Rugby

Kobs beat Warriors to stay second

Betway Kobs emerged 28-03 winners beating Warriors over the weekend at Legends to remain in second place on the league table.

In what was probably the game of the weekend, Kobs came out on top despite a mediocre first half. Ivan Kirabo missed the first chance to put the Kampala Old Boys on the board, with Joseph Oyet meeting him halfway and missing a penalty for Warriors. Ivan, though, would later correct his error with a good penalty to give Kobs the lead. Not before long, Kobs pressure yielded results with Kimono’s grounding for a try next to the posts and Ivan Kirabo converted to give Kobs a perfect try score. The game would have gone further for Warriors so early, save for Juuko Jude dropping the ball in the try area, sending the game into the half time break with Kobs riding on a 10-00 lead.

Justin Kimono (2nd Right) is congratulated by Kobs teammates Ssempeke, Kimbowa and Victor Wadia after scoring Kobs first try in their win against Warriors

After the break, Warriors drew first with a Mandela penalty before Josiah Ssempeke would kick in two penalties to push Kobs lead to 16-00. Tempers started to flare, and emotion filled the pitch but not before long, normalcy returned and with it, a James Ijongat cross kick found Adrian Kasito, well placed and patient to take advantage of poor Warriors’ defense to score Kobs second try of the game. A plethora of yellow cards and Warriors infringements later, Kobs were awarded a penalty try to push the game further away from the Warriors. At full time, Kobs were 28-03 winners.

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The win confirmed Kobs as second on the table, only two points behind Him Cement Heathens who were 39-03 winners against a hapless Rams at the Makerere Graveyard on the back of Masendi’s ruthlessness. Pirates handed Buffaloes their third loss in a row, and fourth of the league with a 30-00 drubbing to stay third and within grip of the top two sides.

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Jinja Hippos recorded their second win of the season, brushing aside and beating Entebbe based Plascon Mongers 24-12 while Byron Oketayot’s four tries inspired Rhinos to a 64-05 victory over Walukuba Barbarians.

Collated GW 8 Results:

Shell Rimula Rhinos 64-05 Walukuba Barbarians

Jinja Hippos 24-12 Plascon Mongers

Toyota Buffaloes 00-30 Black Pirates

Rams 03-39 Hima Cement Heathens

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