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Hima Heathens battle Betway Kobs for glory in the Rugby Uganda Cup

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After heavy recruitment in the offseason, Betway Kobs and Hima Heathens will face off in the finals of the 2019 Uganda Cup at Kings Park arena, Bweyogerere on Saturday.

The record champions Hima Heathens route to the finals started in the round of 16 where Muhammad Athio’s side dismantled Makerere Impis 40-10 to proceed to the quarterfinals, where they put 36 past Struggling Warriors at Kyandondo rugby grounds.

In the semi-finals, they defeated Black Pirates 14-3 to book their final’s spot.

Meanwhile, Betway Kobs swept aside Mbale Elephants 93-0 in their Uganda Cup opener before a 34-3 win over Hippos at Legends rugby grounds. ln a hugely competitive semi-final, Betway Kobs claimed a 19-8 win against Plascon Mongers at Kings Park arena in Bweyogerere.

Heathens Confirmed XV lineup against Kobs
Joseph, Kenneth, Jordan, Gerald, Paul.M, Aaron, Paul.E, Scott, Aziz, Mike, Charles, Joshua, Ronald, and Santos

Probable Kobs XV against Heathens
Wilobo, Opara, Timothy, Robert, Ecodu, Jurua, Muhoozi, Manano, Kirabo, James, Mukwaya, Sseruwagi, Kimono, Sseruyange and Sempeke

Previous Uganda Cup winners
1999- DHL Heathens
2000 – MTN Heathens
2001 – MTN Heathens
2002 – MTN Heathens
2003 – MTN Heathens
2004 – MTN Heathens
2005 – Mango Kobs
2006 – UTL Kobs
2007 – G4S Pirates
2008 – UTL Kobs
2009 -MTN Heathens
2010 – UTL Kobs
2011 -UTL Kobs
2012 – DMark Kobs
2013 – MTN Heathens
2014 – MTN Heathens
2015 – Heathens (No name sponsor)
2016 – Hima Cement Heathens
2017 -Black Pirates
2018 -Betway Kobs
2019 -????


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