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Lady Rugby Cranes team trimmed

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The national women’s rugby XVs team alias Lady Rugby Cranes side has been trimmed to 30 players (from 32) ahead of international engagements.

Head Coach Leonard Lubambula has reduced the initial squad from the first camp by two players with the second camp due in a short time.

Last week, a squad of 32 players was summoned for the first camp in Jinja and two trial games were played. It is from this camp that players were evaluated for national team selection.

“The selected 30 players are going to drive us to the set goal for this year’s campaign. The team is a mixture of experienced and new players which gives a solid step into next year’s 2022 campaign that starts the rugby World Cup cycle,” Coach Leonard Lubambula told Uganda Rugby Union (URU) website.

Another purpose of the camps is also to transition players from the 10s version of rugby they have recently been competing locally to the 15s version.

The Team

Forwards

Patricia Anek-Kitgum queens
Peace Mirembe -Black Pearls
Lyton Nakabugo -Thunderbirds
Faith Namugga -Avengers
Doreen Sijali-Avengers
Salamusida -Black Pearls
Yvonne Najjuma-Thunderbirds
Adongpiny mercy -Kitgum
Winnie Atyang-Thunderbirds 3days
Lydia Namabiro-B Pearls
Teddy Iwutung-Thunderbirds
Zauma Nashuha-Mbale
Maimuna Nasozzi – Avengers
Peace Lekuru-Avengers
Charity Atimango- Thunderbirds
Sarah Kirabo – Avengers
Ayot Mary Gloria- Black Pearls
Angel Zziwa – Avengers

Backs

Masitula Nambozo-Mbale
Racheal Mufuwa -Black Pearl
Rita Naddunga
Julie Nandawula-Avengers
Asha Nakityo-Thunderbirds
Kwagala Diana-Black Pearls friday
Winnie Nabulo-Thunderbirds
Christine Akello-Avengers
Grace Auma – Black Pearls
Samiya Ayikoru – Thunderbirds
Nakuya Agnes – Thunderbirds
Charlotte Mudoola T – BP
Management

Technical Team:

*Coaches: Leo Lubambula & Ben Kigongo
*Team Doctor: Nelson Mayeku (Dr.)
*Team Manager: Racheal B.Kakaire

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