By Martin Kaddu: 2018/19 Nile Special Rugby Premiership
Shell Rimula Rhinos 64-05 Walukuba
MRI Rams 03-39 Hima Heathens
Toyota Buffaloes 00-30 Black Pirates
Betway Kobs 28-03 Dusupay Warriors
Jinja Hippos 24-12 Plascon Mongers
Rugby Cranes Flanker Byron Oketayot was in brilliant form at the weekend as Shell Rimula Rhinos walloped Walukuba Barbarians 64-05 in an exciting Rugby Premiership Saturday tie at Legends Rugby Club. Oketayot scored four tries; three in the first half and onother after break as his side sealed a comfortable victory. Other try scorers of the day for Rhinos were Mpande Arthur, Sulaiman Ngobi, David Otwi, Vincent Okello, James Ssenonga and top ranked Prop Martial Tchukman. “It was a very good game for me and we hope to continue like this,’’ Oketayot noted after his exciting performance. At the same venue, Betrway Kobs earlier extended Duspay Warriors’ winless streak to two after the 28-03 win. Ivan Kirabo got Betway Kobs off the mark with a penalty before Justin Kimono crossed the white wash with Kirabo utilizing the extras that gave Betway Kobs a 10-00 lead by break time. Nelson Wandada brought Warriors back into the game with a well taken penalty but that wasn’t enough his side. Betway Kobs’ Josiah Ssempake later scored a pair of penalties in succession to extend his side’s lead to 16-03. Betway Kobs Fly half James Ijongat later employed his perfect feet to set up utility back Adrian Kasito who later crossed the whitewash. Kobs later got a penalty try to seal a 28-03 triumph. In Jinja, Hippos stunned Mongers with a 24-12 defeat to claim their second straight win in the top tier. The win made Hippos a little safe from the axe. Reigning champions Black Pirates had easy work on the road against Buffaloes after collecting a 00-30 win at Kyadondo. Makerere Impis lost to Hima Cement Heathens 03-39 at home.