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Elgon Cup: Simbas silence Cranes

Returning into the national team as a starter, Jacob Ojee made the first try against Uganda in the Elgon Cup cum Africa Gold Cup rugby-15-a-side match played at RFUEA Ground today.

Kenya beat Uganda 38-22 to defend the Elgon Cup title they won last year with today’s 72-38 aggregate.

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Simbas had defeated Rugby Cranes 36-18 on May 30th in Kampala, Uganda and today’s 38-22.

Ojee put the Simbas ahead with a try on eight minutes that was well converted by Darwin Mukidza.

Ugandans captain Philip Wokorach reduced the score with his unconverted try to make it 7-5.

Further converted tries from Davis Chenge and Sam Onsomu saw the Simbas go 21-5 before Mukidza set up debutant Felix Ayange for try, adding the extras to see the Simbas lead 28-5 at the break.

Uganda began the second half with purpose and were duly rewarded when Ivan Magomu went over the chalk,Phil Wokorach converting to bring the score to 28-12.

They would continue to put Kenya under pressure but fell further behind when Mukidza drilled over a penalty to see the Simbas go 31-12 up.

A yellow to Kenyan lock Andrew Chogo gave Uganda the impetus, scoring two quick tries through Michael Wokorach and the other Wokorach, Philip the game finely poised at 31-22 before prop Moses Amusala, on as a second half replacement, crashed over the line, Mukidza converting to secure the result for Kenya.

The result also saw Kenya retain the Elgon Cup on a 72-38 aggregate, having won the first leg in Kampala 34-16 on May 26.

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