Michael Wokorach touched down between the uprights for Heathens Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE

Saturday Fixtures:

  • Kobs vs. Gulu -2.30pm, Legends
  • Mongers vs. Buffaloes -4.30pm, Entebbe
  • Heathens vs. Rams -4.30pm, Kyadondo
  • Pirates vs. Impis -4.30pm, Legends
[/media-credit] Michael Wokorach touched down between the uprights for Heathens
Teams in the National Rugby Premiership will not have a break as the second round gets underway with Kobs and Heathens in somewhat light fixtures.
The table leaders, Heathens, who haven’t played in two weeks after getting a walkover last weekend, host Makerere Rams at Kyadondo Rugby grounds.
With Heathens enjoying a 6-point advantage over second placed Pirates, the Kyadondo side starts the second phase with hope of maintaining their superb record.
Mohammed Athiyo’s charges are still unbeaten and have created a 10-point gap between them and third placed Kobs.
For defending champions, Kobs, it is make or break time as they can’t afford any more slip ups if they are to still stand a chance in the title run.
Having lost 33-17 to Heathens in their first leg meeting at Kyadondo Rugby Grounds, Kobs recovered with a hard fought 23-16 win over Buffaloes last weekend and will hope to build on to that in the second round.
Edmund Tumusiime’s troops start the final bend against Gulu Elephants in the lunch time game at Legends.
“It is important that we win with bonus points in the rest of the games,” Kobs captain Brian Asaba noted after the team’s win last weekend.
Heathens have collected 42 points from the first round and top the 10-team log while Pirates, who have garnered 36 points thus far, are second.
Kobs, on 32 points, occupy an unfamiliar third place with Rhinos completing the top four section.

Franklin Kaweru is the Editor in Chief of Kawowo Sports. He is an ardent basketball enthusiast.

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