Rugby Cranes intensify training ahead of Elgon Cup

By Johnson Were

“Our target is to stay in the Rugby Africa Tier 1 but that has to come with passing the first test of defending the Elgon Cup which requires the team to be fit”

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Rugby Cranes Fixtures

June 4 in Kampala
Uganda v Kenya

July 2 in Kampala
Uganda v Namibia

July 16 in Harare
Zimbabwe v Uganda

July 30 in Nairobi
Kenya v Uganda

Despite lack a financial muscle like their Kenya counterparts, Rugby Cranes tacticians Robert Sseguya and Anthony Kinene are not ready to fall to Kenya at home next month.

Kinene and Sseguya has now intensified their training to see that the team is fit by June 4, when they face-off Kenya in first leg of the Elgon Cup in Kampala.

“Our target is to stay in the Rugby Africa Tier 1 but that has to come with passing the first test of defending the Elgon Cup which requires the team to be fit,” Sseguya stated.

The team training at Kyadondo go up to 8:00pm doing all drills that will see all players body-conditioned and fit for an elite side of Kenya that entered residential training on Thursday under the guidance of South African tactician Jerome Paarwater.

The team in training has the Nile Special Rugby players of the year, 2014 Oscar Kalyango, 2015 Michael Wokorach, and Brian Odongo.

The other experienced players include Alex Mubiru, Andrew Olweny, Arthur Mpande, Asuman Mugerwa, Charles Uhuru, Chris Lubanga, Collins Kimbowa, Cyrus Watum, Davis Kyewalabye, and Dennis Mullo.

Other players are Ben Okello, Conrad Wanyama, Elijah Segawa, Eric Kasita and Gerard Sewankambo, Herman Ssenkawa, Ivan Magomu, James Ijongat, James Odongo, James Okello, John Wandicho, Joseph Aredo, Kevin Makmot, Lawrence Ssebuliba, Martial, Mathias Ochwo
Also on the called up team are Philip Wokorach, Pius Ogena, Ramathan Govule, Robert Aziku, Romano Ogwal, Ronald Musajja, Shaun David Baseka, Mathew Egeru, Daudi Ssemwami, Bulago Joseph and Jude Kirya.
The Rugby Cranes is sponsored by Nile Special.