Fiery Rhino give Kobs early exam
Posted Saturday, February 9 2013 at 02:00
Rugby. The early game will witness G4S Pirates, in an attempt to bury their troubled start, facing Super Eight debutantes Summerkamp at Legends Club.
One result changed the shape of what might constitute the top four and eventual playoffs to decide the winner of Nile Special Super 8 Rugby League.
Rhino’s narrow 15-10 win over G4S Pirates sent shock waves through the league. “I think we answered our critics today (last Saturday),” Rhino captain Timothy Buloti said.
It was more than relief from Rhino after the opening 41-12 mauling at the hands of Toyota Buffaloes. Can Rhino send a ‘real’ giant tumbling?
Answers will be provided today when they face DMark Kobs at Legends Rugby Club – former Kampala ground. Rhino will need the same grit they showed in the second half of the win over Pirates.
Kobs have won their first two games with a margin of 95-16. A Justin Kimono master class gave them a 46-6 win against newcomers last weekend. The wing was outstanding as the rest of the team struggled.
However, there were a lot of areas where coach Fred Mudoola must demand improvement. The former champions were far from imposing.
“We are contented with what we scored not how we played,” Kobs stand-in captain Andrew Barasa noted. Rhino will demand they play better to get a bonus point especially with the feel-good factor.
“We are making progress after rectifying most of the mistakes from last week,” Rhino fullback James Musiitwa said after his man-of-the match display that was worth nine points. Perhaps as impressive about Rhino as their first win of the season is the fact that front row Martial Tchumkam is out injured.
The Cameroonian-born Rugby Cranes loose-head has had to scream instructions as de facto leader John Musoke serves a ban from all rugby activities. In the other games, Sadolin Mongers will bid to become the first team to score any kind of points against MTN Heathens at Kyadondo ground. The champions defeated lowly Summerkamp and Impis.