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Pirates Beat Mongers To Level KOBs

GAME 16 RESULTS | SATURDAY 29th APRIL

KOBs 31-25 Buffaloes
Heathens 07-00 Jinja Hippos
Pirates 57-28 Plascon Mongers
Impis 16-14 Rhinos
Walukuba Barbarians 27-25 Rams

Pirates: 57
Tries; Sydney Gongodyo2, Arnold Atukunda3,Moses Zziwa2,Timothy Odong, Solomon Banaawa Cons; Ivan Magomu6

Mongers: 28

Tries; Edgar Kairu, Morgan Cheche, Jackson Wako, Eden Shatif
Cons; Edgar Kairu*3, Robin Odrua


Pirates showed their class by dominating the first half against the Plascon Mongers as they came out strong from the whistle, scoring eight tries to take a commanding 50-00 lead by halftime.

Mongers, however, were not prepared to go down without a fight. They came back stronger in the second half, scoring four successfully converted tries to accumulate 28 points, while the Pirates could only muster one try in the entire half.

The Entebbe side had control of the game in the second half, but it wasn’t enough to overturn the massive deficit they had faced in the first forty minutes of the game.

Pirates’ domination in the first half proved to be crucial, as they were able to weather the Mongers’ onslaught in the second half and secure a crucial bonus point.

In the end, they emerged victorious, with a final score of 57-28.

The bonus point puts the Sea Robbers level with table leaders KOBs at 70 points with the point difference working in favour of the latter, who were unable to obtain a bonus point in their game against the Toyota Buffaloes at legends.

KOBs won their game 31-25 but were unable to secure the winning bonus point that would have kept them clear at the top of the table.

With two games left on the fixture schedule, the result sets up an exciting finale to the 2023 Nile Special Rugby League season as Pirates and KOBs are level on points at the top of the table and will be facing each other in the final game of the season.

At Kyadondo, third placed Heathens overcame Jinja Hippos in a closely contested face off. The defending champions managed to score just one try, winning 7-0 and missing out on yet another bonus point that would keep them in the title race.

Impis was able to return to winning ways after defeating Rhinos at home to secure their seventh win this season.

Walukuba were also able to complete a double against a travelling Rams side, winning 27-25. Rams at this stage are confirmed to be headed for relegation as they have not won a game this season.

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