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Rugby Cranes Dismantle Tunisia


Rugby Africa Gold Cup:
Uganda 67-12 Tunisia

After losing their opening two games of the Rugby Africa Gold Cup, the Uganda Rugby Cranes needed to win in their third game, against Tunisia.

John Duncan’s men didn’t just win, they demolished their opponents to record a 65-12 victory at Kyadondo on Saturday.

Uganda, however, needed to overcome a slow start after the visitors went over inside the first five minutes of the game.

Tunisia missed the conversion and a penalty later on.

When Uganda’s chance to kick came, Phillip Wokorach made no mistake and his two penalties got the Cranes going as they lead 6-5.

Uganda’s try would then come from a player whould not be on the pitch if it was not for Ivan Magomu’s suspension. Robert Masendi.


The Buffaloes’ half back crossed over and his try was converted by Philip, who would later convert seven more of the nine tries on the day.

Michael Wokorach and team captain Asuman Mugerwa touched down and Philip converted as Uganda led 25-5 at the half.

The second half started with the same tempo as the first ended. Mugerwa powered over inside the first minute of the game as he benefitted from James Odong’s stolen ball from kickoff.

Phillip Wokorach the danced his way to the try line on three occasions before Solomon Okia’s only try.

Okia should have had his second of the day after leaving the entire Tunisia backline on their feet but he chose to feed Ian Munyani for an easy try.

With a hat-trick of tries, two penalties and eight conversions, Phillip Wokroach won the man of the match plaque with no contest.

Uganda will have no time to rest as they host the Zimbabwe Sables next weekend before playing Morocco the following weekend.

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