Pirates Out to Upset Heathens in Uganda Cup Final

Rugby Uganda cup final
Hima Cement Heathens vs Buzz Pirates – Legends 4:30pm

After shocking Betway Kobs in the semifinals last weekend, here Buzz Pirates head into the Uganda cup final in high spirits and belief that they can go past defending champions Hima Cement Heathens.

Record champions Heathens take on a rejuvenated Pirates in this year’s Uganda Cup final at the Legends rugby ground on Saturday.

Halfback Conrad Wanyama who orchestrated the damage in the triumph against Kobs is confident his team can defeat Heathens to lift the title.

“Of course we are here not by mistake but because we have worked hard to reach the finals. Heathens are a good side but we are determined and motivated to go past them, treatment ” he said.

This is the first time, order Pirates are playing in the finals in five years. The last time they were in the finals was in 2011 and they were battered 29-05 by Kobs.

On the other hand, Heathens look at today’s final as the only realistic chance to lift a title this year after losing the league and 7s titles to bitter rivals Betway Kobs.

However Phillip Wokorach has warned his teams of complacency ahead of the final.


“This is the only chance for us to win anything this year but we should not undermine Pirates, we need to play out our hearts and take the game serious,” cautioned Wokorach.

Heathens defeated Toyota Buffaloes 30-15 in the semifinals last week to reach the finals and will be seeking for the 11th Uganda cup title. Pirates on the other hand shocked Kobs 27-22 to reach the finals and will be searching for their second title since their maiden triumph in 2007.

In the third place playoff played on Friday, Betway Kobs defeated Toyota Buffaloes 18-12. The first game on Saturday will see Gulu Elephants take on Rams in the shield cup final.

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