2018/19 Nile Special Rugby Premiership
Hima Cement Heathens 32-10 Toyota Buffaloes
Betway Kobs 43-08 Jinja Hippos
Stanbic Black Pirates 84-08 Walukuba Barbarians
Plascon Mongers 28-10 MRI Rams
Shell Rimula Rhinos 03-15 Dusupay Warriors
Nile Special Rugby Premiership reigning champions Stanbic Black Pirates thumped Walukuba Barbarians 84-08 over the weekend at Kings Park Bweyogere in what was the first league second round fixture. Pirates ran in 14 tries and 8 conversions to keep up the pace with leaders Heathens and Betway Kobs respectively. Baron Kasozi (2), Isaac Rujumba (3), Kelvin Balagadde (3), Edgar Pajob, Timothy Odongo, James Mugisha, Denis Etuket, Benson Ngono and Brian Ochan were on Pirates score sheet while Ivan Magomu and Conrad Wanyama had four conversions apiece. “It was an easy game. We want to get bonus points to keep up with the leaders,’’ Pirates’ Timothy Mutesasira, who was named Man of the match noted. After losing three straight games, Dusupay Warriors, who were perfect in their first six games, finally found their winning line when they beat Shell Rimula Rhinos 03-15. Nelson Mandela handed Warriors their first points off a penalty before winger Joseph Oyet crossed the whitewash following Allan Omoding’s great foot work to hand his side an 08-03 lead by break time. Simon Nyeko scored another try whilst Richard Kinyai utilized the extras. Albeit no bonus point, warriors were happy with the win. Hima Cement Heathens maintained their perfect run into the season after beating Toyota Buffaloes 32-10 at Kyadondo. Betway Kobs beat Jinja Hippos 43-08 to intensify the title race. MRI Rams lost 28-10 as they search for their season second win.