Seven Ugandan rugby players – four based at home and three in Kenya – are in Hong Kong for the Hong Kong 10s tournament.
These are Kobs trio of Jude Jjuuko, Faragi Odugo and Pius Ogena, Heathens’ Allan Otim, Kenya Harlequin’s Mark Omoding, and Kabras’ Asuman Mugerwa and Eliphaz Emong.
They will feature for East Africa RFC from March 29-30 during the curtain-raiser event for Hong Kong Sevens.
East Africa RFC was drawn in Pool B alongside home outfit Impact HK HKU Sandy Bay.
- Pool A: Samurai RFC Warriors, China Five Stars, A-Trade Overseas Old Boys, Shanghai Rugby Football Club.
- Pool B: Tradition YCAC, bowers.law Crawshays, East Africa RFC, IMPACT HK HKU Sandy Bay.
- Pool C: HKFC Natixis Club, Taikoo Place Scottish Exiles, Ashbury Tropics, Seventise Rugby.
East Africa RFC, comprising players from Kenya, Uganda, and Rwanda, will make its sixth appearance at the event this year at Hong Kong Football Club. They reached the Bowl Final in their last appearance in 2018.
Kobs to miss their services in crunch Lions Cup tie
Table-topping Kobs might visit second-placed Heathens this weekend without Ogena, Odugo and Jjuuko. Ogena currently leads the top try scorers’ chart with sixteen tries while Odugo and Jjuuko are the team’s hookers.
While Kobs is not short of depth and quality, what is expected to be a crunch Lions Cup tie could become even tougher in their absence.