Rugby Cranes


Uganda Rugby Union (URU) has selected the 23 Rugby Cranes players to take on the Kenya Simbas in the return leg of the 2019 Elgon Cup in Kampala.

Four changes have been made to the Cranes team. Former captain Michael Wokorach returns to the squad after missing out on the first leg together with Ivan Magomu, Mike Otto and Philip Wokorach.

The Rugby Cranes defeated Kenya 13-16 in the first leg of the 2019 Elgon Cup on 22nd June at Momboleo stadium in Kisumu, Kenya.

The second leg will be held on Saturday, 13th July 2019 at Kyadondo Rugby Club in Kampala.

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.

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. The women’s games generally serve as a curtain raiser to the men’s games.

It is competed on a home-and-away basis. The competition and the cups are named after Mount Elgon, a mountain on the border of the two countries.


Uganda Rugby Cranes team list:


Santos Ssenteza

Kivumbi Saul

Asuman Mugerwa

Kimbowa Collins

Kanyanya Ronald

Kagimu Joseph

Charles Uhuru

Axiku Robert

Simon Olet

Desire Ayera

Asaba Brian

Emong Eliphaz

Otto Michael



Aaron Ofoyrwoth

Epilo Paul

Magomu Ivan

Ogena Pius

Ian Munyani

Micheal Okorach

Masendi Paul

Semwami David

Kasito Adrian

Philip Wokorach