Now that it is proven they can lose, Hima Cement Heathens have a chance to save their blushes when they meet a dilapidated and obscure Rhinos contingent this weekend at Legends.
Heathens had not lost a single game til last weekend against Kobs, and this weekend’s meeting away at Rhinos presents a good chance for them to bounce back as the latter have been a clear shadow of themselves from last season, given that they were runners-up last year but have now found themselves struggling for positions with Rams in the unwanted portion of the table.
There were suggestions of this particular game not happening with Rhinos citing the lack of numbers in their camp but an interesting U-Turn saw the game put back in plan. Heathens had been okay with postponement rather than a walk over, as the latter would not have assured them of a bonus point, one they badly need to keep pressure on table leading Kobs.
Heathens will be hopeful that Simon Okwera and Robert Masendi will have rediscovered their kicking and fielding form that was lost last weekend, while Rhinos will be hoping to avoid another defeat, which could plunge them in further trouble should Rams and Barbarians get wins.
The first these two met at Kyadondo, Heathens were 31-05 winners after a bullish show from Micheal Wokorach with Scott Oluoch (now at Kenya Harlequins) scoring Rhinos only points that day with a try.
Game week 14:
Friday 22nd February,
Black Pirates Vs Jinja Hippos
Saturday 23rd February,
Walukuba Barbarians Vs Toyota Buffaloes
Shell Rimula Rhinos Vs Hima Cement Heathens
DusuPay Warriors Vs MRI Rams
Betway Kobs Vs Plascon Mongers