Saturday, November 19
Mongers vs. Rhinos – 4.30pm, Entebbe.
It is not often that Rhinos go into their fixture with Mongers as clear favourites.
But, after their off season recruitment and the superb start to the season, the Legends side carry a slight advantage over the Entebbe side as the two face off at the House of Pain in Entebbe.
Rhino have won two on a bounce while their opponents have a win and a loss after just two games.
“We want to give ourselves a chance this season and we have to recover as soon as possible,” Mongers captain Elijah Ssegawa told Kawowo Sports after the team’s loss to Kobs last weekend.
“Our next game is at home and we have to fight for maximum points,” the prop added in reference to Saturday’s game.
Mongers have been on the road in their first two fixtures of the season.
They opened the season with a commanding 35-07 win over Buffaloes at Kyadondo before falling 19-10 to Kobs at Legends last weekend.
For the visitors, the season started in a fashion many predicted.
Two comprehensive wins over Mutoni Warriors and a depleted Buffaloes have given head coach Brian Makalama the start every new coach would want of his team.
Scot Oluoch, Stallone Arinaitwe and Mathias Ochwo have all been in super form for their new side but face their biggest test of the season so far.
“It’s a long season and we have to keep doing better every other week,” Arinaitwe told this website.
Rhinos will rely on the form of winger Daudi Ssemwami while the home side will be hoping for a strong performance from seniors players Simon Wakabi, John Wandicho and Andrew Olweny.
Wakabi came on at half time against Kobs and changed the game, scoring Mongers’ only try of the day.