They might not be Premiership champions but they have definitely been the stand out performers in terms of leaving their opposition and the fans in awe. The statistics don’t lie – despite sitting in third position; Pirates have accumulated 514 points (the most scored by any team this season), 12 bonus points and 68 log points with a big chance of getting past the 70 point mark this weekend.
If social media is anything to go by, the Sea robbers aim to end their season with a bang. Therefore it shouldn’t be a surprise to see a full strength team being fielded by coach Bobby Musinguzi. After which, Kings Park will host an epic jamboree to look back at a season that could have given more but didn’t deliver due to a slow start that proved fatal to their title ambitions.
The Makerere Rams secured their place for next season’s premiership despite a tough season – Richard Lumu will look back to this as a lesson for the youngsters, many of whom got their debuts in the 2018-2019 campaign. They also face a challenge of keeping this youthful team together for a longer period in order to develop a new age rugby players.
Rams have one of the best development systems but find it hard to hold onto their finished products, something that has halted their Premiership challenge for a while now. The senior members of the squad have their work cut out to steady the ship as they look towards the future of the team.
MRI Rams visit Kings park this weekend with one aim; to put up a good account of themselves – many teams have left the Pirates home on the wrong end of an embarrassing score and this is something that the Makerere side will want to avoid.
Another opportunity for both teams to exhibit good rugby and raise their hands to the national selectors for a call up as the international season begins to peep.