Matchday 10 Results

Friday, February 21

  • Buffaloes 03-30 Heathens

Saturday, February 22

  • Rams 17-22 Mongers
  • Warriors 06-27 Pirates
  • Kobs 25-08 Rhinos
  • Hippos 15-05 Impis

Mulago Rams may be a team in trouble but it sure gave Entebbe Mongers a run for their money in the Nile Special Rugby Premier League on Saturday evening at Kyadondo.

Mongers who were overwhelming favourites coming into the encounter fell behind in the tenth minute to Jude Kakara try that was converted by Aziz Kharim.

Rams played a spirited defense despite Mongers, as expected, dominating at the scrums and lineouts but the visitors found the breakthrough courtesy of veteran loose forward Andrew Olweny who broke the line to ground under the posts. Adrian Wasswa made no mistake adding extras before slotting through a penalty to give Mongers a 10-07 lead.

Coach-player Richard Lumu put Rams back in the lead with the last play of the half when he stole the ball from a ruck and raced to score under the poles. Kharim easily converted.

After the break, it was all Mongers on the attack to start and put their forwards in action. It took well over twenty minutes to break Rams and it was Olweny who grounded from a driving maul and Wasswa converted for a 17-14 lead.

In the final 72nd minute of the game, Rams were caught offside and Mongers called for scrum from which they recycled and found Edward Lukwago out wide on the left to score at the corner for a 22-1 lead.

Emmanuel Kibirige kicked Rams to within a try but Mongers were able to hang on to their lead for the final three minutes and registered their seventh win of the season.

The Entebbe-based side maintained their place (4th) on the table with 31 points, two shy of third-placed Black Pirates who had beaten Warriors 27-06 in the early kick-off at Legends.

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

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