas

  1. Patrick Ouka,
  2. Eugene Sifuna,
  3. Ephraim Odour,
  4. Malcolm Onsando,
  5. Thomas Okeyo,
  6. George Nyambua,
  7. Daniel Sikuta,
  8. Bethwel Anami,
  9. Samuel Asati,
  10. Dominic Coulson,
  11. Collins Injera,
  12. John Okoth,
  13. Vincent Onyala,
  14. Jacob Ojee,
  15. Darwin Mukidza

Referee: Anthony Woodthorpe (RFU)
Assistant Referee 1: Sylvain Mane (SEN)
Assistant Referee 2: Aymen Jriji (TUN)
TMO: Philippe Bonhoure (FFR)

July 1
•Namibia 71-05 Burkina Faso
•Zimbabwe 38-11 Ivory Coast

 July 2
•Uganda Vs Kenya – 3pm(live on NBS sports)
•Senegal Vs Algeria