Entebbe Sharks taught a rugby lesson :)

Last weekend, Thunderbirds hosted Entebbe Sharks at Kyadondo Rugby Club. It was always going to be a tough game for the young Sharks as the Thunderbirds boasted 15 Uganda team players in their line up and had a lot of muscle power on their side. Despite being out muscled Sharks gave their all for the entire 80 minutes and were able to put together a couple of good phases of play in attack and once the Sharks got over their nerves the tackles started coming in. Injuries to hard tackling Christine Nakamya, Rachel Thompson and Marlene Werner were a set back to the team during the game but the good news is that they were not major injuries and the players will all be ok for the next game. It was great to see the girls tackling above their weight and their fighting spirit was awesome. The final score was 127-0 to Thunderbirds with the half time score being 62-0. Despite the huge score, valuable lessons were learned during the game and the girls will become stronger. Sharks is looking forward keenly to their next game which will be on 23rd March against the Kyadondo Eagles in Kyadondo. Video highlights of the game against Thunderbirds can be found here http://youtu.be/xZd2tvzfVSU

The team for that day
1. Mauricious Owomugisha
2. Faith Namyalo
3. Faith Nakato
4. Rachel Thompson (Immaculate Namuli)
5. Kate Condon – captain
6. Sharon Namubiru
7. Justine Kyohirwe
8. Brenda Kemigisha
9. Hadijah Ndagire
10. Justine Namagembe (player of the day)
11. Christine Nakamya
12. Helen Buteme
13. Hilda Nyiraguhirwa
14. Peace Lekuru
15. Juliet Nandawula
16. Immaculate Namuli – replaced Rachel Thompson in the first half (due to injury)
17. Marleen Werner (replaced Christine Nakamya in the first half due to injury)

Everyone played well but Justine Namagembe was singled out for her industry in defence and was named player of the day therefore will take over captaincy from Kate Condon for the next game.


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