Elgon cup - annual match between Uganda-Kenya

The Uganda Rugby Union and the Kenya Rugby Union have launched the 2019 Elgon Cup.

The Elgon Cup is an annual Rugby tournament between the Kenyan and Ugandan senior men’s 15’s team that has been happening for many years.

Over the past three years, the first leg has been taking place in Uganda owing to Kenya hosting the Rugby Africa (Gold Cup) later in the year hence acting as the return leg.

For the first time in three years, Kenya will host the first leg of the 2019 Elgon Cup on Saturday, June 22nd 2019 in Kisumu City.

Uganda will host the return leg but await the decision of Rugby Africa on where the Gold Cup games will be played. If and or/when Uganda plays Kenya in the Gold Cup in Uganda, it will double as the second leg.

The Uganda Rugby Union expects a word for Rugby Africa on dates and venues within a fortnight and will updates accordingly. This was all confirmed in a press statement from the Uganda Rugby Union.

Last year, the Kenya Simbas won the Elgon Cup 72-38 on aggregate. 34-16 at Legends, Kampala in the first leg and 38-22 in Nairobi.