Nile Special Premier Rugby League results
Pirates 19 Hippos 0
Rams 11 Mongers 15
Heathens 50 Buffaloes 0
Warriors 10 Rhinos 18
Kobs 46 Impis 5
Jinja Hippos has vowed to return in their next game charges for a win.
This is after the Jinja-based side fall 19-0 to the Stanbic Black Pirates in their opening fixture of the Nile Special Premier Rugby league on Saturday, January 8, 2022, in Bweyogerere at Kings Park Rugby Ground.
The Hippos tactician Charles Onen told USPA media after the defeat that his side could have won the game but lacked that finishing power.
“We had better possession, but we lacked finishing and that is what we are going to put much emphasis on before our next game. Onen said.
His Pirates counterpart Bobby Musinguzi also conceded that Hippos exposed his charges in several areas he will address.
“It was a hard-fought win for us but we have areas to address including Lineouts, breakdowns, and also match fitness,” Musinguzi noted.
Tighthead prop Peter Bisaso gave the hosts a 5-0 halftime lead courtesy of a try against his former employer Hippos.
In the second half, Alex Aturinda managed a try for the Pirates and William Nkore added a conversion to stretch the lead 12-0 in a tightly contested game hot Saturday forcing referee Denis Anguyo to grant three water breaks in the game.
With a few minutes to the final whistle, Nkore added a try and a conversion to stretch the score 19-0 and also earned Pirates a bonus point.
In the other game played at Legends Rugby Club, defending champions Kobs smashed Makerere Impis 46-5 while at Kyadondo, Heathens whipped Toyota Buffaloes 50-0 to climb on top of the log.
In Makerere, Mulago Rams lost 11-15to Entebbe Mongers while Rhinos beat Warriors 18-10 at Legends.
The League continues on Saturday.