Ivan Magomu Credit: © Kawowo Sports | AISHA NAKATO
  • Rugby Africa Gold Cup
  • Saturday, 4th August 2018
  • Uganda Rugby Cranes Vs Tunisia – Kyadondo Rugby Club, 4:00pm
[/media-credit] John Duncan (left), UBL’s Francis Nyende (Middle) and skipper Asuman Mugerwa during a press conference at Legends Rugby Club. Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE

The Uganda Rugby Cranes head coach John Duncan has named the twenty two (22) players who will face Tunisia on  Saturday in the Africa Gold Cup match.

Uganda hosts North Africans Tunisia at the Legends Rugby Club in Kampala on Saturday.

[/media-credit] Ivan Magomu in action against Tunisia last year. Magomu has been left out because of disciplinary reasons Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE

The 22-man team has all the usual suspects on board apart from Ivan Magomu.

Magomu has been suspended this weekend  having disobeyed the coaching staff and participated in the Coronations 7’s last weekend.

The team continues to fine tune ahead of the Saturday encounter, seeking to register positive results.

[/media-credit] Martial Tchumcham (middle) is part of the team named Credit: © Kawowo Sports | AISHA NAKATO

Last month, Uganda Rugby Cranes fell to Kenya Simbas 38-22 at the RFUEA Grounds in Nairobi while Namibia humiliated visiting Tunisia 118-00 in Windhock.

After Tunisia, Uganda Rugby Cranes will face Morocco and Zimbabwe on August 11 and 18 respectively.

[/media-credit] Michael Wokorach runs to the try line. He is part of the team Credit: © Kawowo Sports | AISHA NAKATO

The winner of the Gold Cup will qualify for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan as Africa 1, joining defending champions New Zealand, South Africa, Italy and the repechage winner in Pool B.

The full team

  • Forwards: Martial Tchumkam, Paul Ssekate, Asuman Muigerwa (Captain), Charles Uhuru, Robert Aziku, Byron Oketayot, Brian Asaba, Eliphaz Emong
  • Backs: Aaron Ofoiwroth, Robert Masendi, James Odong, Pius Ogena, Michael Wokorach, Justin Kimono (Vice Captain), Phillip Wokorach
  • Reserves: Joseph Tamale, Santos Ssenteza, Collins Kimbowa, Simon Olet, Arthur Mukama, Conrad Wanyama, Solomon Okia

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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