• Kobs 88-03 Walukuba Barbarians
  • Heathens 51-12 Jinja Hippos
  • Rhinos 03-17 Black Pirates
  • Mongers 19-21 Warriors
  • Buffaloes 33-12 Rams

Title contenders Kobs and Heathens picked maximum points in the National Rugby Premiership over the weekend.

Kobs’ Adrian Kasito (with the ball) maneuvers through Barbarians defense. (Photo: Denise Bwaha)

Kobs sliced Walukuba Barbarians 88-3 in a lunch time try fest at Legends. Brian Asaba (2), Justin Kimono (2), Robert Aziku (2), Colin Kimbowa, Adnan Mutebi, Daniel Ortega, Ivan Kirabo, Augustine Kasansula and Conrad Mukwaya (2) all crossed for Kobs who maintain their spot at the top of the table. Paul Bwire’s scored the consolation penalty for the Barbarians.

Heathens’  Michael Wokorach (Photo: John Batanudde) Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE

Heathens ripped another Jinja side, Hippos, 51-12. Paul Masendi, Trevor Ochan, Aziz Khan and Cox Muhigwa all crossed for Heathens. David Wako and Denis Etwau crossed for the Jinja side with Maxwell Ebong adding extras on Etwau’s try.

Action between Pirates and Rhinos (Photo: Denise Bwaha)

Defending champions Black Pirates kept their winning streak going, with their second win from as many games, albeit not as convincing. Player of the match Haruna Muhammad and Desire Ayera marked their return to the starting team with a try each, both converted by David Busingye who also scored a penalty in the 17-03 win over Rhinos who points came through David Otwi’s early penalty.

Buffaloes players celebrate (Photo: John Batanudde) Credit: © Kawowo Sports | JOHN BATANUDDE

Toyota Buffaloes recovered from the season opening day defeat to Heathens with a bonus point win against Rams. Stephen Alul, Ali Hyder, Nicholas Byarugaba, Innocent Gwoktho all crossed the white line while Daniel Katerega and Eddie Kayima got some points off the boot in the 33-12 win over Rams. Edmond Waza and Geoffrey Otieno scored the tries for Rams.

Warriors during a team talk

Warriors impressive start to the season continued with a come from down 21-19 win over Mongers in Entebbe.

Tries from Papi Opio and Joseph Tamale in quick succession gave the home side an early advantage. However, Joseph Oyet took charge for the visitors to secure their second victory in as many outings.

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

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