Reigning champions Kobs and arch rivals Protector Heathens got their Nile Special Super Eight Rugby League campaigns off to a flying start by registering big scores on Saturday.
Kobs pummeled new comers Impis 68-0 at Legends Rugby Club while Protector Heathens hardly broke any sweat as they thumped Mutoni Warriors 64-3. Heathens were boosted by the return of Alex Mubiru who opened the scoring. Phillip Wokorach was at his best as he touched down four times.
A new look Kobs side with Keith Seruyange at Fullback, Joseph Aredo at fly half, Derrick Tuktawsiwe at lock and Adnan Mutebi as eight man looked like that they had been playing together for some good time because of the chemistry with which they operated.
Despite the big win, Kobs coach Fred Mudoola thinks his side has to perform way better than that if they are to defend the league title.
“It’s the first time we have played together in a long time and we got a good score. We still have to improve on some facets of the game like lineouts, scrums if we are to retain the title. We are not looking at the score,” said Mudoola.
In the early kick off, Rhinos rallied to beat Pirates 12-5 after trailing 5-0 in the early stages of the game. Tries from Martial Tchumkam and Paul Zimbe accompanied by Ivan Markmot’s conversion were enough to give Rhinos a winning start.
In Entebbe, Buffaloes fell to Mongers 21-17 in what was the game of the weekend. With 10 minutes left, the game was 18-17 until Adrian Wasswa scored a penalty to give side breathing space and eventually win the game.
Kobs 68 – 0 Impis
Ezeemoney Rhinos 12 -5 Pirates
Sadolin Mongers 21 – 17 Buffaloes
Protector Heathens 64 – 3 M. Warriors
SOURCE: Daily Monitor