The major rugby grounds of Kyadondo and Legends will be ablaze tomorrow, with albeit the most serious rugby derby action so far in the season. Four sides have set to lock horns in two exciting fixtures at either grounds, in a winner-takes-all fight, where the winner will take all the bragging rights. At Kyadondo, powerhouse Hima Heathens are up against former recruitment side Toyota Buffaloes, while at Legends Betway Kobs will tussle it out with in-form revelation team Ezee Money Rhinos, in action that will keep the fans at the edge of their seats.
Heathens have had quite the struggle at the fly-half position, with Chris ‘Opa’ Lubanga failing to find his feet for a desired run of form. They have scored unconvincingly low points this season, and ended up conceding a draw against the Pirates at Kyadondo. Coach Robert Sseguya will have his work cut out, as his team badly needs this win.
Buffaloes will have to pull their socks up and work twice as hard, as they get their battered bodies back out onto the pitch. They succumbed to a home loss against this season’s Kyadondo tormentors Black Pirates, losing 6-11 last week. For an opponent like Heathens, all must be forgotten and focus put to scoring some really important points.
At Legends, Betway Kobs will hope to continue their prevailing run of wins, having lost not a game, and having attained the bonus point out of every fixture. However, the Rhinos seem all set, with power winger Daudi ‘Muscle’ Ssemwami returning to the squad. Herbert Wafula, the head coach at Rhinos has had his boys psyched up already.
“I am telling them to freely express themselves in attack in open play and work as units in defence. Our opponents for this game have a reputation of being able to mercilessly punish teams with broken defences. We have to keep it tight.” Wafula mentioned.
Elsewhere, high flying Ivan Magomu will be at the centre of the Pirates’ ship as they host the Makerere Impis at Legends, Gulu will struggle for points at home against the Sadolin Mongers, while Mutoni Warriors will have a make or break tie against the Rams in Makerere.