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Hippos Back to Winning Ways, Defeat Impis over the Weekend

Impis' captain, Timothy Weraga says that their side invested all their efforts in the game but they were unable to earn their desirable result throughout the playing time.
Hippos RFC players engage in a scrum with Makerere Impis players on Saturday
Jinja Hippos RFC are off to an impressive start in the second round of the top flight rugby league, after defeating Makerere Impis with 32 points against 14 at Jinja city's based rugby grounds on Saturday.

Hippos have earned their win after losing four consecutive games prior to the close of the first round of the league.They  earned all their 32 points from five tries whereas Impis earned two tries and two conversions, to garner 14 points from the game.

Tawfic Bagalana earned two tries for Hippos, whereas Dennis Etwau, Aziz Bagalana and Jacob Ochen earned one try each for the same side.

Impis' Pius Mpoza and Ivan Etwau scored one try each for their side, while both their conversions were earned by Henry Nsekuya.

Despite losing to Pirates, Buffaloes and Heathens respectively, Hippos has continued to exhibit wining flaws during their home games.

Impis' captain, Timothy Weraga says that their side invested all their efforts in the game but they were unable to earn their desirable result throughout the playing time. "We lost to Hippos in the first round and we were optimistic of kick-starting this second round with a decisive win against them, but our efforts did not yield much," he admits.

Meanwhile, Hippos captain, David Wako credits the weekend win on teamwork and consistency by all players, who willingly invested in all their efforts to win the game.

Wako adds that three of their senior players are off the pitch after suffering from long-term injuries, which has since affected their performance throughout the first leg of the season.However, they are recruiting more players from the junior team with hopes of filling the gaps.