Uganda national rugby union team

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Union Uganda Rugby Football Union
Nickname(s) The Rugby Cranes
Coach(es) Robert Seguya
Captain(s) Brian Odong
Top scorer Allan Musoke
Team kit
First international
Uganda  11 -21  Kenya
(24 May 1958)
Largest win
Burundi  0 - 100  Uganda
(11 September 2003)
Largest defeat
 South Africa XV 98-10  Uganda
(1 October 2005)

The Uganda national rugby union team are a national sporting side of Uganda, representing them at rugby union. Rugby union was introduced by the British during colonial rule and Uganda played their first international game against Kenya in 1958. They have not yet qualified for the Rugby World Cup.

Uganda is ranked at 47 in the IRB world ranking at 20 April 2016 [1]

Uganda compete annually against Kenya in the Elgon Cup. The Rugby Cranes won the CAR in 2007.

Uganda was promoted to Rugby Africa Tier 1A in 2015.

Uganda won the Elgon Cup after defeating Kenya 'A' in 2015.

Their home matches are hosted at the Kyadondo Rugby Club.[2]

World Cup record

  • 1987 - No qualifying tournament held
  • 1991 - 1999 - Did not enter
  • 2003 - 2015 - Did not qualify

Current squad

This is the squad that played in the Rugby Africa cup 1B 2015:


  • Brian Odongo -Captain( Betway Kobs)
  • Asuman Mugerwa (Hima Cement Heathens)
  • Martial Tchumkam (Ezee Money Rhinos)
  • Alex Mubiru ( Hima Cement Heathens)
  • Pius Ogena (Toyota Buffaloes)
  • Uhuru Charles ( Kabras Sugar)
  • Arthur Mpande (Ezee Money Rhinos)
  • Scot Olouch (Betway Kobs)
  • Denis Mugambe (Hima Cement Heathens)
  • Brian Asaba ( Betway Kobs)
  • Mathias Ochwo (Hima Cement Heathens)
  • Collins Kimbowa (Betway Kobs)
  • Marvin Odongo ( Black Pirates)
  • Cyrus Wathum (Betway Kobs)
  • John Wandicho (Sadolin Mongers)
  • Ronald Musajjagulanyago ( Betway Kobs)


  • Kevin Makmot (Ezee Money Rhinos)
  • James Ijongat (Betway Kobs)
  • Joseph Aredo ( Betway Kobs)
  • Eric Kasiita (Toyota Buffaloes)
  • Ramathan Govule ( Betway Kobs)
  • Oscar Kalyango (Betway Kobs)
  • Dennis Mulo (Hima Cement Heathens)
  • Justin Kimono (Betway Kobs)
  • Davis Kiwalabye (Betway Kobs)
  • Chris Lubanga (Hima Cement Heathens)
  • Gerald Ssewankambo (Toyota Buffaloes)
  • Lawrence Ssebuliba ( Hima Cement Heathens)
  • Micheal Wokorach (Hima Cement Heathens)
  • James Odongo (Kabras Sugar)
  • Alfred Bijik (Toyota Buffaloes)

Head coach: Robert Seguya Forwards Coach:Fred Mudola Backs Coach:Anthony Kinene Team Manager: Emmanuel Baine Team Doctor: Kalanzi Joseph

See also


External links

  1. KAZIBWE, EDGAR. "The 9 tries that elevated Uganda Rugby Cranes to Africa Rugby Tier 1A". Retrieved 2016-04-20.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Kyazze, Clive. "Uganda gains promotion to Rugby Africa Tier 1A". Retrieved 2016-04-20.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>