Uganda climbs six places into 35th in the latest World Rugby Rankings after the 3-point 16-13 victory over Kenya, away in Kisumu last weekend in the first round of the Elgon Cup.
Uganda need a try in each half, Adrian Kasito scoring five minutes into the game, and Santos Senteza bundling over in the second period, and six points off Aaron Ofoywroth’s boot to withstand a fighting Kenya.
“In the Elgon Cup, Uganda hold a three-point advantage over Kenya after winning the away leg of the two-match series, 16-13. Uganda jump six places to 35th after gaining one-and-three-quarter points but they are still three places below defending champions Kenya who remain in 32nd despite the loss,” reads a statement on the World Rugby Website.
Uganda are the week’s biggest mover (6 points in the green) and now ranks as Africa’s 4th best team behind 2007 World Champions South Africa (5th), reigning African Champions Namibia (23rd) and noisy neighbors Kenya in 32nd. On the ascension, Uganda went over Zimbabwe, who dropped a place and now languish in 37th as well as Tunisia who dropped a place into 41st.