The Uganda rugby team is now in Zimbabwe ahead of Saturday’s Victoria Cup encounter against the Sables at Harare Sports Club on Saturday.

Still nursing the wounds of a 31-26 defeat to the Sables at the end of July, the Cranes of Uganda are eager to turn around their fortunes when they clash against Zimbabwe this weekend.

Upon arriving in the country, the Cranes head coach Seguya Robert issued a stern warning saying his charges are not on holiday and are fired up to atone for the defeat in the reverse fixture.

“We are not here on some tour, we are not tourists, we have come for some serious rugby. We know we lost the first game in Uganda, but this time around we have come for a win,” said Robert.

Uganda can somewhat be forgiven for their confidence after overcoming Zambia 38-22 in their last Victoria Cup encounter.

Robert, who on Wednesday named a 24-man squad which has a blend of youth and experience said the Cranes have prepared adequately for Zimbabwe.

I think we have done our homework and really worked hard in the build up to the game against the Sables. If we execute our plans well, I am sure we will be able to win,” he said.

The Cranes will be captained by Asuman Mugerwa, ahead of the huge task against a Zimbabwean side which is yet to taste defeat in the Victoria Cup.