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Mango Kobs fall in Black Pirates trap

By Vision Reporter

Added 10th March 2003 03:00 AM

It might have started slowly, but the 2003 Bell Lager Rugby League has quickly kicked into high gear, and it showed in the Black Pirates 16-14 shock victory over the Mango Kobs at Kampala RFC grounds on Saturday.

It might have started slowly, but the 2003 Bell Lager Rugby League has quickly kicked into high gear, and it showed in the Black Pirates 16-14 shock victory over the Mango Kobs at Kampala RFC grounds on Saturday.

By Kalungi Kabuye

Pirates 16 Kobs 14
Rhinos 19 Nile 0
Sailors 30 Boks 20

It might have started slowly, but the 2003 Bell Lager Rugby League has quickly kicked into high gear, and it showed in the Black Pirates 16-14 shock victory over the Mango Kobs at Kampala RFC grounds on Saturday.

It was also the first time that the Pirates, which initially started out as a ‘brother’ club to the Kobs, have ever beaten the six-times champions.

The Pirates took it to the Kobs right from the start, and packed for long lengths of time in their opponents half. But it was Kobs who drew first blood with a try by Obrian Tindimbweya, which Isaac Lutwama converted to give the Kobs a 7-0 half-time lead.

The Pirates did not let up in an emotion-laden game that saw seven players yellow-carded and Kob’s Gilbert Kigudde given a red card. Frank Kinene had a penalty to bring the winners back into the game, Rogers Rugundo and Henry Rujumba each added a try and the Kobs were suddenly in very big trouble.

Mike Wandera, who had a brilliant game, pulled one try back for the Kobs, and Lutwama eventually converted it after three failed attempts. But Kinene kicked in his second penalty (he was 2 for five) and Pirates had their historic win.

In the only other Super Six game, the Rhinos had their first win of the season with a 19-0 victory over Nile in Jinja. In the Shield, Sailors beat Boks 30-20.

Mango Kobs fall in Black Pirates trap

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