Tale topping Heathens take on Pirates Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE

2016/17 Rugby Premiership:

Saturday Results:

  • Heathens 27 – 16 Rhinos
  • Buffaloes 20 -13 Rams
  •  Pirates 18 – 12  Kobs
  •  Warriors 27 -17 Impis

Heathens Rugby club are the champions of the national rugby premiership.

[/media-credit] Heathens players led by Phillip Wokorach and Lawrence Sebuliba celebrate Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE

They achieved the positive feat following a comprehensive 27-16  victory at the hands of Rhinos at the Kyadondo Rugby grounds in Kampala on Saturday.

Alex Mubiru master minded Heathens’ victory with a man of the performance in a game Lawrence Ssebuliba, Romano Ogwal and Vincent Mose had the day’s tries.

[/media-credit] Alex Mubiru proudly shows off his man of the match medal after Heathens’ victory at Lugogo Credit: Hima Sports

The victory put Heathens on 67 points, 11 adrift of second placed Pirates (56), with the final bend of the season coming up in the next weeks.

Perennial arch-rivals Kobs, who lost 18-12 to Pirates on Saturday are third with 46 points.

Marvin Odongo, Brian Kasozi got the valuable tries with successful conversions for Pirates as Conrad Wanyama had a perfectly taken penalty kick.

Wanyama continued his season’s outstanding performance as an individual and for the entire team with yet another man of the match performance.

With Gulu Elephants already relegated after they failed to honour a maximum of three games, Impis (3), Rams (10)  and Warriors (21) could fail in the relegation drop zone.

Week 13 results:

Kobs 80 – 06 Makerere Impis

Heathens 38 – 19 Mongers

Rams 05-08 Warriors

Pirates 30-24 Rhinos

U-19 Girls:

Police Tear Gas Rangers 28-00 Mbale Eagles

Entebbe Ladies 37-00 Kyadondo

School’s Rugby:

Namilyango 51-03 Turkish

SMACK 08-00 Kololo (Match Abandoned)

David Isabirye is a senior staff writer for Kawowo Sports where he covers most of the major events.

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