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Pirates Rugby Club players. They remain top of the table with 42 points ahead of second placed Kobs who have 40. Courtesy photo

Rhinos Snatch Legends Derby Win, Heathens Outclass Hippos as Impis Abandon Game

Despite the coast being clear that Pirates were set for another top flight win against Makerere Impis during match day ten on Friday at Legends Rugby Grounds, Impis do not feel that they were beaten but rather a walk over was awarded to their opponents.
posted onFebruary 4, 2018
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By Thomas Odongo

Despite Warriors drawing first blood against Rimula Rhinos during match day ten of the Nile Special Rugby Premiership on Saturday at Legends Rugby Grounds, the later was miles away from throwing in the towel as they won the game by 38-18.

Eric Mula brought back the 'horny' Rhinos back to the game with a stellar try with Kevin Makmot making no mistake with the extras.

Humphrey Orach also rushed himself to the Rhinos score sheet with Makmot once again putting the ball in the middle of the sticks.

Before the break, Martial Tchumkam put Warriors to the sword with the third try wich was also converted by Makmot.

The second was more of a Scout Olouch affair for Rhinos as the Rugby Cranes number 8 crossed the white wash twice but on a bad note, none of his tries were converted.

His first try came through a mall while the other came through a quick run.

Jasper Onen also appeared in the Rhinos score sheet to help Rhinos win in the mid-table clash.

''It was a tough game but we persisted till the end and we won at the end of the day,'' noted two try scorer, Scout Olouch.

Earlier on at Legends, Betway Kobs had hosted Rams who were humbled 50-05.

Richard Lumu was the first man to score in the game to give Rams an early lead against his side.

However, that was the end of the show for Rams as Adrian Kasito who was named man of the match ran the show to keep the Betway Uganda sponsored side in the second place.

At Kyadondo Rugby Club, defending champions; Hima Cement Heathens made no mistakes to punish league debutants; Jinja Hippos by 60-03.

Cox Muhigwa had a hatrick of tries while Lawrence Ssebuliba had a double with Santos Senteza, Allan Otim, Brian Okera and Arthur Mulama also crossing the try line to add more plight to the Jinja based side.

On the same game day, Mongers were the only side who won an away game after snatching a 10-11 win against Buffaloes at Kyadondo.

Warriors
Warriors had no chance against Rhinos. Courtesy photo

Impis Abandon Game

Despite the coast being clear that Pirates were set for another top flight win against Makerere Impis during match day ten on Friday at Legends Rugby Grounds, Impis do not feel that they were beaten but rather a walk over was awarded to their opponents.

As usual, the Buzz Pirates were controlling the game with full cylinders before Impis walked away in protest of an 'unfair' yellow card that was awarded to their skipper; Anthony Musimenta.

Before the ugly incident, Pirates were already leading the game by 31-03 thanks to tries from Timothy Odongo, William Nkore, Musa Muwonge and Sidney Muniafu.

However, Pirates fans do not care about Impis actions and claim that whether they had abandoned the game or not, their side would gave still won.

''The score board was favouring us by far and this would have been a comfortable win for us even though (Impis) had not abandoned the game,'' one of the Pirates fans who also added that his side are title favourites noted.

The win now keeps Pirates top of the table with 42 points ahead of second placed Kobs who have 40.

Nile Special Rugby Premiership

Results

Pirates 28-00 Impis (Walk over)

Rhinos 38-18 Warriors

Kobs 50-05 Rams

Heathens 60-03 Hippos

Buffaloes 10-11 Mongers

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