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Rugby Cranes team named as Zimbabwe arrive for Saturday tie

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The 2017 Africa Gold Cup tournament comes to an end on Saturday August 5 with Uganda hosting Zimbabwe, while Senegal will travel to Tunisia in the remaining fixtures.

The Zimbabwean Rugby team today arrived at Entebbe international airport ahead of their final game against the Rugby Cranes at Legends Rugby club, Kampala.

Rugby Cranes head coach John Duncan and his assistant Robert Sseguya named the 23-man squad that will take on Zimbabwe Sables over the weekend.

Some changes were made with Byron Oketayot replacing Ronald Musajja at the blind side flank, Philip Wokorach moves to fly half from full back to cover for the injured Ivan Magomu who will start from the bench and James Odong returns from injury to start at full back.

After two wins against Tunisia and Senegal and a draw against second placed Kenya, the Uganda Rugby Cranes are third in the rankings with 11 points behind 1st placed Namibia and Kenya at 2nd.

The Africa Gold Cup serves as 2019 World Cup qualifiers. It featured Namibia, Kenya, Senegal, Tunisia, Zambia and Zimbabwe and the winner, Namibia are not only being crowned Gold Cup champions but also qualify for the World Cup.

Namibia was crowned champions after defeating Kenya 45-7 in Windhoek, going unbeaten in the competition and retaining the title for the fourth year in a row.

Meanwhile, the 2019 Rugby World Cup takes place in Japan from September 20th to November 2nd and will be played across 12 venues.


Africa Rugby Gold Cup

Uganda Vs. Zimbwabwe

Legends Rugby Ground, Kampala (4:30pm)


The Team List:

  1. Asuman Mugerwa
  2. Alex Mubiru
  3. Brian Odongo-Captain
  4. Charles Uhuru
  5. Mathias Ochwo
  6. Byron Oketayot
  7. Brian Asaba
  8. Scott Oluoch
  9. Aaron Ofoyrwoth
  10. Philip Wokorach
  11. Lawrence Sebuliba
  12. Pius Ogena
  13. Micheal Okorach
  14. Justin Kimono
  15. James Odong
  16. Syrus Watum
  17. Collin Kimbowa
  18. Saul Kivumbi
  19. Robert Aziku
  20. Ronald Musajja
  21. Kevin Makmot
  22. Ivan Magomu
  23. Fred Odur
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