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Buffaloes beat Rams 20-10

By Johnson Were

Added 11th February 2018 07:51 PM

Pirate top the table with 46 points

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Buffaloes battle Rams in the league. PHOTOS: Johnson Were

Pirate top the table with 46 points

Nile Special Premier Rugby League results

Heathens 3 Pirates 13

Man of the match: Desire Ayera

Buffaloes 24 Rams 10

Kobs 20 Hippos 0

Top three on the Table standings

1. Pirates 46

2. Kobs 45

3. Rhinos 44

Toyota Buffaloes beat Rams 24-10 to keep their hopes of finishing in the top five of the Nile Special premier rugby league this season alive.

In the other game, Betway Kobs got a 20-0 walkover against Jinja Hippos who failed to turn up because of transport problems. Kobs were awarded a bonus point and reduced the margin to a point against Pirates.

Pirate top the table with 46 points, a point ahead of Kobs (45) and two ahead of third placed Rhinos who are on 44 points.

The Black Pirates on Saturday beat defending champions Hima Cement Heathens 13-3 in the return leg of the Nile Special Premier rugby league to send a strong message about their league title credentials.

Haruna Muhammad scored a try and drop goal, while Joel Anguyo added a penalty and conversion to seal Pirates  with Simon Okwera scoring Heathens consolation penalty.

It is a result few saw coming, but Pirates came up strong beating Heathens for the fourth consecutive time.

“This is a good result for us, but it is only the second of the nine games we have to play. So we are now going back to prepare for the next game,” Pirates coach Bobby Musinguzi said.

Pirates beat Heathens 23-16 in the first round and Saturday’s 13-3 win maintained their unbeaten run this season.

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