Nile Special Rugby Premier League
*Rams 09-07 Impis
*Kobs 62-10 Warriors
*Pirates 35-03 Mongers
*Hippos 11-16 Buffaloes
*Heathens 54-06 Rhinos
Rams RFC picked their second straight win of the 2022 Nile Special Rugby Premier League season when they beat Impis 09-07 on Saturday in the first round of the Makerere derby held at the Graveyard in Kampala.
Rams make it two wins in two, but after six outings they have two victories and four losses as they had beaten Rhinos 06-03 the previous weekend at Legends Grounds in Kampala, while Impis remain the only side in the 10-team league yet to pick victory as they now have five losses and one draw (against Buffaloes).
At the Graveyard, Nelson Mandela gave Rams a 03-00 half time lead off a 25th minute penalty in a closely contested encounter that was highly attended.
In the second half, Impis put in a good shift and scored a try via Pius Mpoza who crossed the white wash in the 46th minute. Henry Nsekuye utilized the extras.
However, it was Rams’ Mandela who had the final say as his pair of penalties in the 52nd and 64th minutes earned his side a slim 09-07 lead to win the first round of the Makerere derby.
Rams now move to eighth on the table with nine points while Impis are ninth with five points and will need to up their game to survive relegation.
Meanwhile, at Legends title holders Kobs piled more plight on Warriors condemning them to a 62-10 defeat which was the biggest score margin of the day. Kobs are now third on the table with 22 points while Warriors who picked their maiden win of the season the previous weekend are at the rock bottom of the table with four points.
At the House of Payne in Entebbe, Stanbic Black Pirates maintained their perfect streak with a 35-03 win over Mongers. Pirates are second on the table with 28 points while Mongers are fifth with 14 points.
At Dam Waters in Jinja, home side Hippos lost 11-16 to Buffaloes and are now seventh on the table with 10 points while the latter are fourth with 14 points.
Table leaders Heathens are the other unbeaten side in the league and maintained their perfect streak off a 54-06 win over Rhinos at Kyadondo Rugby Club. Heathens are on 29 points while Rhinos who had a good start to the season have 11 points and are sixth on the table.