Pirates took an early 6-0 lead courtesy of two penalties by lock Joel Anguyo
The final pits Kobs against defending champions Pirates
“We are aware that Mongers are a fighting team."
Kobs have the unfortunate job of hosting their local rivals on the day they will be receiving their trophy.
"I know Heathens are in the lead but it is too early to judge the winner."
Holders Kobs started well but crumbled in the second half.
Heathens are five points clear at the top of the log while Kobs have 28 points.
Makmot had a flawless foot, scoring six penalties and a conversion against Kobs.
The game lived to its billing as fans, coaches, referees and team officials were kept on the edge for the 80 minutes of play.
Youngster Timothy Muyanja gave Buffaloes a half-time lead after scoring three penalties but Kobs replied the same way.
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