Uganda Rugby Premier League Match day one round up, table standings and next fixtures

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By Morris Rawal 

Uganda Rugby Premier League, Match Day one

Saturday, 14th January Results

Pirates 24-18 Heathens

Kobs 76-00 Walukuba

Hippos 22-25 Impis

Buffaloes 40-12 Rhinos

Mongers 11-09 Rams

Uganda Rugby Premier League, Match Day two

Saturday, 21st January fixtures

Buffaloes vs Heathens-Kyadondo

Mongers vs Hippos-Entebbe

Rams vs Kobs-Makerere

Rhinos vs Pirates-Legends

Impis vs Walukuba-Makerere.

Uganda Rugby Premier League rookies, Walukuba Barbarians faced it rough against indomitable KOBs.

On Saturday’s opening day of league play at Legends Rugby Club, the Jinja based team was humiliated 76-0.

The Blue side got on the board first thanks to a goal from Daudi Ssemwami, and the tries kept coming until the scoreboard read 24-0 at halftime.

The huge winning hand Joseph Aredo named the most valuable player who received a gong and cash from league sponsors Nile Special.

Due to a bonus point victory and a higher points margin, KOBs are in the lead while Walukuba is at the bottom of the log.

Heathens, the reigning champions, struggled against a more energizing Stanbic Black Pirates team in their first championship defense game.

With a final score of 24-18 versus the tough-luck Platinum Credit Heathens, the Sea Robbers team made sure that tasks were completed until the last siren.

The Stanbic Black Pirates led 19-10 at halftime thanks to goals in the first half from Joshua Engwau (5), Timothy Kisiga (5), Alex Aturinda (5), and William Nkore (4).

The Kyadondo-based team was held to 10 points in the opening round by captain Micheal Wokorach (5 points), Joseph Oyet (3 points), and Chris Lubanga (2).

Moses Olweny’s try for the Pirates in the second half helped them build a strong defensive wall while Nobert Okeny’s and Joseph Oyet’s final penalties for the Heathens didn’t do much to help them tie the game at the end of regulation.

Buffaloes put on a good performance in the second half to defeat Rhinos 40-12 at Kyadondo Sports Club in Kampala. While the latter are ninth on the standings with 0 points, the former are second and also picked a bonus point win.

At the House of Pain in Entebbe, Mongers defeated Rams by a narrow margin of 11-09 points. While the latter are sixth with one point, they are fifth on the standings with four points.

Hippos were the only team to lose at home in the first weekend as Impis defeated them 22–25 at Dam Waters in Jinja. Hippos are seventh with one point, while Impis are fourth with four.

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