On Friday, Dmark Kobs registered their second win of the 2013 season after a 46-06 win over new entrants Summerkamp.
But the scoreboard, impressive as it looks, doesn't tell half the story; the ten-time champions have a long way to go as Felix Eupal writes.
After the unconvincing 49-10 win over Impis at the start of the season, Kobs head coach Fred Mudoola argued that back then, it was the lack of enough practice sessions and that his team had not "set themselves up right" for the start of the season. True, Kobs lacked a training ground ahead of the season as Legends Rugby ground management still had their roundtable meetings to assess whether other teams would use the grounds.
But still the argument has been that "if you want something, you got to get it, if you don't, you find excuses".
Allan Musoke, Kobs veteran player who quit the game last year after winning everything there was and is described by the club as a 'legend', noted: "This year the defence structures are better and Kobs will not be suffering any shock defeats like last year".
But after two games, the once most successful club in Ugandan rugby doesn't look like they can go back to their glory days. They struggled against Impis until late in the second half. Against Summerkamp last Friday, everyone expected them to blow the rookies away but that wasn't the case.
They only had a good game in the first twenty minutes, and only earned a bonus point in the first half. But the rookies challenged them when it came to tackling, ball movement and resolve. Kobs also failed to convert any of their first half conversions and it took Joseph Aredo and Levin Barasa in the second half for them to have any success in that field.
This is the same team that MTN Heathens saw off 77-0 the previous weekend and here was the same team giving them a hard time. Optimists argue that the team is missing a number of its key players - the Wakabi brothers Lawrence and Simon, skipper Brian Odong, Edmond Tumusiime - and that they are mostly relying on spirited performances from Justin Kimono, Joseph Aredo and the rejuvenated Timothy Mudoola.
Team coach Fred Mudoola is not worried - at least not yet. He says they are taking one game at a time and polishing up with each passing game. But they haven't played any big sides yet and yet are struggling with moles. It has been a long five-year wait without a trophy and with the new format, Kobs have their work cut out to win an 11th title.