11 July 2009

Uganda: No Time for Slip Ups in Super 8s

Kampala — It's another crucial weekend in the destiny of this year's Bell Lager Super 8 Rugby League 'Holy Grail'.

Second-placed MTN Heathens and Group Four Securicor (G4S) Pirates, in third, must win their respective games to keep leaders and champions utl Kobs in sight.

Heathens must wither the scorching heat against a physical Entebbe Mongers side tutored by Ham Osando in the early game at Kyadondo RFC. Across the road at Kampala RFC, Kobs face erratic Makerere University Hima Impis while Pirates face Rhino during the sundowner.

Buoyed by an authoritative 34-0 victory over Toyota Buffaloes on Wednesday, Heathens winger Jonathan Onen is hoping that his teammates keep going. "There is still a gap to make up (on Kobs, 37 points) so we cannot take our eyes off the ball," said Onen whose Heathens are on 35 points. Robert Seguya will be back.

Third-placed Pirates (31 points), still looking for their first league title, will only be satisfied with a bonus point (given for scoring four tries) against Rhino who drew 15-all with Impis last weekend.

Pirates will also need to spare some energy reserves for their game in hand against Impis on Wednesday. Kobs will hope that Impis' customary problems of failing to raise a full team do not subside since the University is in recess.

The other evening pits Toyota Buffaloes against bottom-placed Nile RFC.

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