By Peter Tabu

The Uganda Cup, Uganda’s rugby season opener kicked off this weekend with giants Kobs, Heathens and defending champions Black Pirates all strolling through to the second round with cricket scorelines.

Betway Kobs travelled to Jinja and smacked Walukuba 10-71. Edrine Ssempebwa crossed the white line twice while Davis Kiwalabye and Robert Aziku joined a host of other players who crossed the white line once.

James Ijongat’s kicking seemed to at it’s best as he recorded eight conversations in the process. Elsewhere, Heathens beat Kyambogo 134-00 with Romano Ogwal, Bishop Onen, Kevin Keremundu, Charles Uhuru and Bashir Khan all crossing the line once, along with a host of other players.

In Mbale, defending champions Black Pirates made easy work of Mbale Elephants with a 17-76 win.

Uganda Cup Round One Results.

Soroti Rangers 00 Rhinos 97
Busitema University 00 Mongers 165
Mbale Elephants 17 Pirates 76
Kyambogo 00 Hima Heathens 134
Rams 20 Jinja Hippos 17
Walukuba 10 Betway Kobs 71
Stallions 12 Dusupay Warriors 35
Impis 03 Toyota Buffaloes 41.