Rugby Premiership: Rhinos confront Pirates in Legends derby

  • Saturday, January 13
  • Rimula Rhinos vs. Black Pirates – 4:30 pm, Legends
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Rhino’s Martial Tchumkam

Rimula Rhinos and Black Pirates face off on Saturday afternoon at Legends with both sides looking to keep their title chase on track.

With both sides on 24 points and 6 shy of leaders Kobs, the loser in this fixture will lose more ground on log leaders if they win at Kyadondo against Heathens.

Rhinos’ powerful front row that has the likes of Martial Tchumkam, Saul Kivumbi and James Okello has given them an edge in the scrums against their opponents so far. It remains to be seen if Black Pirates can hold their own or Rhinos will consolidate their dominance of the scrums.

On the other hand, Pirates has an explosive back line with the likes of Timothy Kisiga, Baron Kasozi, Haruna Muhammed and Isaac Massa that has scored majority of the tries.

Ivan Magomu and Conrad Wanyama have been the focal point of the Pirates team that seems more fluid particularly in the backline as well as going forward compared to their opponents.

There seems to be a balance when it comes to lineouts and the game could come down to whose kickers are willing to take their chances and of course discipline as tempers could rise at some point.

Other Fixtures

  • Heathens vs. Kobs – 4:30 pm, Kyadondo
  • Hippos vs. Mongers – 4:30 pm, Dam Waters
  • Rams vs. Warriors – 2:30 pm, Makerere
  • Impis vs. Buffaloes – 4:30 pm, Makerere

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