Nile Special Uganda Rugby Premiership: Week 6- Toyota Buffaoles Vs Ezee Money Rhinos at 4:30pm, Kyadondo Rugby Grounds
Reputations will be on the line at Kyadondo Rugby Grounds on Saturday, when revamped Toyota Buffaloes face rivals Ezee Money Rhinos. The duo have always sought third place in the premiership after Heathens and Kobs, and the highly anticipated battle replay between the two sides is bound to make another encounter of the weekend.
Ezee Money Rhinos must feel like revenge, having lost last seasons matches against the same outfit in both the first and second halves. Rhinos have been a surprise package to the renown top rugby giants Heathens, thanks to the memorable win they secured off them in their recent outing.
They have often impressed in the scrummaging courtesy of last weekends man of the match against Heathens, Martiall Tchumkam. And with the return of James Musitwa from the confederation of Africa Rugby sevens that saw the Cranes finish 6th, the combo of fly half Kevin Keremundu, and Kicker Kevin Makmot, Buffaloes face an uphill task.
Rhinos coach John Musoke could however tactically miss-fire in the first half, since Buffaloes have just been overwhelmingly rejuvenated by the return of captain Alfred Bijik, Kasita Eric, Odongo James, Epillo Paul and Solomon Okia all from featuring for the national sevens team in the recently concluded CAR 7s in Harare, Zimbabwe.
It will be a must win for Buffaloes and debutant coaches O’Brien Tindimweba and Edgar Lemmerigar despite having lost four matches out of five, the outfit has featured in this season. Buffaloes ambushed Impis in Makerere to gab their only win and currently settle 5th on the premiership log.
Toyota Buffaloes completed a double over Ezee Money Rhinos last season, defeating the side, 16-10 and 34-15 respectively.
Toyota Buffaloes have won once 15-46 against Impis and lost four to Sadolin Mongers, Mutoni Warriors, Pirates and Kobs.
Ezee Money Rhinos have won four, against Pirates, Mutoni Warriors, Mongers, Heathens and only lost to Impis at Makerere.
Other Saturday fixtures
Legends Rugby Grounds
Pirates Vs Mutoni Warriors at 4:30pm
Makerere Rugby Grounds
Impis Vs Sadolin Mongers at 4:30 pm