John Duncan, a former coach of the 15s team at Queens College, a school situated at the foot of the Stormberg Mountains in the Eastern Cape town of Queenstown, has been named the new Uganda Rugby Cranes coach.

Duncan has replaced Joe Beukes who has been the new head coach of the national team until a couple of weeks ago, just before the first leg of the 2015 Elgon Cup in Nairobi, Kenya.

Beukes resigned due to personal business obligations and former national team player Robert Seguya, took over as interim coach.

Seguya, who has become Duncan’s assistant, will look forward to improve his record despite having lost his first Elgon Cup match in charge on Saturday, 20-17.

Anthony Kinene and Seguya have been tasked to correct Cranes mistakes against Kenya “A” while Duncan will watch from the sidelines.

Duncan came to Uganda through the partnership between URU and Free State-Cheetahs Rugby Union of South Africa and he has trained with the Rugby Cranes for the past few days.

He is expected to fully take over after the Elgon Cup, ahead of the Rugby Africa tier 1B tournament due July 5th to 11th against Mauritius, Senegal, Ivory Coast, Madagascar and Botswana.

Hosts, Uganda require a four points win to claim the Elgon Cup on home soil, following a 2-year spell without touching the accolades.

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