Pirates were 48-05 away winners at DusuPay Warriors, ending the latter’s unbeaten run while Heathens beat Mongers 16-00 at Kyadondo to remain top and the only unbeaten side in the Ugandan Rugby Premiership league.
Still hurting from the loss to Kobs at their new ground, Pirates knew they had their work cut out for them and they had to beat Warriors on the first visit to their former home ground. Playing with intent, Pirates were over for the first try of the day, only two minutes in, courtesy of full back Haruna Muhammad which Ivan Magomu failed to convert. Five minutes later, Haruna Muhammad let Baron Kasozi loose on the wing with the runner scoring the visitors second to pile more early troubles for the Warriors. Haruna Muhammad secured his brace, while Frank Kidega and Timothy Odongo also got in on the scoring action to send the Pirates into a commanding 27-00 lead at the break.
Six minutes into the second half, Ivan Magomu found himself in acres of space next to the posts and made no mistake but to score Pirates sixth try of the day. Wanyama Conrad converted to extend Pirates lead to 34-00. Flanker Kelvin Balagade got himself a brace too, with coming after successive kicks from his half. Ivan Magomu converted one while Tusiime “China” Ronald converted the other. Warriors got a consolation try so late on but the Pirates had taken care of business and beaten Warriors 48-05. Kelvin Balagade was awarded Man Of The Match honors for his heroics in the game as Pirates beat Warriors.
Elsewhere, Hima Cement Heathens remian the only unbeaten side in the Ugandan Rugby Premiership after they saw off Mongers 16-00 at Kyadondo Rugby Club. Two Chris Lubanga penalties, a try in either half from Trevor Ochan and Emmanuel Byamugisha were enough to do the job. Betway Kobs were ruthless and rampant against the Toyota Buffaloes, winning 49-20 to keep the pressure on leaders Heathens, cutting the gap between the two to only two points. Kobs tries came through Adrian Kasito, Mukwaya Conrad, Juuko Jude, James Ijongat, Justin Kimono, Collin Kimbowa, and Edgar Seruwagi.
Heathens still lead the table on 32, touted by Betway Kobs in second on 30 points while Warriors drop to third on 27 points.