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Jinja Hippos, Platnum Heathens in Four All all Draw :: Uganda Radionetwork
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Jinja Hippos, Platnum Heathens in Four All all Draw

"Heathens has always been a tough opponent, but during the break, we motivated the players to show character, leading to our late try," he explained.
Jinja Hippos RFC and Platnum Heathens face off in Jinja city.
Jinja Hippos and Platnum Heathens played to a thrilling four-all draw during their third championship game at Jinja City's rugby grounds last Saturday.

For the majority of the match, Heathens held the lead over Hippos with a score of 20 points to 10, seemingly poised to clinch the victory with ease.

However, in a dramatic turn of events, Hippos staged a comeback in the final minutes of play, scoring two tries and earning 10 points to salvage a draw against their opponents.

Hippos' tries were scored by David Wako, Fedel Aremo, and Paul Siringiti, respectively. They also secured an additional five points from a penalty and conversion by Yasin Wasswa.

On the other hand, Heathens' captain Michael Wokorach contributed two tries, with Mike Amoro and Innocent Gwokto adding one each. Wako attributed their improved performance to intensified training sessions, which equipped them to tackle their opponents effectively.

"Heathens is a formidable team, and we implemented various levels of training and physical fitness exercises to achieve this result," he remarked. Reflecting on the match, Wako noted that while they had aimed for a historic victory against Heathens following their previous win against KOBs, a draw was a fair outcome.

Head coach Edmond Quaresma commended the team's resilience under pressure, emphasizing their determination to fight until the final whistle. "Heathens has always been a tough opponent, but during the break, we motivated the players to show character, leading to our late try," he explained.

Wokorach acknowledged his team's effort but lamented their failure to convert the tries, which could have secured a win for them. He also praised the growth of rugby in Jinja City, noting the players' well-rounded skills and the potential to attract more talent to the sport.

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