Warriors, Heathens hit rugby premiership summit in epic weekend

Tuesday December 4 2018

Rewarded: Dusupay Warriors pair of Henry Musisi

Rewarded: Dusupay Warriors pair of Henry Musisi and Nelson Mandela (purple) double up on a Hippos Aziz Bagalana on Saturday. PHOTO BY EDDIE CHICCO. 

By Deus Bugembe

Kampala. Matchday four of the Nile Special Premiership came with some significant changes. Hima Cement Heathens and Dusupay Warriors were the biggest gainers as they ended up top of the standings tied at 18 points, only separated by scoring difference. Friday saw Heathens get the better of Betway Kobs 15-12 to go past the latter in the standings and claim top spot. Warriors would respond the on Saturday with a resounding 43-14 win against Hippos to join Heathens.

“This is a big win for us but we are not going to be blinded, we still have a lot to work on if we are to stay at the top. It’s still a long season as it was only the fourth game of the campaign,” Heathens captain Michael Wokorach, told Daily Monitor.

For Warriors, the young season has seen them blossom, getting to the summit for the first time since they were promoted to the top flight in 2012. The new management at the club transformed it into a feared one unlike in the past. That motivates them to reach for greater heights according to coach Ivan Markmot.

Away in Bweyogere at Kings Park Stadium, the Black Pirates recorded a first win. After failing to get a try against Heathens, the Sea Robbers got five to beat Mongers 31-19. A brace from Brian Ochan and one each from Harunah Mohammed, Timothy Kisiiga and Raymond Emanzi saw them return to winning ways.