Heathens Overcome Buffaloes to Retain Title

ed geneva;”> sans-serif; color: #1d1d1d;”>MTN Heathens successfully retained theirmedications sans-serif;”> 2013 Nile Special Rugby Super Cup at Kyadondo Club on Saturday.

The defending champions made a record 11 league titles and a 5th in a row as they whipped Toyota Marsh Buffaloes 20-6 (15-0 half time lead) determined to make no mistake of giving their young brothers a chance as left winger Bishop Onen gave Heathens an 8-0 early lead with a penalty and try before he added another conversion after Michael Wokorach try to give Heathens a in the thrilling final match of the season.

MTN Hearthens-2013 Nile Special Rugby Super Cup Champions

Bishop’s heroics finally earned him the man-of-match honour with Heathen’s 11th trophy also earning them a tie-break from their rivals DMark Kobs who remain stuck at 10 winning their last trophy back in 2008 though their title hopes were halted by Buffaloes in a 22-20 loss at the semi finals, Kobs trounced G4S Pirates 48-10 to confirm third place moments before the big game.


After Tabaruka’s talk, Heathens needed to kill it off early. Captain Alex Mubiru’s quick pass broke through to lock Grace Lubega who ran past about four defenders and scored a try to stretch the lead to 20-00. Onen missed the kick with Buffaloes regrouping in the second half and pilled pressure to score two penalties through Philip Pario and trailing 15-6 but it was already late as captain Alfred Bijik got a bad tackle on his left shoulder which slowed him.

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“They were a better side today, but am happy the boys are up where they are now and we are going on the drawing board to prepare for the Uganda Cup,” Buffaloes coach Andy Owor stated as he conceded defeat.

“We have now become legends and we aim to win many more trophies,” Heathens captain Alex Mubiru responded when asked how we felt after winning the league.

Toyota Marsh Buffaloes – 2013 Nile Special Rugby Super Cup runnersup

“We won this for Philip (Wakorach)), this game was so important,” a beaming Brain Tabaruka the Heathens tactician also signaled the motivational factor of Philip Wakorach’s scary injury in the 12-3 semi final win over G4S Pirates. The injured Wokorach was also awarded the golden boot for top scoring.

Xfm Impis Chairman Luis Lwanga and Brian Adobe won the tickets to watch this year’s Dubai 7s tournament in the United Arab Emirates while Ben Okello won a ticket to watch the Elgon Cup in Nairobi courtesy of Nile Special.

Bishop Onen is Tackled

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