Women’s Rugby World Cup African Qualifiers: Uganda Draws 15-15 With Madagascar


Uganda woman rugby team played against the Makis of Madagascar during the 2019 Rugby Africa Women’s Cup, on Saturday, a qualifier for the 2021 Women’s Rugby World Cup.

In an evenly matched  game, the Lady Cranes and Madagascar played to a 15-15 stalemate.

The Makis got off to a bright start against the Lady Cranes, but they failed to convert two penalties in the opening stages of the match.

Madagascar were left to rue those two misses as Uganda opened the scoring through Julie Nandawula’s try and Mary Kyoita converted the penalty to take a 7-0 lead.

However, the Makis managed to score a few minutes before half-time through Fabrina Holiniana’s penalty to ensure that the first-half ended with Uganda leading 7-3.

Madagascar came out firing after the interval as they grabbed their first try through Holiniana, but Kyoita made 10-7 to Uganda with a penalty conversion.

The Makis never lost hope as they responded with a try by Patricia Ravololonirina and Holiniana scored her second penalty to make it 15-10 to Madagascar.

However, Samiya Ayikoru had other ideas as she grabbed a late try for the Lady Cranes, and ultimately the match ended in a 15-15 stalemate. Continue reading…

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