The Observer (Kampala)

24 February 2013

Uganda: Kobs Jump Pirates Hurdle As Impis Get First Win

With just two legs left to the end of the first round of the Nile Super Eight rugby league, the battle for the fourth place is heating up.

Defending champions MTN Heathens, Dmark Kobs and Toyota Buffaloes are already assured of a slot among the top four who will challenge for the title. So, that leaves G4S Pirates, Entebbe Mongers and Rhinos in that race.

Both Pirates and Mongers suffered defeats. Pirates fell to Kobs 3-5 with James Kimono delivering Kobs' try but they would have won easily had Kevin Makmot converted his three penalties while Joseph Aredo also missed one.

Mongers were also stunned by Impis who beat them 24-22 at Makerere graveyard. It was the first win for the university side this season and it even came with a bonus point. In the other games, Heathens maintained their perfect start to the season with a comfortable 57-10 win over Buffaloes while Rhinos registered a 29-19 win over Summerkamp.

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