By Dorothy Nekesa

Saturday, January 14,2023
Pirates Vs Heathens, Kings Park, 3pm
KOBs Vs Walukuba, Legends, 4pm
Hippos Vs Impis ,Dam Water, 4pm
Buffaloes Vs Rhinos,Kyadondo, 4pm
Mongers Vs Rams,Entebbe, 4pm

Rugby league champions Heathens, will kick off the Nile Special Rugby Premier League title defense on Saturday January 14,2023 under anew brand, Platinum Credit Heathens.

This follows the club getting a sh330m 3year boost from the financial company divided into sh110m annually.

Heathens Club Chairperson Asha Kalanzi revealed that the club is excited with the sponsorship and are grateful with the new development. “Platinum was previously a Kyadondo Heathens shirt partner and are now a full sponsor looking to grow with the club” Kalanzi added.

Heathens will start their title defense against the Stanbic Black Pirates as the 2023 the Nile Special Rugby Premier League gets underway Saturday January 14,2023 in Bweyogerere at the Kings Park Arena .

Last season Heathens beat holders KOBs 22-10 to finish emerge champions unbeaten with 87 points,10 points ahead of their Saturday opponent who finished second with 77 points.

Kobs settled for third place with 72 points while Warriors were relegated to the second division after finishing at the bottom of the 10 team log . Walukuba are the new kids on the block this season and will lock horns with KOBs at Legends. 

Buffaloes will face Heathens in a Kyadondo derby on January 21st while Kobs will host Heathens on January 28th.

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