Rugby

Magomu takes match award as G4S Pirates roar past Warriors

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By DEUS BUGEMBE

Posted  Sunday, December 8  2013 at  02:00

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Rugby. The Namilyango Collegevacist was unstoppable.

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KAMPALA.

Reeling after a slow start to the 2013/2014 Nile Special Super 8 Rugby Premier League, G4S Pirates were always going to come out fighting.

And despite Mutoni Warriors, having also won their first topflight rubber in two years less than a fortnight ago, their fight was never going to be strong enough to derail the surging Pirates, who won 21-8 on Friday.
The return and brilliance of Ivan Magomu was the difference in the highly anticipated encounter.

Kevin Markmot kicked off the scoring for Pirates after converting a penalty in the fifth minute before Magomu chipped in with a couple of penalties.

Warriors responded with a Brian Sseruyange try. But it wasn’t too long before Pirates’ Dennis Etuket announced his presence.

The wing touched down afterWarriors’ fullback Gabriel Aredo failed to deal with a loose ball in his five. Scores were 14-8 in favour of Pirates at the breather.
Sam Ahamya’s Pirates started the second half from where they stopped in the first innings.

Manzi Collins touched down from a well planned maul. The try was converted by Magomu to make it 21-8.
“We are disappointed because we conceded many penalties” said Warriors coach Herbert Wafula. On the other hand, Pirates believe this win will send a message of intent to rest of the pack.

“I think we have finally got back to our winning ways. The team was in good shape throughout,” said man-of-match Magomu.

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