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Kobs, Pirates face-off in Rugby Premier League Title Decider

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Kobs (blue tops) in action against Hippos recently. They face Pirates today in a title decider at Legends. Kobs Photo

Rugby Premier League
Saturday, 8th May 2021 Fixtures
*4 p.m – Kobs vs Black Pirates @Legends
3 p.m – Jinja Hippos vs Mongers @Dam Waters
2 p.m – Heathens vs Rhinos @Kyadondo
4 p.m – Buffaloes vs Warriors @Kyadondo
4 p.m – Rams vs Impis @Makerere

The 2021 Rugby Premier League season that kicked off in March will wind down this Saturday, 8th May 2021 with all the 10 teams in action across four turfs.

Rugby faithful will have their eyes glued at Legends Grounds where table leaders Kobs will be facing second placed Black Pirates at 4 p.m. Kobs who are the only perfect team in the league have 38 points while Black Pirates are on 35 points.

With a draw always very unlikely in 15-a-side rugby, the winner between Kobs and Pirates will win the 2021 league.

Last time out, both sides emerged triumphant with Kobs thumping Impis 00-91 at Makerere Graveyard while Black Pirates beat Jinja Hippos 33-11 at Kings Park, Bweyogerere.

However, both sides will be missing some of their crucial players who have traveled with the Rugby Cranes Sevens team for the Solidarity Camp organized by Rugby Africa in South Africa (Stellenbosch). Kobs players that will miss the clash are; Joseph Aredo, Ian Munyani, Adrian Kasito, Byron Oketayot and James Odongo. Black Pirates will be without Timothy Kisiga, Kelvin Balagade, Desire Ayera, Solomon Okia and Isaac Massanganzira.

Earlier in the day, title holders Heathens will host Rhinos in a lunch time (2 p.m) fixture at Kyadondo Rugby Club. Heathens are third on the table with 34 points while Rhinos are 7th with 13 points.

At the Graveyard, the Makerere derby will see Rams seek for their maiden win of the season when they play Impis. Rams are at the bottom of the table with 3 points while Impis are 8th with 9 points.

At Damwaters, Jinja Hippos will aim to finish the season on a high when they host Mongers while Warriors will aim to get their second win of the season when they face Buffaloes at Kyadondo. Hippos are fourth on the table with 20 points, three points ahead of 5th placed Mongers. Warriors are 9th with 4 points while Buffaloes are 6th with 13 points.

Kobs squad

ODONGO BRIAN
2. ODUGO FARAJI
3. KIMBOWA COLLINS
4. AZIKU ROBERT
5. ECODU EMMANUEL
6. ASABA BRIAN
7. TUKWASIIBWE DERRICK
8. OGENA PIUS
9. SSERUWAGI EDGAR
10. MASENDI ROBERT
11. SSEMWAMI DAUDI
12. KIMONO JUSTIN
13. MANANO ALHAJI
14. ARINAITWE KARIM
15. IJONGAT JAMES
16. OPAR BRIAN
17. KIVUMBI SAUL
18. SEKATE PAUL
19. JURUA AARON
20. MAINA TREVOR
21. OCHAN BRIAN
22. SSEMPEKE JOSIAH
23. SSERUYANGE KEITH

Pirates Squad

1. IVAN KABAGAMBE
2. NATHAN BWAMBALE
3. ALEMA RUHWEZA
4. FRANK KIDEGA
5. ABEL AGUM
6. IVAN CADRI
7. HUMPHREY TASHOBYA
8. ISAAC RUJUMBA
9. CONRAD WANYAMA
10. IVAN MAGOMU
11. TIMOTHY ODONGO
12. WILLIAM NKORE
13. JAMES MUGISHA
14. RAYMOND EMANZI
15. MOHAMMED HARUNA
16. SUNDAY JAGUAR
17. PETER TINASHE
18. KENNETH MATOVU
19. SYDNEY GONGODYO
20. MOSES ZZIWA
21. STEPHEN ALUL
22. WILLIAM MUCUNGUZI
23. ARNOLD ATUKUNDA

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