Kenya and Uganda have a long history of rugby matches going back even before the first official match in 1958. Prior to the formation of the Rugby Football Union of Kenya (RFUK) in 1921 and the Uganda Rugby Football Union (URFU) in 1955, these two territories put out representative sides though, without a governing union. The Elgon cup represented the early years of rugby in the eastern African region and is played between Uganda and Kenya has been played since 2004 and the ladies version started in 2006. Uganda Rugby Cranes men have won it thrice 2006, 2012 and 2015. Uganda She Cranes have won it four times (2006, 2008, 2011 and 2013) while the Kenya Ladies have won it five times (2009, 2010, 2012, 2014 and 2015).