Saturday, April 28, 2012


Uganda v Kenya in Nairobi (Elgon Cup; Victoria Cup)

Venue: Rugby Football Union of East Africa (RFUEA) grounds.

Referee: Lesego Legoete (South Africa)

Kenya currently hold the Elgon Cup
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Kenya were shocked to find Uganda too good for them in their first rugby test match of the season. After winning the Africa last season and performing well at the Cup of Nations tournament in December Kenya were expected to brush their African neighbours aside.

Uganda has not won the Elgon Cup since 2006. They now have a 14 point advantage going into this second leg of the Elgon Cup. The team with the highest aggregate after two matches will be the holder of the Elgon Cup.

The Ugandans will find the Kenyans a much tougher prospect from last week. Kenya has a big task ahead to win by more than fourteen points.

I expect Uganda to pull off another upset by defeating Kenya away.

Kimono breaks away from Kenyan flanker Duncan Ekasi (R) during the Elgon Cup first leg. Photo by Eddie Chicco
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Other Previews but not out

Last Five Encounters
21.04.2011 Uganda 19-5 in Kampala (Victoria Cup; Elgon Cup)
16.07.2011 Uganda 32-18 in Kampala (Victoria Cup; Elgon Cup)
09.07.2011 Kenya 27-10 in Nairobi (Victoria Cup; Elgon Cup)
10.07.2010 Kenya 21-5 in Nairobi (Victoria Cup; Elgon Cup)
03.07.2010 Kenya 33-25 in Kampala (Victoria Cup; Elgon Cup)

Uganda Last Five

21.04.2012 v Kenya W 19-5 in Kampala (Victoria Cup; Elgon Cup)
16.07.2011 v Kenya W 32-18 in Kampala (Victoria Cup; Elgon Cup)
09.07.2011 v Kenya L 10-27 in Nairobi (Victoria Cup; Elgon Cup)
02.07.2011 v Zimbabwe L 21-49 in Bulawayo (Victoria Cup)
18.06.2011 v Madagascar W 58-30 in Kampala (CAR 1B; Victoria Cup)

Kenya Last Five
21.04.2011 v Uganda L 5-19 in Kampala (Victoria Cup; Elgon Cup)
16.12.2011 v United Arab Emirates W 55-17 in Dubai (E.A.Cup of Nations)
13.12.2011 v Hong Kong L 17-44 in Dubai (E.A.Cup of Nations)
10.12.2011 v Brazil W 27-25 in Dubai (E.A.Cup of Nations)
12.11.2011 v Tunisia W 16-7 in Nairobi (CAR 1A Final)

GWC Rugby Rankings
Africa Table-Uganda 2nd, Kenya 3rd

IRB Ranking Points
Kenya 49.51, Uganda 48.67

Prediction: Uganda by 5 points

Probable Uganda Staring Lineup
B.Kiiza, J. Kimono, M. Wokorach, O. Kalyango, J. Onen, C. Lubanga, A. Kinene, M. Odong, M. Ochwo (captain), S. Oluoch, R. Ogwal, S. Ogwete, O. Ochulu, A. Mubiru, B. Odong
SUBSTITUTES: M. Tchumkam, S. Mawanda, D. Mulo, A. Mukama, A. Kamanyiire, P. Kabazzi and D. Etuket
Head Coach: Yayiro Kasasa

Kenya squad not yet available in full

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