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Pirates go top of the rugby league

By Johnson Were

Added 29th January 2018 02:37 PM

Betway Kobs has given Pirates’ coach Bobby Musinguzi hope.

Pirates 28 Kobs 11

Warriors 7 Heathens 37

Buffaloes 64 Impis 5

Rhinos 69 –Jinja 7

Mongers 44-Rams 17

Ladies

Entebbe Ladies 33 Black Panthers 17

Nile Special Premier Rugby League table standing

1. Pirates37

2. Kobs 35

3. Rhinos34

4. Heathens 30

5. Mongers 30

6. Buffaloes 22

7. Impis 10

8. Warriors 8

9. Rams 6

10. Jinja 5

With nine fixtures remaining to end of the league, it is stil early to determine who the champion will be.

However, beating Betway Kobs has given Pirates’ coach Bobby Musinguzi hope that his team can win this year’s Nile Special Premier Rugby League title.

Musinguzi said after the 28-11 win over Kobs on Friday that took them to the top of the league, has motivated the boys to go for the trophy.

“It was a tight game, we were denied a bonus point, but four points is good enough to give us hope because we have concluded the first round on top of the table standing," Musinguzi said.

Pirates are top of the table with 37points, two ahead of Kobs (35pts) and three ahead of third placed Rhinos (34pts.) in the 10-team league.

Raymond Emanzi managed two tries, Ivan Magomu a try and Joel Anguyo added three penalties and two conversions for the hosts, while Aaron Jurua and James Ijongat managed a try and two penalties respectively for the Kobs.

In the other games played, Hima Cement Heathens smashed Warriors 37-7, Buffaloes were 64-7 winners over Makerere Impis, while Shell Rimula Rhinos whipped Jinja Hippos 69-7 and Mongers beat Rams 44-17.

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