New Vision (Kampala)

12 November 2012

Uganda: Kampala Sun Rugby 10s - Heathens Reign Supreme

The Kampala Sun Rugby 10s ended with an animated scene of MTN Heathens thumping their chests while chanting 'Big Is Big' after crushing their Kyadondo Club 'younger brothers' in merciless fashion at Makerere University on Sunday.

The two-day tournament loaded with surprises came down to a final between the two Kyandondo sides but the highly anticipated contest lasted only eight minutes before Heathens subdued Buffaloes.

Heathens took the lead just two minutes into the game when Jonathan 'Bishop' Onen made the opening try for a 5-0 lead.

Buffaloes' swift winger Pearson Okia muscled his way through two opponents down the right flank and raced to touch down and leveled the score - rising expectation of a tight final. It was never to be.

Burly Asuman Mugerwa made the most of his muscle and pace to score two tries in quick succession to give Heathens a 17-5 halftime lead. Benon Kiiza kicked in a conversion.

Michael Wokorach, wearing the captain's arm-band, then killed off the match with two second half tries while Chris Lubanga and Kiiza kicked in a conversion each.

Heathens completed a hat-trick of titles having won the league and sevens circuits earlier on in the season.

In the semifinals, Buffaloes ejected Sadolin Mongers 10-7 while Heathens made easy work of tournament hosts XFM Impis 24-0.

D'Mark Kobs who fielded a junior side lost the Plate final to Summerkamps while Mbale Elephants had showed they had come of age when they beat Pirates 7-5 to claim the Bowl.

The tournament sponsored by The Kampala Sun, a Vision Group popular publication, was organised by XFM Impis Rugby Club.

Nile Breweries, Rwenzori Water and Marsh were co-sponsors.

Kampala Sun Rugby 10s

Semifinals

Buffaloes 10 Mongers 7

Impis 0 Heathens 24

Plate final

Summerkamp 12 Kobs 10

Bowl final

Elephants 7 Pirates 5

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