Kobs continue winning run

Monday January 8 2018

Tango: Buffaloes’ Paul Masendi holds back

Tango: Buffaloes’ Paul Masendi holds back Rhinos flanker Byron Oketayot. PHOTO BY EDDIE CHICCO 



Betway Kobs continued with their rich vein of form in the Nile Special Rugby Premiership when they visited Plascon Mongers on Saturday, winning 22-9.
Tries from Augustine Kasansula, Nobert Okeny and Alfred Karekaho ensured the 12-time league champions left Entebbe with four points to make 29 on top of the log. Having strolled through the first games with bonus points from all, Kobs could not force the fourth try as they failed to pick a bonus point for the first time this season.
“It was a good game although some aspects of the game could have been handled better,” Kobs captain Brian Asaba told Daily Monitor.
“But we took the win and look forward to next week.”
In Jinja, Hippos got their first ever top flight win against visiting Rams who now find themselves in a spot of bother at the bottom of the table. Hippos only won promotion to the Super 10 in November and have taken a huge step in their fight to avaoid relegation.
John Echeru and Dennis Etwau got a try a piece as Maxwell Ebonga’s boot added two conversions and three penalties to leave Rams the only winless side in this league campaign.
“ Its a great feeling and milestone for us, we hope it brings more confidence in the side as we work on winning more games, “ said Hippos coach Saidi Atibu.
Hima Heathens beat Impis 67-5, showing that they belong at the top despite a below par campaign so far. Allan Otim got a hattrick while Lawrence Sebuliba and Reynold Kato got braces to post a huge score, helping Heathens to successive wins for the first time this season.
Rimula Rhinos left Toyota Buffaloes’ backyard as 13 -34 winners to keep in touch with Pirates whose 15-55 win over Warriors took them to 24 points, Five below Kobs.

Impis 5-67 Heathens
Warriors 15-55 Pirates
Buffaloes 13 - 34 Rhinos
Hippos 23-17 Rams
Mongers 9 - 22 Kobs