Mongers (red shirts) and Pirates fight for possession at the lake side House of Pain play ground in Entebbe. (Photo: David Isabirye) Credit: David Isabirye

National Rugby Premiership | Week 13 Results

  • Mongers 13-28 Pirates
  • Kobs 26-21 Heathens
  • Buffaloes 23-10 Rhinos
  • Hippos 24-25 Warriors
  • Rams 48-03 Walukuba

Defending champions Pirates registered a hard-fought 28-13 victory over Mongers in the national rugby premiership at the House of Pain in Entebbe.

Mongers took the lead after just five minutes with Adrian Wasswa making no mistake, drilling home a penalty from over 40 yards.

Barons Kasozi touched down the try line with a successful conversion as the visitors led 7-3 by the opening quarter hour mark.

Wasswa missed the opportunity to close gap with another distant penalty not scored.

Pirates won most line outs during the game against Mongers in Entebbe (Photo: David Isabirye) Credit: David Isabirye

Haruna Muhammad got the second try converted as the league defending champions extended the lead 14-3 by the half time whistle.

Haruna Muhammad extended the scores 21-3 before Wasswa’s second penalty made it 6 for Mongers.

Andrew Olweny broke through the Pirates backline before he released Desire Ayella for the try, converted by Wasswa to make it 21-13.

The visitors punished Mongers for poor ball handling as Desire Ayera raced to for their fourth try, converted to make it 28-13.

Pirates thus secured the much treasured bonus point.

Pirates jealously protect the ball during their match against Mongers. (Photo: David Isabirye) Credit: David Isabirye

At Legends rugby ground, Kobs piped rivals Heathens 26-21, Buffaloes were 23-10 winners against Rhinos as Jinja Hippos fell a home 24-25 to the visiting Warriors at the Dam Waters play ground.

Referee Mulindwa a.k.a Afande Kerekere officiated in Entebbe as Mongers hosted Pirates. (Photo: David Isabirye) Credit: David Isabirye

Next game:

Mongers will face Kobs next Saturday at the Legends rugby ground in Naguru.

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

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