January 16, 2015

Pirates Host Kobs In Sombre Legends Derby

Saturday fixtures:
Pirates vs. Kobs 5pm Legends
Impis vs. Heathens 4:30pm Makerere
Buffaloes vs. Warriors 4:30pm Kyadondo
Mongers vs. Rhinos 4:30pm Entebbe

Black Pirates will host reigning league champions Kobs in a memorial encounter of their fallen player Henry Rujumba who passed on Thursday collapsed at Kampala University campus where he has been a lecturer.

Black Pirates will host reigning league champions Kobs in memorial encounter
Black Pirates will host reigning league champions Kobs in memorial encounter

The late Rujumba played for Black Pirates as a lock and flanker and was renown or the tackling ability and an excellent local rugby brain. He was also part of the legendary Rugby Cranes squad that won CAR Tier II. His body will be laid to rest on Saturday in Fort Portal.

Meanwhile, Pirates narrowly lost 17-12 to Heathens last weekend in a hard fought game but it will be a real task to see how they respond to Kobs who are yet to lose a game at their own yard. Pirates is the most improved side this second round and the fact that Kobs were lucky to defeat them 7-5 in the first round is enough to excite fans this time around.

Against Mongers, James Ijongat opened the score in the first half, while Oscar Kalyango, Justin Kimono, Scot Oluoch combined their effort well to further frustrate the resilient visitors thanks to their porous backline.Sholud Pirates organize their defense well and keep discipline, they will surely cause a nightmare for Kobs coach Allan Musoke.

At the graveyard, bottom placed Impis will host leaders Heathens as the former seeks their second league victory having lost eight of their nine games.

Heathens will be without left back Philip Wokorach who travelled to England earlier this week and will spend four months with Esher Rugby Club.

Current table standings

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