The 2022 Elgon Cup called off


The 2022 Elgon Cup has been called off as per information from the Uganda Rugby Union in a Press Release dated 15th July 2022.

The competition had been scheduled to take place on 23rd July 2022 and 30th July 2022 in Uganda and Kenya respectively.

The Kenya Rugby Union came out to say that due the Current economic condition and general elections in the country they are unable to play this year’s Elgon Cup.

This is not the first time the games have been called off because in 2020, the Cup which was scheduled to take place in July 2020, and didn’t happen due to the novel coronavirus pandemic. Both teams and supporters were eagerly awaiting on proud battle on the rugby field.


The Elgon Cup is named after Mount Elgon, a mountain on the border of Kenya and Uganda, and is the trophy given to the winner of a rugby match contested between the Kenya and Uganda men’s and women’s national teams on an annual basis.

The Elgon Cup is played over two legs on a home and away basis and the winner on aggregate walks away with the prestigious trophy.

The men’s and women’s Elgon Cup has been played at various times of the year since its inception in 2004. Matches have been played in April and August, however more recently June and July has been the time of year that Elgon Cup matches take place.

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