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Pirates crowned rugby league champions

By Johnson Were

Added 7th April 2018 10:03 PM

Kobs fought back, but all was in vain as Pirates put up a fantastic defensive display ending the first half 13-5.

Pirates crowned rugby league champions

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Kobs fought back, but all was in vain as Pirates put up a fantastic defensive display ending the first half 13-5.

Nile Special Rugby League results

Kobs 12 Pirates 27

The Black Pirates beat their hosts Betway Kobs to be crowned the Nile Special Premier Rugby League champions.

Kobs took a 5-0 lead with  a try by Justin Kimono, but Pirates replied in the same way with two tries from inspirational captain Marvin Odongo and a penalty by Joel Anguyo to take 13-5 lead.

Kobs fought back, but all was in vain as Pirates put up a fantastic defensive display ending the first half 13-5.

In the second half, Pirates mounted more pressure, getting a try courtesy of Timothy Odongo and conversion by former Rugby Cranes flyhalf and lead kicker Joel Kimuli before Joel Anguyo  added  two Penalties to put Pirates in a comfortable 27-5 lead.

Kobs fought back and managed to get a try courtesy of team captain Brian Asaba and conversion by Conrad Mukwaya, but it was not enough to stop pirates from getting their second league win against Kobs.

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