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Heathens to pile more trouble for Warriors

Hima Cement Heathens, the only unbeaten team in the league, are out this weekend to pile a little more trouble and worry on the DusuPay Warriors when the two sides meet at Legends this Saturday in an early kick-off.

Heathens aim to have a clean sweep of wins as the first round of the Uganda rugby premiership comes to and end when the visit Warriors at a ground where they were a second half too strong for Warriors last season, inspired by Cox Muhigwa.

The 2017 champions are buoyed by the fact they went to Makerere the past weekend and grabbed a bonus point win, conceding only a penalty against Rams. New winger, Paul Masendi was in buoyed mood that day, with a man-of-the-match performance, two days before he graduated from Makerere University with a bachelor’s degree.

After a perfect start in 2018, Warriors have struggled to put up any performances in 2019 with two losses from two games, letting in 76 points (48 against Pirates and 28 against Kobs) while only managing to score eight.

Heathens have proven incontestable in the set pieces, boasting of the best line-out and a near perfect scrum. Warriors forwards have struggled to replicate their 2018 form and come up against the crème de la crème in the land, especially the jumpers who will have to tussle it out with the experience and brilliance of Charles Uhuru. Simon Diego Olet will have to pass a late fitness test after raising injury concerns in the Rams game.

Their new look back-line will be looking for more opportunities to gel and the Warriors game will prove another worthy outing and opponent.