Michael Wokorach Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE
  • Saturday, February 10
  • Heathens vs. Pirates – 4:30 pm, Kyadondo
[/media-credit] Chris Lubanga will be crucial for Haethens Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE

On November 25 last year, Black Pirates put Heathens to the sword at Legends.

Of course it was understandable the defending champions were thin as a result of national sevens duty and the heist by Kenyan clubs.

However, Heathens have since regrouped and are showing signs of massive improvement that has seen them win six in succession since falling to Rhinos on December 9, 2017.

Pirates’ form is even better. The sea robbers have not lost a game on the pitch with their only loss of the season coming via the boardroom.

The young lads are playing smart and Kobs are testament to that but the big question is, will they outsmart rejuvenated Heathens in their own backyard? The question will be answered on Saturday afternoon at Kyadondo Rugby Club.

On top of the National Rugby Premiership table with 42 points, Pirates will be looking to extend their stay at the summit while Heathens who are 6 points off the top want to close the gap in a bid to retain the title.

Pirates’ flying backline will be up against experience following the return of Michael Wokorach and Lawrence Sebuliba who have steadied Heathens’ ship.

Ivan Magomu and Conrad Wanyama who have been the focal point for the sea robbers will have to be at their mercurial best against Chris Lubanga and Faisal Gamma.

Other Fixtures

In other fixtures, second placed Kobs play host to Jinja side Hippos in the lunchtime kick-off at Legends before Rhinos take on Impis.

Buffaloes will be involved in the early kick-off at Kyadondo against Rams while Mongers will entertain Warriors at the ‘House of Pain’ in Entebbe.

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

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