Warriors' fly half Henry Musisi (Photo: Kratos) Credit: Kratos Sports

Fixtures | Saturday, December 8

  • Rams vs. Warriors – Makerere, 4:30 pm
  • Heathens vs. Rhinos – Kyadondo, 2:00 pm
  • Buffaloes vs. Walukuba – Kyadondo, 4:30 pm
  • Hippos vs. Pirates – Dam Waters, 4:30 pm
  • Mongers vs. Kobs – Entebbe, 4:30 pm
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Heathens and Warriors are the only unbeaten sides, four games into the 2018-19 National Rugby Premiership season.

Heathens have been particularly excellent in the second half of games that they seemed not to control in the first half, with Buffaloes (on the opening weekend) and Kobs (last Friday) facing the wrath of the 2017 champions.

The side will be looking to maintain their unbeaten start to the season when they host struggling Rhinos in the lunchtime kick off at Kyadondo.

Rhinos won the contest last season but return to the ground a shadow of themselves and it would be a shock if they registered victory against Heathens.

Warriors

Meanwhile, Kevin Makmot’s Warriors who are off to superb start to league and topping the table after four matches will be out to extend their run.

Warriors visit Rams at the Graveyard in Makerere high in confidence having dispatched the first four opponents of the season.

“The boys are confident, they have been training well and winning four games gives them extra motivation. We are going for nothing but a bonus point win and I’m confident the boys will get it,” Makmot says.

Joseph Oyet and Allan Omoding will be tasked with inspiring the team from the back as Syrus Wathum leads the front pack. 

Rams will draw some inspiration from their last outing in which they defeated Barbarians 12-05 bringing an end to a three-game skid.

Richard Lumu’s charges defeated Warriors 22-07 but a repeat of the same is highly unlikely.

In other fixtures, resurgent Buffaloes will be odds on to win their fourth straight game when they host Walukuba Barbarians in the late kick off at Kyadondo.

Black Pirates return to the ground at which they won last season’s title – Dam Waters – to take on Jinja Hippos.

Kobs will be looking to bounce back from the defeat to Heathens when they visit Mongers at the House of Pain in Entebbe. 

Kobs will find no better time to take on Mongers as the hosts have already lost two home games in the league to Warriors and Buffaloes. Fred Mudoola’s men also recorded success at the same ground enroute wining the Uganda Cup in October.

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

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