Rugby league enters strenuous eight-day spell

Test of Consistency. Impis' Emmanuel Sedyabane (with ball) and Jonathan Luhoni have to deal with the big boys' Pirates and Impis in just five days.  PHOTO / JOHN BATANUDDE 

What you need to know:

  • At least two sessions per week are what most sides deal with before games. The demands of that schedule have to be met by all clubs, especially those with a lot at stake.

Saturday kicked off what is to be three games in eight days for Nile Special Rugby Premiership sides. Today, Womens Day, is one of the holidays allocated for games before sides return to action on Saturday.

At least two sessions per week are what most sides deal with before games. The demands of that schedule have to be met by all clubs, especially those with a lot at stake.

Leaders Heathens beat Rams 44-6 at Kyadondo, they host Warriors and visit Impis In that spell with maximum points the goal. Stanbic Black Pirates have Impis and Rhinos coming while Kobs play Rams and Buffaloes.

“I know how to prepare for Heathens on Tuesday and Rams on Saturday,” Warriors’ Shadrack Manano told Daily Monitor after ending on the wrong side of a 76-8 scoreline at Kings Park. It is the most points posted by a side in the league this campaign. For the Warriors, Saturday’s tie against the Warriors means more than just a game. It’s winnable and they will throw all they have at it as they still flirt with relegation despite being a point ahead of Impis, the only winless side in the league.

Saturday also marked the beginning of the second round with the top three sides Heathens (48), Pirates (43), and Kobs (41) all getting going with sizable wins. Kobs kept Mongers mute the entire evening with a 54-0 win while Heathens were comfortable 44-6 winners over Rams, thanks to a Norbet Okeny hattrick.

Saturday’s results
 Kobs 54-0 Mongers
 Buffaloes17-3Rhinos
 Heathens 44-6 Rams
 Hippos 32-14 Impis
 Pirates 76-8 Warriors

DON'T MISS: How Kobs sealed it

Womens’ day fixtures
Mongers vs Buffaloes 4pm , Entebbe
Rams vs Kobs 2pm , Makerere
Impis vs Pirates 4pm , Makerere
Rhinos vs Hippos 2pm, Legends
Warriors vs Heathens 4pm, Legends

Saturday fixtures
Kobs vs Buffaloes 4pm, Legends
Hippos vs Mongers 4pm, Dam Waters
Pirates vs Rhinos 4pm, Kings Park
Heathens vs Impis 4pm, Kyadondo
Rams vs Warriors 4pm, Makerere

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