Defending Champions, Black Pirates, continued their 2019 rout with a 61-00 obliteration of Shell Rimula Rhinos at Kings Park on Saturday.
Despite arriving later than planned, Rhinos showed grit at the start of the game piling the pressure and landing an early penalty which they sadly missed. This woke Pirates up as the hosts stepped hard on the gas. Isaac Massa got the first points of the game with a try but Ivan Magomu failed to convert. It was Conrad Wanyama who got the second try for the Pirates in an unlikely position at the rear of a rolling maul. Ivan converted to push their lead to 12-00. Timothy Odongo and Baron Kasozi got in on the action too before Isaac Massa completed his hat-trick before half time to push the Pirates margin further to 39-00.
After the break, the Pirates continued from where they had left off in the first half, with Isaac Massa adding two more tries, Baron Kasozi completing his hat-trick too, with James Mugisha landing the Pirates last try of the game, to win 61-00.
DusuPay Warriors failed to contain late pressure from Plascon Mongers, with the latter scoring a late try to win 16-05 at Legends. The Warriors had been leading the game 15-05 at some point. Table leading Hima Cement Heathens left it late to sweep away Jinja Hippos 28-07, as the Buffaloes recovered from a four game losing streak to beat Rams 24-20. Kobs were 61-00 winners over Walukuba Barbarians in Jinja.
With bonus point wins for all the top three, Heathens are still a point (51) ahead of Kobs (50) and the win for Mongers put them seven points behind DusuPay Warriors who are fourth.
Collated Premiership results:
Pirates 61-00 Rhinos
Warriors 15-16 Mongers
Hippos 07-13 Heathens
Barbarians 00-61 Kobs
Rams 20-24 Buffaloes