Members of the Uganda Rugby team undergoing training

The Uganda men’s national rugby team will take on neighbours Kenya in a grueling international schedule in the 1st leg of the 2017 Elgon Cup.

Uganda hosts Kenya in the Elgon Cup with Namibia, Zimbabwe, Senegal, Tunisia and Kenya waiting in the Gold Cup.

Forty players take part in training as they wait for announcement of the squad tomorrow, Tuesday June 6, by Rugby Cranes tactician John Duncan.

The Kenya national team known as The Simbas lost 30-29 in their international test match to Germany in Nairobi last weekend and Simiyu Wangila, the Simbas manager promised to avenge against Uganda in the upcoming fixture.

The mouthwatering clash will be played on Saturday June 10, 2017 at the Legends Rugby Ground in Kampala.

Kenya dominated last year’s Elgon Cup defeating the Rugby Cranes 45-24 in Nairobi dethroning Uganda as the Elgon Cup champions with an aggregate score of 93-34.

The Simbas squad that will travel to Uganda in the first leg of the Elgon Cup will be named on Wednesday June 7, 2017 and expected to land in Uganda on Thursday evening.

 

Elgon cup:

Uganda vs Kenya,

Legends Rugby Ground. (4 p.m)