Tuesday January 28 2014

Super 8 Rugby: Kobs, Heathens run riot

Kob’s Ambrose Kamanyire scores a try against Lira Bulls. PHOTO  BY Aminah Babirye

Kob’s Ambrose Kamanyire scores a try against Lira Bulls. PHOTO BY Aminah Babirye 

By Deus Bugembe


Match Day 11 of the Nile Special Super 8 Rugby League Premiership turned out to be a scoring galore for the top dogs of the league as they took on the bottom two on Saturday.

The respective thrashings were expected given the ranks and quality on the different team sheets. At Legends, DMark Kobs fell short by one point of equaling their own record of most points scored in a game this season.

A free-scoring Kobs outfit tore apart the Lira Bulls 151-0 with multiple scores from Justin Kimono (6 tries), Oscar Kalyango (5 tries) and Lawrence Wakabi (5 tries). “We did pretty well today and were hungry for even more points,” said Kalyango; the day’s captain and man of match.

At Kyadondo, defending champions MTN Heathens responded to Kobs’ mauling of Bulls by putting a depleted Warriors side to the sword. But it was Warriors, who got onto the scoreboard first courtesy of Hillary Ssemusu’s try that was converted by Owen Kinyera. Warriors’ lead, however, lasted two minutes before Heathens responded quickly thanks to Micheal Wokorach’s touchdown.

Heathens didn’t look back for the rest of the 80 minutes as they stamped their authority enroute to picking their desired bonus points.

The last encounter of the evening had Ezee Money Rhinos hosting Entebbe Mongers at Legends. As expected it was a bruising contest and ended up as a contender for game of the season after it ended in a 19-apiece stalemate. Centre Adrian Wasswa exhibited exceptional kicking by getting 14 of Mongers 19 points.“It was really a hard game for both sides. We shall take the result as a positive,” said man of the match Andrew Olweny.