Pirates, Heathens hit rich vein of form

Pirates and Kobs continued with their high scoring form against Gulu and Impis respectively in the Nile Special Premiership on Saturday in Makerere

Tuesday January 19 2016

Buffaloes’ Fred Odur (right) is tackled by a

Buffaloes’ Fred Odur (right) is tackled by a Rams opponent on Saturday. Buffaloes won the match 17-7. PHOTO by Eddie Chicco 

By Deus Bugembe

KAMPALA. Pirates and Kobs continued with their high scoring form against Gulu and Impis respectively in the Nile Special Premiership on Saturday in Makerere.


Pirates hardly broke sweat as they mauled Gulu 45-9. A hat-trick of tries from the league’s best player at the moment, Ivan Magomu, led them to victory. Other tries came fromDennis Etuket, Musa Muwonge and Jude Kirya.“We did not have the best of starts but once we got going, we were impeccable,” Pirates captain Mathew Egeru told Daily Monitor.
“We have to focus on our next game, which is against Buffaloes and it’s a tough one,” he added.


Ramathan Govule was the star attraction as Kobs ran riot against Impis. The centre scored twice and broke the line for fun on numerous occasions. Impis had their own share of fortune as they put 21 points past Kobs, something hardly heard of.


At Kyadondo , Mongers needed an Adrian Wasswa penalty at the stroke of full-time to earn a 23-all draw against Rhinos

Saturday’s rugby results

Kobs 62-21 Impis
Pirates 45-9 Gulu
Rhinos 23-23 Mongers
Buffaloes 17-7 Rams

dbugembe@ug.nationmedia.com

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