2019 is finally showing some light at the end of the tunnel for the league’s surprise outfit. The Warriors who went 6 games on the trot unbeaten had failed to replicate their purple patch in the new year for three weekends straight as they battled the mammoth huddle of Pirates, Kobs and Heathens.
Last weekend however, they were able to do a double over the Shell Rimula Rhinos and will be hoping to continue their winning ways and consolidate fourth position as they put pressure on Pirates who are in third and possibly anticipate a top two finish.
The return of Allan Omoding popularly known as “Sala” was key – he made the most metres in the Warriors on top of making 8 line breaks, one of which led to the first try.
Sala provided something that the Warriors had lacked three weekends prior to their duel with Rhinos and will be hoping to put the Plascon Mongers to the sword. The previous encounter was a real tug of war that Warriors had to win, coming from behind however this weekend, they have the opportunity to punish them on a much wider pitch that favours expansive running rugby in stark contrast to Entebbe’s house of pain grounds.
Mongers come into this one having gone back to winning ways after a series of appalling displays that were highlighted by a loss to the Jinja Hippos.
The introduction of John Wandicho, a long serving player turned coach seemed to have turned the right knobs as they let go of long serving Kigongo Ssebalamu. As coincidence would have it, the results started going their way and weekend presents yet another opportunity to showcase their revitalized potential.
The extension of their deal with Plascon seemed to have been added incentive – they have been clad in new gear and will be one reason for fans to be at Legends tomorrow to witness two teams that aren’t afraid to play with colour.
The Mongers will be keen to use the set piece and their experienced industrious forwards as Ivan Makmot’s Warriors will want to use their youth to run like life depends on it.
This could possibly be the pick of the fixtures in a weekend that possesses potentially many one sided match ups.
DusuPay Warriors vs Plascon Mongers
Legends Rugby grounds