By Ali Mutanje
Game week 6 is upon us on Saturday 17th April 2021. The top four has already shaped up and will go down to the wire. The best of the rest has tight competition from sixth to eighth with only three points between sixth and eighth positions.
Buffaloes are placed in sixth equal on points with seventh placed Rhinos. They have a total of eight points from five games. Winning two and losing three.
They kicked off the season with a convincing 15 : 03 win against Rams and were in second position by the end of game week one. They faced a stern test against the Champions, Heathens to whom they lost 03 : 39 and went diving down in the table standings.
They tried to get back to winning ways with one win and two losses in their next three games. It is that kind of form that has seen them bounce from 9th to 6th position in five weeks. Liam Walker has been outstanding for the Buffaloes but there’s much work to do if they are to keep themselves in sixth or even get better.
A strong test awaits them against an in-form Pirates side in their next game and a loss could see them fall down the table below sixth.
Rhinos have a similar record to Buffaloes who are immediately above them on the table. They lie in seventh with a decent record of two wins and three losses in five games. They are tied on eight points with Buffaloes.
They kicked off the season with a tricky fixture against a strong KOBs side in which they did not manage to score a point. They lost the game 00 : 51.
They managed to come back and win their second game against Rams narrowly by a score of 13 : 14 and went on to win once and lose twice in the following three fixtures.
Their next fixture is against Impis who look very unconvincing this season and they hope a win at Legends rugby grounds will push them into sixth if Buffaloes fail to win against the Black Pirates.
MORE TO COME
Look out for the run down on the remaining teams in the Uganda Rugby Union Premiership in the next two series of the Mid-season analysis of the league. Right here on https://ugsports.net/rugby/