Without any disappointments in 2018 so far, Hima Cement Heathens open their doors to bottom placed Jinja Hippos for their second meeting this season.
Warriors tried to stage a comeback in the first half against Heathens last weekend, but a commanding second half of 5 tries was more than enough for Heathens to grab the bonus point win. With such form, they welcome Hippos who they beat 31-08 when they faced each other last November.
The Hima Cement Heathens had that infamous losing streak of 3 consecutive games in 2017 which Captain Michael insists is not a story of the New Year. Since Micheal Wokorach and Lawrence Ssebuliba returned from National 7s duty and Cox Muhigwa’s from injury, tides have seemed to turn for the defending champions. There points have been more or less evenly distributed amongst the team members with Oyet, Lawrence, Otim, Limbo, Kato and Wanyoto scoring at least four tries so far. It is unclear how long Romano Ogwal is still out for but the resurgence of Arthur Mukama in the backrow is making sure Romano is not missed.
Jinja Hippos are an exciting team to watch but that’s where the story ends. It is never a question of if they will crack, but when they will crack and by how many they will lose. Be that as it may, unlike their neighbors in the lower quarter of the table, they have managed to score points in each and every game they have played. You can be sure they will beat any defense and imminently score.
It should not be a hard game for Hima Cement Heathens for win as they dream of playing catch up with Pirates and Kobs, and or possibly lead the table. That’s a long shot though.