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Heathens Squeeze Past Resilient Pirates To Lift 2016 Uganda Cup

Heathens defeated Pirates to lift a record 11th Uganda Cup

 

Uganda cup finals

Hima Cement Heathens 20-17 Buzz Pirates

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After losing the league title and the Rugby 7s title to bitter rivals Betway Kobs, ask http://dailycoffeenews.com/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/class.jetpack-jitm.php the only silverware that was left for the Heathens this year was the Uganda cup.

Hima Cement Heathens had to go past a rejuvenated Buzz Pirates in the finals to clinch the title.

In an epic game played at the Legends Rugby Club on Saturday, buy more about http://courtneybarnett.com.au/wp-includes/feed.php Heathens defeated Pirates 20-17 to win a record 11th Uganda cup title.

Phillip Wokorach gave Heathens the lead with the first try of the game but Conrad Wanyama scored a penalty to draw the score at 05-03.

Wokorach was at it again, crossing the white line for his second try of the day to give Heathens a 10-03 lead at half time.

The second period produced end-to-end action and Pirates returned a recharged side with Timothy Kisaga making a second try for the side before Byron Kasozi added another.

A conversion from Ivan Magomu meant Pirates took the lead in the game for the first time leading at 17-15.

It was Michael Wokorach who provided the winning moment for the record champions, making a try towards the climax of the game and heathens won 20-17.

The result meant Heathens took their Uganda cup tally to 11, winning in the previous four years.

On Friday Betway Kobs defeated Toyota Buffaloes 18-12 to claim the third spot.

In the shield cup final, Rams defeated Gulu elephants 08-03.

Past winners

1999 – Heathens

2000 -Heathens

2001 -Heathens

2002 – Heathens

2003 – Heathens

2004 -Heathens

2005 -Kobs

2006 -Kobs

2007 – Pirates

2008 -Kobs

2009 -Heathens

2010 -Kobs

2011 -Kobs

2012 -Kobs

2013 – Heathens

2014 -Heathens

2015 -Heathens

2016 – Heathens

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