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By Vision Reporter

Added 2nd June 2006 03:00 AM

Just how will the national team, the Rugby Cranes, perform during the 2nd round 2007 Rugby World Cup qualifying game away against Morocco today? Nobody knows, because we have never been there.

Just how will the national team, the Rugby Cranes, perform during the 2nd round 2007 Rugby World Cup qualifying game away against Morocco today? Nobody knows, because we have never been there.

By Kalungi Kabuye

World Cup qualifiers
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Morocco v Uganda

Just how will the national team, the Rugby Cranes, perform during the 2nd round 2007 Rugby World Cup qualifying game away against Morocco today? Nobody knows, because we have never been there.

“To be honest, this is a different ball game altogether,” a rugby official said. “Most of the Moroccan players play professional rugby in Europe, especially France, while we are part-time amateurs at best. But it is a learning process, and we have to go to the next level.”

Uganda, grouped with Morocco and Cote d’Ivoire in Group A, has only played against the Morocco U-19 two years ago, and the score was close. But the senior side is a different cup of tea, and Uganda can only plan to keep the scores low so we can take advantage of the home games.

“Really, I think the real fight will be between Morocco and Tunisia, but ours is to do the best we can and build on that,” Uganda Rugby Union Secretary Paul Nyangabyaki said.

Former South African international Chester Williams will travel to Morocco to have a look at the team. He is expected to be the next national team coach.

In a Group B qualifying game last week, Namibia took Kenya to school, beating them 86-12 in Windhoek.

Kiwanuka confident

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