No surprises as mourning Kobs triumph
Posted Monday, January 28 2013 at 02:00
Rugby. Wakabi brothers Lawrence and Simon lost their father.
On an emotional weekend when the rugby fraternity paid homage to the father of the Wakabi brothers – Lawrence and Simon – the status quo was threatened.
A moment of silence was observed before kick-off of each of the four Nile Special Super 8 Rugby League games. Predictably, the two DMark Kobs backs were away for the burial that took place on Saturday.
Their teammates gave them a small consolation through a second half blitz to rout Impis 49-10 at the Legends Club which was only reopened days before the league started.
Kobs, who only got the chance to practice with the ball for the first time in over two months last Tuesday, struggled and had only Michael Okot’s try to show at the break.
Impis held their ground. A string of substitutions brought the desired impact for coach Fred Mudoola with first centre Tony Luggya scoring two tries. Luggya also exquisitely set up wing Justin Kimono to score under the posts. Flank Ibra Nyago and lock Timothy Kabnero touched down. Scrumhalf Kevin Markmot added the rest with his shiny red boots.
In Entebbe, Mongers threatened as they led the visiting G4S Pirates 7-6 only for a late Anthony Kinene penalty to deny them a memorable victory. John Wandicho’s try, converted by Brian Kinobe, had put the hosts in striking distance at the ‘House of Pain’. Kinene kicked three penalties in all. Buffaloes also forced their way into the top four positions with a 41-12 win over Rhino at Kyadondo.
Champions MTN Heathens, rivals Kobs, Buffaloes and Pirates comprise the top four positions in that order.
Only the top four after seven games will contest for the title on a knockout format.