• Nile Special Stout Rugby Premier League – Matchday Two
  • 4pm: Rams vs Rhinos
  • Makerere Rugby Grounds a.k.a ‘The Graveyard’

Rams and Rhinos were the lowest scoring teams of the opening weekend of the Nile Special Stout Rugby Premier League. Rams kicked only one penalty against Buffaloes while Rhinos were kept scoreless by leaders Kobs.

They meet at Makerere Rugby Grounds in matchday two hoping to turn the corner from their low start to the season.

Michael Emojong moves from the second row to tighthead prop for Rams, with Lubangken shifting to loosehead in the place of Musa Rajab. JP Kaweesa makes his first appearance this season to complete the tightforwards with John Tabu.

The only personnel change in the Rhinos pack from last weekend is Allan Olango in at the opeside flank for Arthur Kalali who was at the blindside.

Olango started at inside center in the game at Kobs, and with the move to the pack, Shimwa will play in that position.

The Rams backline has been shuffled with Binagwa starting at flyhalf, Mandela at inside center and Magero at the wing.

For the second week straight, Richard Lumu has named 25 players on his matchday squad, which is more than the 23 that can be listed on the match sheet.

Rams Squad:

  • Starting: 1 Daniel Lubangken, 2 Jude Rwakayanga, 3 Michael Emojong, 4 John Paul Kaweesa, 5 John Tabu, 6 Joseph Kanu, 7 Solomon Aryampa, 8 Uthman Mukasa, 9 Shakur Saka, 10 Ronal Binagwa, 11 Raymond Odoch, 12 Nelson Mandela, 13 Brian Wandera, 14 Humphrey Magero, 15 Emmanuel Kinyera.
  • Substitutes: 16 Maxwell Olega, 17 Aloysius Muganza, 18 Joel Matovu, 19 Daniel Katerega, 20 Aziz Karim, 21 Isaac Azama, 22 Karl Edo, 23 Denis Rwaheru, 24 Samson Wareh, 25 Donniz Bakunzi.

Rhinos Squad:

  • Starting: 1 Stephen Kinyera, 2 Fudribo Odongo, 3 Francis Mukundane, 4 Zechariah Bol, 5 Joshua Obol, 6 Daniel Nshimiyimana, 7 Allan Olango, 8 Ronald Musajjagulanyago, 9 Pool Kalungi, 10 Ivan Kirabo, 11 Emma Kwebikanga, 12 Davis Shimwa, 13 Andrew Kalali, 14 Brian Oreyem, 15 Musa Bulega.
  • Substitutes: 16 Eric Bakole, 17 Griffin Odongo, 18 Jimmy Wagabaza, 19 Otuko Kamuli, 20 Arthur Kalali, 21 Timothy Bulooti, 22 Arnold Kalungi, 23 Isa Muhammed.

Ernest Akorebirungi is an amateur rugby player and a keen follower of local Ugandan rugby.

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