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Black Pearls are URU Women Rugby League champions

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By Johnson Were

Black Pearls are champions of the Uganda Rugby Union (URU) Women Rugby League.

The female side of the Stanbic Black Pirates clinched the title victory with a 73- 12 win over the Kyadondo-based side Thunderbirds on Saturday.

Thunderbirds, who were the defending champions, were expected to put up good opposition, but they could not match their hosts who applied much of the running game.

Black Pearls Suzan Adongo with the ball tries to beat Thunderbird players

Helen Buteme, who is Black Pearls’ coach, is targeting an unbeaten run this season.

“We are champions, but we are going for an unbeaten run. Avengers are not an easy side but we shall try our best,” Buteme said after the game.

Emilly Lekuru continued to better her position of winning the MVP award when she was voted Player of the Match after scoring five tries in the game.

Black Pearls Grace Auma with the ball tries to beat Thunderbird players

Lekuru, a regular name on the score sheet, is one of the leading players on the national 7s team preparing for the Commonwealth Games qualifiers in Tunisia on April 28-30.

Hooker Rachael Mafuwa managed two tries, Grace Auma (4 tries), Bushira Namutebi a try, while Charlotte Teresa Mudoola added two conversions in-game that was dominated by the hosts (Black Pearls).

Fans enjoying the game

The four teams in the women’s Rugby League include; Black Blacks, Entebbe Avengers, Mbale Eagles, and Thunderbirds.

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