Uganda v Kenya in Nairobi (Victoria Cup; Elgon Cup)
Both teams have recently been on the receiving end of defeats by a resurgent Zimbabwe. Last weekend Uganda lost 21-49 and two weeks ago Kenya lost 24-42, both in Zimbabwe. This should give a fairly accurate indication of the form of both teams.
Uganda has the advantage of more game time. They have played two extra test matches, losing 15-25 to Zimbabwe at home in mid June in a Victoria Cup and CAR Division 1B match, and then defeated Madagascar 58-30 a few days later, also at home.
Kenya has the home ground advantage. They are also the holder of the Elgon Cup, which is also up for grabs. They have also a good record against Uganda since 2008.
Without knowing the squad lists it is difficult to gauge the strength of todays teams.
Last Five Encounters
10.07.2010 Kenya 21-5 in Nairobi (Victoria Cup, Elgon Cup)
03.07.2010 Kenya 33-25 in Kampala (Victoria Cup, Elgon Cup)
19.08.2009 Uganda 18-13 in Kampala (Elgon Cup)
15.08.2009 Kenya 30-22 in Nairobi (Elgon Cup)
16.08.2008 Kenya 39-20 in Nairobi (Elgon Cup)
Uganda last won against Kenya in Nairobi in 2006, winning 22-20.
Previous Winners of the Elgon Cup
GWC Rugby Rankings
Africa Table-Kenya 6th, Uganda 7th
IRB Ranking Points
Kenya 51.21, Uganda 46.88
Prediction: Kenya by 8 points
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