Kenya 15s rugby sides expect success in Elgon Cup
15 July 2014, 11:27
Nairobi - The
Elgon Cup’s first leg took place in Kampala, Uganda on Saturday 12 July
with the three representative Kenyan sides registering different
A gave a good account of themselves, going down 21-14 to Uganda’s Rugby
Cranes in the day’s top bill. They will surely fancy their chances
ahead of the return leg in Nairobi on Saturday July 19, 2014.
trailed 8-7 at half time, the Ugandans scoring their points through
Kevin Makmot (3 penalties and a conversion) and Bishop Onen’s try. They
were also awarded a penalty try.
Kelvin Omiyo and Nato Simiyu landed a try apiece for Kenya A with Isaac Adimo slotting home two conversions.
Manager Newton Ong’alo, speaking after the match, said, “ I am very
proud of the team’s performance. They gave a very good account of
themselves against Uganda’s strongest available side on the day. We have
restricted the Rugby Cranes to a seven point margin and are very
confident of overturning that deficit and keeping the Elgon Cup in
Lionesses devour Lady Cranes
Lionesses were in a ferocious mood, putting hosts and defending
champions Uganda’s Lady Cranes to slaughter, running away with the 33-15
first leg result that puts them in good stead to reclaim the title when
the return leg is played in Nairobi next weekend.
Narrow loss for U-19s
U-19s fell to a narrow 15-10 defeat at the hands of their Ugandan
counterparts in the inaugural U-19 fixture. Paul Murunga’s side have
their work cut out ahead of the return leg in Nairobi but will fancy
their chances next Saturday,certainly having learnt from their mistakes.
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