Peace Lekuru Credit: Edgar Hamala
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Uganda has completed a double over Zimbabwe in the Rugby Africa Women’s Cup.

The Lady Rugby Cranes followed up the 41-0 Wednesday victory with another impressive performance, scoring four converted tries during the lunchtime kick-off at Kyadondo.

Like the first, Zimbabwe started the game better but never gained much ground into Uganda’s territory as their playing short was just moving the ball from side to side.

While the Lady Sables seemed to have solved the scrum woes from the first game, their lineouts were poor and many were stolen.

It was a nervy start for Uganda but their first visit to Zimbabwe’s 22 resulted in points with Charlotte Mudoola putting the hosts on the board off the tee.

Discipline in contact remained a big issue for Uganda seeing two yellows (to Winnie Atyang and Yvonne Najjuma) in the first half but went unpunished by Zimbabwe.

Uganda’s second visit to Zimbabwe’s 22 resulted in Peace Lekuru’s first try of the game. The skipper, minutes later, scored her second after good hands from fellow backliners Grace Auma and Emily Lekuru.

Zimbabwe came close to scoring when Najjuma was sent to the bin but the hots forced a turnover at the five-meter line just before the halftime horn.

After the break, Emilly Lekuru went over after a lineout-plus-maul with Mudoola converting.

Player of the game Faith Namugga scored one for the forwards after Lady Cranes recycled from one side to the other before the prop broke the line to score at the posts. Mudoola converted and later converted a penalty for a 34-00 lead.

Delight Dananai scored Zimbabwe’s only points in the mini-series off the tee.

Franklin Kaweru is the Editor in Chief of Kawowo Sports. He is an ardent basketball enthusiast.

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