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Ndovu power into Bamburi Super Series rugby final

RUGBY By - BS MULAVI | May 26th 2013

By BS MULAVI

Ndovu Franchise stormed into the final of the Bamburi Rugby Super Series with an emphatic 34-22 victory over Papa at the RFUEA Grounds on Saturday.

Papa started the game by scoring in the second minute through centre back Oscar Ayodi before following it up with three penalties to take a 14-0 lead. Ndovu seemed to be struggling and the tables only turned when Papa received their first sin bin when KCB old guard Dennis Mwanja was sent off for an infringement in the contact area.

“We lost today because of our indiscipline,” said Papa head coach, Paul Odera. “We had two of our players sent off and it was always going to be difficult to play without key men in the forwards,” he added. Papa had their second man sent off in the second half when Moses Omusala was shown the yellow card for a similar offence.

“We played for 20 minutes without two vital players and credit to Ndovu for the setpieces,” Odera said. “We struggled even when we had the full set of forwards and that was commendable from our opponents,” he added.

On the other end, Ndovu coach, Dominique Habimana, claimed that the sinbins to Papa were no coincidence and they were caused by their hard work. “The sinbins definitely helped change the game but we know they were caused by the pressure we put on them,” he said.

Ndovu came out as the stronger team in the second half and completely dominated the Papa franchise.

Ndovu humbled Rwenzori in Kampala last weekend and are now looking forward to a match in Kenya.

In the other semi-final, Rwenzori beat Nyumbu 20-0 at the Kyandondo grounds. Most of the original Nyumbu players did not travel to Kampala over a disagreement with the organisers over the venue, but they were able to assemble a team of other players that were flown to Kampala on Friday night.

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