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Africa Gold Cup: Uganda Obliterates Hapless Tunisia

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The Rugby cranes made light work of Tunisia on Saturday at Legends rugby ground

The Uganda Rugby Cranes put up a great display to whitewash Tunisia in the third game of the Africa Gold Cup.

Uganda eased past an awful Tunisia side in the game played on Saturday at Legends Rugby ground.

Reigning best rugby player, Phillip Wokorach led the way with a hat trick of tries and six conversations as the rugby cranes cruised to a 78-17 victory.

The other tries for Uganda came from Charles Uhuru, Alex Mubiru, Brian Odong, Ivan Magomu, James Odong, Pius Ogena, Mathias Ochwo and Solomon Okias.

The Cranes showed intent right from start and as early as the 8th minute; Phillip Wokorach opened the scores with the first try of the game.

A long ball from Ivan Magomu run off Saif Bousaada and Wokorach won possession to cross the white line. He was able to convert the extras.

Charles Uhuru added the second try 4 minutes later before Alex Mubiru who was making his 50th appearance for the national team also crossed the white chalk.

Despite Phillip Wokorach missing the conversion, the trend kept throughout the rest of the first half with Uganda proving too good for the North African side.

Captain Brian Odong, Wokorach Phillip, Ivan Magomu and James Odong followed suit with more tries.

Tunisia hardly crossed into Uganda’s half and by the end of the first 40 minutes Uganda led 43-00.

The second half was more about sealing the victory as the intensity went a bit down.

The visitors were able to make 3 tries in the second stanza through Isam Ouwham, Dhia Dhieb and Graa Yahya.

In the end, Uganda won the game 78-17. Kenya had earlier on defeated Senegal 45-25 while Namibia takes on Zimbabwe in the other game.

The result means Uganda moves to 11 points in 3 games and is currently second on the log behind Kenya.

Uganda will now have to play against Zimbabwe and Namibia in the final two games with both fixtures coming in Kampala.

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