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Rugby season ends on low key

By Vision Reporter

Added 24th April 2010 03:00 AM

TODAY the 2010 Nile Special Premier League comes to an anti climatic end with MTN Heathens already league winners despite a loss to old rivals uganda telecom Kobs last weekend.

By Peter Ofong

TODAY the 2010 Nile Special Premier League comes to an anti climatic end with MTN Heathens already league winners despite a loss to old rivals uganda telecom Kobs last weekend.

Kobs deservedly ended Heathens winning streak that stretched back to February last year.

After a rather nonchalant season by their very high standards, this win gives Kobs hope and high expectations for the Uganda Cup.

Kobs and Pirates have played second fiddle to Heathens in the league and are signing off the league on a high as a sign of things to expect in the Uganda Cup.

Heathens again worthy champions

To Heathens despite their first loss in over a year, it proved they were worthy grand slam champions last year and worthy league winners this season.

Pirates and Kobs take up the other positions in the top three after Heathens.

The rest of the league sides will be battling for positions on the table with Buffaloes destined for a relegation play off against the shield winners.

Fifth placed Rhinos have shown a lot of promise during the second round of the season shaking off their rather unfair recent tags of a fun rugby club with a drinking problem.

While Rhinos are on the rise, Impis are in a free fall hovering above relegation play offs with Nile.
Unconfirmed reports about the team falling out with sponsors Bamburi does not bode well for the university side.

Nile’s escapades in avoiding a relegation play off must be a small victory for the regional club.

Highly ambitious Entebbe Mongers though securing a another decent fourth place finish on the table will be a little disappointed as for a brief moment they looked like finishing in the top 3.

Bamburi Super Series is here

For the second year running, two Ugandan franchises will participate in the East Africa Bamburi Rugby Super series which kicks off today in Kenya and Tanazania.

The tournament that is mode led around the highly successful SANZAR Super 14 is a show case of the best players across the region.
This is one of the avenues through which 15 rugby in the region can be developed.

The region’s best players will be competing to get national team call ups for international engagements later in the year.

Uganda’s franchise sides Rwenzori and Victoria will lock horns in a delayed game next Tuesday at Kyadondo RFC before Rwenzori hosts defending champions Rhinos from Kenya.

Last year, Rwenzori were second runners up and will be out to go a step better this time round.

Rugby season ends on low key

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