The two bonus points G4S Pirates failed to secure against Toyota Buffaloes and Makerere University Impis in the Nile Special Rugby Premier League must be forgotten fast.

With a game every other week, there is hardly time to cry over spilt milk. The visit of Sadolin Mongers to Kampala ground today is as big a task as any for Pirates.

The 23-15 loss to Toyota Buffaloes brought out an ugly side to Mongers but they also do lots of good. Though not the most beautiful to watch, grit and fight define them.

“If you look at the scoreboard, the gap between us and the so-called big sides has narrowed. Our challenge now is cross the bridge,” Kigongo Ssebalamu, the Mongers’ coach and fly-half, said.

They still fail to compete against MTN Heathens, have beaten utl Kobs and run Pirates close of late. The closest came two years when a last gasp Denis Etuket try gave Pirates a 23-19 victory.

Consistency is an issue for not only Ssebalamu but also Godwin Kangagwe who stepped into the Pirates wanna-be-championship-winning coach furnace.
Kangagwe has laboured to stay third 12 points, three behind leaders Kobs.

By Ismail Dhakaba Kigongo, Daily Monitor


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