Saturday January 11 2014

Heathens hope to earn reprieve in visiting Lira Bulls


It’s both payback time and a time to consolidate positions for many sides in the Nile Special Super 8 Rugby Premier League today.

Mutoni Warriors will be out to avenge their narrow first round 20-22 loss to Ezee Money Rhinos when the two sides face off at Legends Rugby Club.
On the season’s opening day, Warriors rallied from a 19-0 first half deficit to take a 20-19 lead but gave away victory to Rhinos courtesy of a late Byron Atukubire penalty.
“We made too many errors then,” Warriors eighth man Erasmus Aredo said after a grueling training session at Legends on Wednesday.

“We have cleaned up this time around and we are ready to make them pay for snatching victory from our hands with the final whistle a couple of moments away.”
Champions MTN Heathens, still reeling from a 10-5 shock defeat to Entebbe Mongers, will be hoping to get a reprieve when they host the Super 8’s whipping boys Lira Bulls.

Michael Wokorach failed to inspire his side past the stubborn Entebbe Mongers at the ‘House of Pain’ last weekend.

That defeat is something Heathens will quickly want to erase from their minds by pummeling the Bulls for a cricket score.

“We are focusing on our remaining games,” said Heathens hooker Paul Sserunjogi. “We hope to pick maximum points from all of them and pray other results go our way. Starting with Bulls will be a good confidence builder.”

Log leaders DMark Kobs face pitiable G4S Pirates. Kobs’ championship odds were boosted by a rare Heathens’ slip against Mongers.

Now they are determined to roll each stone they come across enroute to the title. “Our plan has not changed at all,” skipper Brian Odong said after Thursday evening’s workout that centered on breakdowns.

“We have to win all our games and not worry about our rivals’ results. We are determined to bring the title back home.”
At Kyadondo, Toyota Buffaloes welcome Mongers, who beat their senior side Heathens last weekend.