The 2014/2015 Nile Special Rugby premiership got underway on Saturday 1st Nov, with the defending champions Kobs, earning a vital 68-0 home victory against apparently ill-fated Makerere Impis at Legends Rugby Grounds.

Kobs outfit looked extremely composed and spirited for the their first league encounter racking up a record 10 tries, 9 conversions. The scoring was opened with an easy run through the Impis back line a few minutes after kickoff courtesy of impressive swift passes across the field and immense codification of the Kobs players.

Kobs eighth man, Adnan Mutebi who made a humongous impact for his new team started against his former side Impis, having guided them to the top flight Super 8 rugby premiership last season. Full back Keith Seruyange and Emmanuel Echodu also new recruits from Impis featured for their debuts.

The newly promoted visitors pushed on several occasions for a try to reply Kobs’ opener but only salvaged a penalty that was kicked wide of the uprights. Kobs’ Benon Kizza followed with an ebullient run that did not yield to expectation. Impis who buoyed up with slogans thereafter took to Kobs forcing the small crowds to the edge of their seats as big hits drama ensued.

However, little was realized by the visitors as Adnan Mutebi set up Joseph Aredo for another try accompanied with brutal muscle clashes against the occasionally tough Impis back line. Justin Kimono was later denied before Oscar Kalyango crossed the try line right of the uprights for a good Aredo conversion.

Kobs registered more two tries for five before returning for a second half that barely turned out different from the first. The defending champions completely took control of the match as Impis only matched their opponents in the first few minutes before swallowing another lot of tries.

In the early kickoff, Rhinos huffed and puffed against a resilient Pirates outfit for a 12-5 triumph. Man of the match Martial Tchumkam and Paul Zimbe scored the only tries for the comeback from an early 5 points deficit accompanied by Ivan Makmot’s conversion.

In Entebbe, Toyota Buffaloes failed to replicate last season’s brilliance at Sadolin Mongers that saw them win two in two. The home side pounced on the Buffaloes in a thriller that had Adrian Wasswa score a last minute penalty for 21-17 victory.

At Kyadondo, Protector Heathens commenced their league campaign with a 64-3 win over Mutoni warriors. The last time the duo had faced each other in the league was in week 11 of last season, Warriors losing 74-10, a slightly similar margin.
EzeeMoney Rhinos 12-5 Pirates
Kobs 68-0 Impis
Sadolin Mongers 20-17 Toyota Buffaloes
Heathens 64-3 Mutoni Warriors

Deputy Editor at Kawowo Sports. He is an aspiring Sport Psychologist.

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