St Mary’s College Kisubi (SMACK) are the new schools rugby champions after beating Namilyango College 14-00 in the U20 category at Legends grounds.
Namilyango College began the day on a good note with two wins in the U15 and U17 categories but SMACK ruined the party appropriately with the win in the big boys category.
SMACK got into the game with more intent against a lethargic Ngonians side, and were rewarded and the pristine boot of flyhalf Calvin Musoke from SMACK put them ahead with two well taken penalties from 40 meters out, to give SMACK a 6-0 lead going into half time.
From the reset, Namilyango looked to be looking for points but SMACK had other plans and Calvin Musoke was back to haunt them. He found the poles-splitting kick to push SMACK’s lead to 9-0. With Namilyango trying hard but their hands giving away, a lapse in concentration gave Calvin space in the Ngonians 22 and he found his Captain, Chekie, who grounded for SMACK’s try and push the game to 14-00, as Musoke missed the extras.
With that score, there was nothing in the game much as Namilyango’s hands got bigger holes and couldn’t hold the ball and SMACK saw out the game to win.
Namilyango College failed to make it twelve trophies overall and three in a row, all thanks to the work SMACK put in to choke them in every move and win at the end.
It will be SMACK’s third win of the Schools U20 category having last won it in 2016 on Namilyango’s turf in 2016 against Hana Mixed School. Namilyango had exited that year in the semi-finals, losing 43-00 to Hana Mixed.
Calvin Musoke was named Man Of The Match having had a hand in everything that SMACK done, and Captain Ahumuza Chekie was announced player of the tournament having led his team to five wins, and a trophy win at the end of it all.