By Johnson Were
Uganda Cup quarterfinals
Heathens 23 Pirates12
Kobs 56 Mutoni Warriors 9
Impis 7 Buffaloes 21
Rhinos 22 Sadolin Mongers 18
Semi Final Fixtures:
Heathens v Buffaloes
Kobs V Rhinos
Heathens smashed traditional rivals 23-12 in the Uganda Cup quarterfinals at Kyadondo on Saturday to book a semi-final against Toyota Buffaloes in the Nile Special Uganda Cup at the Dam Waters rugby ground in Jinja on Saturday.
Bishop Onen, Evans Kingasia, Allan Omoding, scored a try each for Heathens while Chris Lubanga managed two penalties and a conversion for Heathens as Jude Kiirya and Ivan Magomu scored a try each for Pirates.
Heathens' Michael Tamale (L) beats Pirates' Edgar Kebba during the quarter finals of the Nile Special Uganda Cup rugby game at Kyadondo, August 2 2014. Heathens won 23-12. Photos/ Michael Nsubuga
Heathens coach Brian Tabaruka told the New Vision online after a 23-12 win over Pirates in the quarter final that Buffaloes are always a stubborn side that can’t be handled softly.
“I expect a tough game as none of us respect each other, but lucky enough I expect my experienced players back and we will unveil all our lethal strength on them,” Tabaruka stated.
“The Uganda Cup is a trophy we want this year and we shall do everything to win it,” the soft speaking tactician stressed.
At Legends Kampala Rugby Club, Rhinos advanced to the semi-final after a 22-18 defeat of Sadolin Mongers in a bruising tie that stood at 17-6 half time score in favour of the former.
Charles Tomusange, Ricky Kaweesa and James Okello scored tries for Rhinos with new signing from Pirates Kevin Makmot adding a penalty and two conversions for Rhinos while Ronald Adigas had two tries and Adrian Wasswa two penalties and a conversion for Mongers.
The Uganda Cup is sponsored by Nile Special and Rwenzori Water.