John Duncan Named Rugby Cranes Head Coach

Uganda Rugby Union (URU) has named South African born John Duncan as the new head coach for the national Rugby team, the Rugby Cranes.

The Rugby Cranes in action.
The Rugby Cranes in action.

John Duncan has been a Free State Rugby Union coach  and a former coach of the 15s team at Queens College, a school situated at the foot of the Stromberg Mountains in the Eastern Cape town of Queenstown.

Duncan will replace fellow country mate Joe Buekes who threw in the towel two weeks ago citing personal issues.

He will be assisted by Robbert Sseguya and Anthony Kinene who have been in charge of the Rugby Cranes since the departure of Buekes.

Uganda Rugby Union president Andrew Owor confirmed signing the South African tactician who has a task of improving the fading rugby cranes.

“Coach Duncan is already in the country and he was part of a training session with the team on Tuesday at Kyadondo Rugby Club,” said Owor.

His first assignment is to guide the side through the Confederation of Africa Rugby qualification and the return leg of the Elgon Cup where Uganda will need to win Kenya with a difference of four points after losing 20-17 during the first leg in Nairobi.