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Uganda Remain Third In Africa Rugby Gold Cup

The Uganda Rugby Cranes have maintained their third spot on the log in the on-going 2017 Africa Gold Cup.
Uganda Rugby Cranes team.
The Uganda Rugby Cranes have maintained their third spot on the log in the on-going 2017 Africa Gold Cup.

After their 78-17 victory over Tunisia yesterday at the Legends Club, Lugogo and wins by Namibia and Kenya, the Cranes have remained third on 11 points.

Against Tunisia, the Rugby Cranes started in style with two quick tries through Philip Wokorach and Charles Uhuru. Wokorach made no mistake making good the conversions to lead 14-0 after 15 minutes.

The home side made sure they closed the gaps for the Tunisians to have no space to run the ball. Wokorach added three more tries, while Odong and Ivan Magomu were also on the score sheet to give Uganda a 43-0 lead at the interval.

On return Uganda's technical bench made changes bringing on Kevin Makmot and Solomon Okia for Aaron Afoirwoth and Lawrence Ssebuliba respectively.

The Tunisian team led by England based Saif Bousaada tried to fight back but failed to break through the Uganda Cranes back-line.

Uganda Rugby Cranes who are one of the teams yet to suffer defeat in the competition picked more tries through Wokorach, Pius Ogena, Solomon Okia, Phil Wakira to give the home fans chance to celebrate as they took a 78-0 lead.Tunisia later scored three tries and one conversion.

Tunisian coach Hedi Mohamedali told URN that although they lost the game, he is happy that his young team is gaining confidence. After the win Uganda remain in third place with 11 points behind Kenya in second place and Namibia who lead.

Kenya who stopped Senegal 42-25 in Nairobi on Saturday are second on 13 points, while Namibia lead the table with 14 points. The Namibian team were however denied a bonus point when they failed to beat Zimbabwe by more than three tries on Saturday. Namibia who will next travel to face Uganda won the game 31-26.

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