Friday, June 12, 2009

Test Rugby: Ugandans Not at Full Strength

Tunisia v Uganda in Kampala (WCQ Africa R2; Africa Cup SF)

Uganda will be without a number of experienced players who are unavailable for this match. They include Allan Musoke, Timothy Mudoola and Tony Luggya, players who played such a big part in Uganda's successful bid to qualify for this round. Uganda will struggle against the bigger and more experienced Tunisians.

For their part Tunisia warmed up for this encounter with a 15-7 win over a Romanian Under 23 side in Tunis last weekend. Playing away from home in Africa can give the opposition at least a 7 point lead before the game is underway. Despite this I think the Ugandans are a weaker team than last year and the Tunisians should win.

Previous Encounters: These two teams have never met before

GWC Rugby Rankings: Africa Table-Uganda 4th, Tunisia 6th

Prediction: Tunisia by 15 points.


15 Simon Wakabi (UTL Kobs)
14 P.Kabaze
13 S. Olwoch
12 Anthony Kinene (G4S Pirates)
11 John Musoke (Rhinos)
10 Joel Kimuli (G4S Pirates)
9 Robert Seguya (MTN Heathens)
8 Moses Soita (G4S Pirates)
7 Mathias Ochwo (MTN Heathens)
6 Joel Anguyo (UTL Kobs)
5 R.Mwisaka (MTN Heathens)
4 E.Butime
3 O.Ochulu
2 S.Mawanda (G4S Pirates)
1 Ronald Adigasi (Entebbe Mongers)
16 A.Irumba (Wits University, Sth Africa)
17 Gideon Kamya (Bracknell RFC, England)
18 Alex Mubiru (MTN Heathens)
19 Phillip Karumuna (G4S Pirates)
20 Dennis Etuket (G4S Pirates)
21 R.Ogwal
22 Bishop Onen (MTN Heathens)
Head Coach: Chester Williams

Tunisia squad
Akram Aouamri, Aziz Kassar, Anouar Ben N’hila, Amara Dridi, Abdelmajid Zemzem, Amine Gharsallah, Imed Fhal, Khaled Zegden, Mohamed Ben Hmida, Mohamed Kochlef, Mohamed Chargui,Mokhtar Gtari,Yousri Soughir, Kherfani Abbès, Aymen Gloulou, Amor Mozgar, Haïthem Chelly, Kais Aissa, Lotfi Ben M’sallem, Nasreddine Hammami, Sabri Gmir, Sabeur Charrada.
Head Coach: Danie De Villiers ... news=95111

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