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Hippos out to avenge first round loss to the Warriors

Jinja Hippos are another team that’s now on everyone’s radar – fans and pundits alike are very impressed and are considering them as a main stay in the top league. People are appreciating their style and what they bring to the league a lot more now.

 

The Hippos piled more misery on the Shell Rimula Rhinos, putting 35 points past them en route to claiming victory and a comfortable bonus point win. Dam waters has become a place no one wants to visit, even the unbeaten Hima cement Heathens had to struggle for their win a fortnight ago.

 

Robert Sseguya’s imprint is clearly manifesting itself on a team that used to employ a sevens mentality to their fifteens game but now have a lot more structure and game understanding, knowing what to do in various situations which has made them the best transformation story of the second round.

 

Warriors started the league with so much power and finesse in the first round – 6 wins from their first six was followed up with a torrid run of 3 losses to the three teams that sit above them on the log. A surprise loss to the Mongers and a questionable show against the Barbarians despite the win leaves many wondering what is going on in the team – could it be a case of fatigue or complacency ? whatever it is, Makmot and his technical team need to iron out the issues and consolidate their place.

 

The Warriors travel to Jinja in what will be a great test of their mettle on a ground where Hippos now possess assurance, confidence and border line arrogance that they can’t be out wrestled. Warriors lacked the services of vice captain Syrus Wathum last weekend, however he returns this time to add X-factor to the team. They still continue to be without locks Ntungire Ivan and William Aling that are pivotal in their scrum plays.

 

Hippos have added some bulk to their squad as well so their forwards won’t be a push over too in that department which makes for an epic clash that the people of the east will enjoy so much.

Jinja Hippos vs DusuPay Warriors – 4pm

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