Monday, 28 November 2016

It's Getting Tight

ICYMI: The Betway Kobs are no longer unbeaten. It's no secret I'm not a huge fan of the Legends outfit and the news of the loss was very soothing to my ears. I had my reservations about the Shell Rimula Rhinos and their reinforcement strategy but I'm swallowing my words faster than Rhinos hope to disappoint. They're getting better by the hour. As fate would have it, Kobs was leading them at half time and all looked to be going in accordance with the scriptures until Makmot's boot happened. Rhinos returned with 23 points in the second half against Kobs's 5 to condemn them to their first defeat (hopefully of many) in the league. Kobs are the Rugby Premiership defending champions but aren't playing as such, leaving a lot to be desired. Congratulations to Coach Brian Makalama are in order, upon leading his troops to ending their jinx against Kobs.

Whenever it's time to suit up against Heathens, the Toyota Buffaloes always show up. It doesn't matter the size of ammunition, it almost always suffices. A rain beaten, depleted and wobbly Buffaloes denied Hima Cement Heathens another week at the top of the table, in a game which Heathens won 19-11, failing to clinch the bonus point and hence allowing Black Pirates to leapfrog them into first place.

Pirates are writing their own fairy tale and now sit comfortably on top of the log having blitzed past Sadolin Mongers in the other game at Legends. They have their foot glued to the gas pedal. Marvin Odong is at complete loggerheads with the sickness and looks not to be going back to any sickbay soon. He's calling the moves, stealing the lineouts and averaging a try for every game he has featured in. The Black Pirates have something good going and they're not going to be easy to stop.

Elsewhere, Rams ended a run of losses against their local town nemesis, Impis with a 14-03 win while Warriors made the journey to Gulu only to be handed a walkover. What a shame!

This weekend, Pirates play Rhinos in a Legends derby. Now that's a must watch.