By Johnson Were
XFM Impis 24 Mongers 22
Heathens 57 Buffaloes 10
D,Mark Kobs 5 G4S Pirates 3
Summerkamp 19 Rhinos 29
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Sailors 16 UCU 07
Stallion 31 Rams 6
Engsol Tigers 32 Bootkamp 03
Boks 28 Impis II 0
XFM Impis put up a spirited fight to get not only their first Nile Special Premier Rugby League win of the season but also a won with a bonus point on Saturday afternoon at Makerere.
XFM Impis defeated Entebbe based Sadolin Mongers 24-22 in a tight and physical game played at the grave yard ground Makerere.
"We have started to stablise. Last weekend it was just bad lack but I can assure you that are going to upset more teams," Impis chairman and assistant coach Louis Lwanga stated.
Daniel Ortega was voted man of the match after he scored 2 tries before Adnan Mutebi, and Emmanuel Echudu added one each to silence Mongers.
Mongers scored through 2011 MVP Andrew Olwenyi and Adrian Waswa who got a try each and a penalty try.
At Kyadondo Rugby Club, it was a walk in the park for Heathens as they whipped visiting Buffaloes 57 -10 to stay on top of the table.
While at Legends Kampala Rugby Club, a try by James Kimono was enough to hand D’Mark Kobs a 5-3 win over G4S Pirates and win Kimono the man of the match plaque.
The highly anticipated clash watched by thousands of fans and by far the biggest crowd this season lived to its billing and the tight contest saw both sides go in at half time without scoring.
In the second half both teams regrouped and mounted pressure to each other with Kobs getting the game-winning try through Kimono but Pirates quickly replied through Anthony Kinene with a penalty but Kobs hang on for the victory.
The heated affair saw referee Collins Mulindwa send Rugby cranes and Kobs’ center Timothy Mudoola to the sin-bin and later Pirates lock Timothy Ddumba.
“We just failed to play the ball to their half and that is how we lost it all but its not yet over and we have not given up.” Pirates team captain Davis Kiwalabye stated.