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Heathens survive Hippos, KOBs and Barbarians register first-season wins.

by James Kavuma
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The Platinum Credit Heathens survived a late Jinja Hippos onslaught to snatch a draw from Jinja, while the KCB KOBs are in the winning column for the first time in this year’s championship.

On a day where kicking accurately was merely a suggestion, Heathens roared ahead through Innocent Gwokto in the corner but the Hippos answered right back with a try of their own through Captain David Wako, and the ensuing Yasin Wasswa conversion meant that the home team led 7-5.

Michael Amollo was the next action star, again going to the corner. And again, Heathens missed the ensuing kick but went ahead 10-07.

Two minutes later, Yasin Wasswa drew the game level with a penalty. Heathens would go ahead 15-10 at the break though veteran Michael Wokorach.

Michael Wokorach got his second 20 minutes from full time, but a late resurgence from the hosts saw them score two tries in the last 10 minutes through Fidel Aremo and Brighton Bakasa.

All conversions in the second half were missed, ending the game at 20-20, making it the first draw of the season.

It was a day to forget for the kickers who left 24 points off the tee on the pitch. There were six conversions and 4 penalties missed. Nonetheless, both teams remain unbeaten thus far, though Heathens surrendered the top spot to the other unbeaten side, Rhinos.

The KCB KOBs registered their first win of the season with a majestic second showing scoring seven tries in total to put away new boys Kampani’s Eagles, 44-16.

Tries from Calvin Gizamba, Saul Kivumbi, Kasenene, Rasul Abiriga, Collin Kimbowa, Eugene Ikaaba, and Joseph Aredo did the business for the KOBs.

The Stanbic Black Pirates were 42-13 winners, in another second-half near shutout thanks to six tries through Edgar Pajob, Sydney Gongodyo, Ivan Kabagambe, Jones Kamiza, and a Kieron Erem double.

Rhinos outlasted the Rams, to win 30-15 and go atop the Championship log. Walukuba Barbarians needed a last-minute penalty to upset the Mongers 17-16 away to register their first win of the season.

Matchday three Results

Friday, 16th February 2024
Kampani’s Eagles 16-44 KCB KOBs

Saturday, 17th February 2024
Jinja Hippos 20-20 Platinum Credit Heathens
Rhinos 30-15 Lifeguard Rams
Stanbic Black Pirates 42-13 Warriors
Plascon Mongers 16-17 Walukuba Barbarians
Impis 11-17 Toyota Buffaloes

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