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Kenya Lionesses too good for Uganda
By Raga House | Sat 22 Jun, 2019 19:03

Kenya Lionesses continued with preparation for 2021 Rugby World Cup qualifiers on Saturday beating Uganda Lady Cranes 44-13 in the first leg of the Elgon Cup in Kisumu.

Fly-half Grace Adhiambo, captain Phila Olando(3), Celestine Masinde, Janet Okello, Sophia Ayietta and Stella Wafula went over for Kenya Lionesses in the eight-try win and two conversions.

Charlotte Mudoola went for Uganda who had two tries and a penalty in the heavy defeat.

The return leg is set for July 13 in Kampala, Uganda.

Elgon Cup is part of the preps for Africa 15s Women Cup set for August in South Africa where the winner will qualify for 2021 Women’s Rugby World Cup.

World Rugby confirmed an exciting new qualification pathway for Women’s Rugby World Cup 2021 which has universality and opportunity at heart.

The pathway for teams who have not automatically qualified, offers opportunities for more unions to secure a place at the Women’s Rugby World Cup 2021 with the addition of a Repechage tournament for the first time in the competition’s history.

Kenya will have a chance to compete in their first ever Women's Rugby World Cup may they win continental showpiece set for August according to World Rugby. If they miss direct qualification, Kenya will have a chance through the repechage tournament via a play-off between South America second-placed team. 

TEAM NEWS
Kenya Lionesses
 
1. Juliet Nyambura, 2. Staycy Atieno 3. Imogen Hooper– (VC), 4. Enid Ouma 5. Bernedate Oleisia 6. Janet Awino (VC), 7. Mitchelle Akinyi 8. Leah Wambui9. Irene Otieno10. Grace Adhiambo 11. Jamari Agatha 12. Philadelphia Orlando– (Captain), 13. Celestine Masinde14. Christabel Lindo 15. Janet Okelo

Finishers
16. Knight Otuoma17. Everlyne Kalimera 18. Mercy Migongo 19. Emma Awuor 20. Anjeline Apiyo 21. Veronicah Wanjiku 22. Sophie Ayieta 23. Stella Wafula


Uganda Cranes 
1
 .Faith Namugga 2.Yvonne Najjuma 3.Tina Nakayiza 4 .Charity Atimango 5.Hellen Gizamba 6.Mary Ayot 7.Winnie Atyang (C) 8.Beatrice Atim 9.Samiya Ayikoru 10. @Charxpose11.Christine Akello 12.Peace Lekuru (VC) 13.Aisha Nakityo 14.Rita Nadunga 15.Mary Kyoita

Finishers 
16. Peace Mirembe 17. Warry Ssenfuka Joanita 18. Fortunate Irankunda 19. Irene Ziggy 20. Lydia Namabiro 21. Juliet Nandawula 22. Diana Kwagala 23. Esther Tino

African Qualifiers for the Women’s Rugby World Cup
This series of matches will be played in Johannesburg

9 August 2019

Madagascar vs Kenya
Referee: Saudah Adiru (Uganda)
Assessor: Alhambra Nievas (Spain)

South Africa vs Uganda
Referee: Precious Pazani (Zimbabwe)
Assessor: Alhambra Nievas (Spain)

13 August 2019

Kenya vs Uganda
Referee: Ashleigh Murray (South Africa)
Assessor: Alhambra Nievas (Spain)

Madagascar vs South Africa
Referee: Saudah Adiru (Uganda)
Assessor: Alhambra Nievas (Spain)

17 August 2019

Madagascar vs Uganda
Referee: Ashleigh Murray (South Africa)
Assessor: Alhambra Nievas (Spain)

South Africa vs Kenya
Referee:  Precious Pazani (Zimbabwe)
Assessor: Alhambra Nievas (Spain)

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