Friday May 16 2014

Ruggers continue gelling process against Rwenzori


In an effort to assess their progress and game structures, the Rugby Cranes will take on Hima Rwenzori in their second trial game in as many as two weeks at Kyadondo today.

After spending more than two months in camp, the national ruggers had a trial game against local side Victoria last Saturday during which they looked rusty.

But despite looking average at some stages of the game, they managed to blow away a youthful Victoria side 52-12 and promised to put up even a better display against Hima Rwenzori.

Cranes coach Peter Magona noted that the final score will not be important because his focus is on the side’s development and improvement.
“We are looking to get our structures and positional combinations going forward,” said Magona. “The score is not as important as us getting our chemistry going and getting the group of 15 on the pitch to play expressively as one team.”

The Cranes side will play one more trial game against a combined side of the Victoria and Rwenzori franchises on May 31.
The XVs side will then depart for Tunisia on June 8 where they will embark on a mission to retain the CAR Tier 1A status which they lost last year in Madagascar.


Uganda XV vs. Rwenzori. 4pm
Upcoming fixtures
June 10-14: CAR Tier B in Tunisia.
June 12-19: Elgon Cup