Saturday, July 2, 2011


Uganda v Zimbabwe in Bulawayo (Victoria Cup)

Venue: Hartsfield Rugby Grounds


Uganda arrives in Zimbabwe with a huge task ahead if it wants to defeat Zimbabwe. Zimbabwe already has two wins from two in the competition. Uganda lost the first encounter 15-25 at home in a test match that doubled as a CAR Division 1B fixture.

Zimbabwe seems to be going through a resurgence in its rugby fortunes in the last two years. They look to be favourites to defeat Uganda again.

Last Five Encounters
12.06.2011 Zimbabwe 25-15 in Kampala (CAR Div.1B; Victoria Cup)
27.08.2005 Zimbabwe 13-5 in Kampala (CAR Div.1, Pool A)
20.08.2005 Uganda 20-9 in Kampala (WCQ Africa Rnd 1B, Playoff 2nd leg)
06.08.2005 Zimbabwe 22-16 in Harare (WCQ Africa Rnd 1B, Playoff 1st leg)
11.09.2004 Zimbabwe 17-0 in Harare (CAR Div.1, Pool B, South 1)

GWC Rugby Rankings
Africa Table-Zimbabwe 5th, Uganda 7th

IRB Ranking Points
Zimbabwe 50.60, Uganda 47.46

Prediction: Zimbabwe by 17 points



Zimbabwe Squad
Daniel Robertson, Gardner Nechironga, Cleopas Makotose, Daniel Hondo, Kudakwashe Chiwanza, Tichafara Makwanya, Charles Jiji, Denford Mutamangira, Prayer Chitenderu, Brian Makamure, Schalk Ferreira, Costa Dinha, Shingi Mpofu, Njabulo Ndlovu, Norman Mukondiwa, Tatenda Karuru, Fortune Chipendu, Pieter Joubert, Jacques Leitao, Thomas Nelson, Dylan Bradshaw, Michael Coleman.


Uganda Squad
Starting XV: J. Onen, J. Kimono, M. Wokorach, E. Kingasia, D. Etuket, B. Kiiza, F. Gamma, S. Oluoch, A. Olweny, S. Ogwete, R. Ogwal, R. Mwisaka, D. Mugambe, A. Mubiru, R. Adigasi
Substitutes: S. Mawanda, B. Odong, T. Kabonero, R. Musajja, A. Matsiko, O. Kalyango, L. Wakabi.

Both team lists thanks to ‘Quentin’ at

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