Kobs' James Ijongat fluffed six penalties in the slim win over Pirates Credit: © Kawowo Sports | AMINAH BABIRYE

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Rugby Premiership:

Pirates vs. Mongers -2.30pm, Legends

Kobs vs. Rhinos -4.30, Legends

Gulu vs. Warriors -4.30pm, Gulu

Rams vs. Impis -4.30pm, Makerere

After Heathens’ 19-11 win over Buffaloes on Thursday evening, Kobs have no choice but to win when they take on Rhinos in their fourth game of the season.

Still unbeaten after three games, the two sides find their biggest test thus far in Saturday’s encounter at Legends Rugby Grounds.

“It should be a good game for the fans,” fly half James Ijongat, just returning to the team after being dropped from the National Sevens side, told Kawowo Sports ahead of the clash.

While the defending champions have won all their games so far, they find themselves 5 points behind table leaders Heathens and will need maximum points to get to level terms with their arch rivals.

However, Rhinos will surely pause questions and Dam Miriko’s charges must provide appropriate answers if they are to take any points from Brian Makalama’s troops.

“It’s a good test for us and we believe we can beat them (Kobs),” Rhinos scrum half Kevin Makmot told this website ahead of the game.

Rhinos threw away a 20-06 lead to draw 20-all with Sadolin Mongers in Entebbe last weekend and go into Saturday’s game with a “Show No Mercy” slogan.

Scot Oluoch, Herman Ssekamwa and Stallone Arinaitwe all crossed the white chalk in Entebbe and will be looking to replicate the same form at their home ground.

Makalama will also have the chance of fielding former Heathens fly half Jasper Onen after he returned from his stint in the Kenyan league.

Kobs earlier missed picking up a bonus point against a stubborn Mongers side but will not be focusing on a bonus point win on Saturday.

“We want to win the game. That’s what matters and it’s what we shall focus on,” Ijongat, who touched down as Kobs eliminates Rhinos in the quarterfinals of the Uganda Cup, reasoned.

The first game of the day will have unbeaten Pirates battle it out with Mongers.

Mongers opened their season with a win before falling to Kobs and drawing with Rhinos.

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