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Uganda ease past Zimbabwe in Women’s Rugby Africa Cup opener

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Uganda Lady Rugby Cranes ran in seven tries and three conversions against Zimbabwe Lady Sables. URU Photo

Wednesday, 14th July 2021
Rugby Africa Cup – Women Group C
Uganda 41-00 Zimbabwe
@Kyadondo Rugby Club

Uganda Lady Rugby Cranes beat Zimbabwe Lady Sables 41-00 in the opening match of Rugby Africa Cup – Women Group C held behind closed doors on Wednesday at Kyadondo Rugby Club in Kampala.

The two sides will again face off on Sunday, 18th July in another lunch time fixture at the same venue.

Lady Rugby Cranes ran in seven tries and three conversions against a seemingly helpless Lady Sables side who struggled to get out of their own half.

Full back Samiya Ayikoru scored the home side’s first try earlier in the first half off a dummy that helped her split aside Zimbabwe’s defence to touch down at the edge of the turf. Vice Captain Charlotte Mudoola didn’t utilize the extras.

With the home side gaining confidence, Emilly Lekuru who was making her national XVs debut slotted home moments later as the hosts led 10-00 at half time.

The party continued for the host team later in the second half as they ran in more five tries and three extras to seal a deserving victory at an empty Kyadondo.

Emilly Lekuru scored in the second half as well with Captain Peace Lekuru also finding a double. Grace Auma and reserve Asha Nakityo had a try each while Mudoola managed three conversions.

Lady Rugby Cranes Squad

Forwards
Patricia Anek (Vice Captain), Yvonne Najjuma, Faith Namugga. Winnie Atyang, Sarah Kirabo, Angella Nanyonjo, Mary Gloria Ayot, Lydia Namabiro

Backs
Julie Nandawula, Charlotte Mudoola (Vice Captain), Agnes Nakuya, Peace Lekuru, Emilly Lekuru, Grace Auma, Samiya Ayikoru

Reserves
Fazila Namukwaya, Peace Mirembe, Lyton Nakabugo. Teddy Iwutung, Maimuna Nassozi, Asha Nakityo, Masitula Namboozo and Suzan Adong

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