Kobs shake off Buffaloes early scare to remain in pole position for title

  • Buffaloes 05-38 Kobs
  • Mongers 07-40 Heathens
  • Pirates 62-10 Warriors
  • Hippos 33-07 Barbarians
  • Rhinos 18-17 Rams

Kobs shook off a slow start to beat Buffaloes 38-05 at Kyadondo Rugby Club on Saturday and maintain a 3-point lead at the top of the league standings.

Kenneth Ochaka caught Kobs line napping to score the opening try of the game inside five minutes but Wilfred Seguya could not convert.

Kobs responded swiftly with outside center Ian Munyani breaking through the middle for an easy try that Joseph Aredo converted for the lead.

Timothy Mudoola would then extend the lead with a try of a winger. Kobs went out wide through Adrian Kasito who found Mudoola and the vet ran around Buffaloes line for another easy try that Aredo converted for a 14-05 lead.

Winger Conrad Mukwaya touched down at the corner as the title favourites took a comfortable 19-05 lead to the break.

Faraj Odugo secured the bonus point the first try of the second half after Buffaloes failure to contain Kobs maul. Aredo added the extras.

Edgar Sseruwagi who played with slippery hands crossed before Munyani wrapped up the scoring with young flyhalf Josiah Sempeke converting.

Meanhwile, Heathens made light work of Mongers in Entebbe, winning 40-07 to keep the pressure on Kobs with three games to play.

Pirates overwhelmed Warriors 62-10 at King’s Park in Bweyogerere, Jinja Hippos got the better of their local rivals Walukuba Babarians as Rhinos edged Rams 18-17 at Legends.

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