Rugby Premiership: Heathens Topple KOBs At Kyadondo

Sunday, January 16
•Heathens 07-06 KOBs
•Pirates 64-03 Rams
•Mongers 11-10 Rhinos
•Buffaloes 14-14 Impis
•Hippos 46-05 Warriors


Heathens managed to edge rivals KOBs in a closely contested affair in a Rugby Premiership game at Kyadondo.

KOBs took the lead through a well converted penalty from Joseph Aredo but they failed to capitalise on their advantage as Heathens staged a comeback in the second stanza.

Innocent Gwokto scored the game’s only Try and Aaron Ofoyrwoth duly split the uprights to send Heathens up-front.

Despite Josiah Ssempeke bringing KOBs within touching distance when he converted another penalty, Heathens held on for a needed win.

It was a deserved victory for Heathens against KOBs who beat the record league winners 19-11 last season at Legends.

Heathens continues their impressive start to the new season having beaten Buffaloes 50-00 in the opener last weekend.

It’s the first defeat for KOBs this season, a side that won the league last season unbeaten. They beat Impis 46-05 in their opener last weekend at Legends and face another difficult task when leaders Pirates visit next Saturday.

Elsewhere, Isaac Massa scored four tries as Pirates eased past Rams 64-03 at Kings Park in Bweyogerere. James Mugisha had a brace while William Nkore, Kelvin Balagadde, Frank Kidega and Haruna Muhammed added a try each.

Jinja Hippos beat Warriors at Dam Waters for their first win of the season, Buffaloes and Impis shared Spoils at Kyadondo while Mongers were 11-10 winners over Impis in Entebbe.

Week Three menu:
Saturday, January 22

•Mongers Vs Warriors – Entebbe (1pm)
•Rhinos Vs Impis – Legends (1pm)
•KOBs Vs Pirates – Legends (3pm)
•Hippos Vs Heathens – Dam Waters (1pm)
•Buffaloes Vs Rams – Kyadondo (3pm)


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