Heathens after receiving the Uganda Rugby Premiership trophy and medals. Photo Courtesy/Nile Stout.

Heathens crowned 2019/20 Uganda Premiership Champions


Heathens RFC have been crowned 2019/2020 Uganda Rugby Premiership champions in an awarding ceremony held at Kyadondo Rugby Club on Saturday 28 November.

The event was presided over by the Uganda Rugby Union and was graced by league sponsors Nile Special Stout.

URU Executive Committee on 30/09/2020 resolved to end the 2019-2020 season, awarding the title to Heathens who were top of the log after 13 rounds of the league which uses the round-robin format to determine the winner.

The decision to cancel the league was arrived at days after the government allowed resumption of sports under strict conditions.

For rugby to resume, clubs were tasked to test players every two weeks. The cheapest a team would spend on the testing would be UGX 240,000 which would be a heavy load for clubs, sponsor or URU to shoulder. One club of 30 players and staff would require UGX 14,400,000 per month of activity.

Rhino’s who had won just one game escaped relegation after the Union cancelled relegation and promotion.

URU has shifted focus to the resumption of rugby in 2021 utilizing the time to engage stakeholders to ensure rugby returns at the earliest possible time sustainably.

Advertisements
MELBET

Like it? Share with your friends!

Choose A Format
Personality quiz
Series of questions that intends to reveal something about the personality
Trivia quiz
Series of questions with right and wrong answers that intends to check knowledge
Poll
Voting to make decisions or determine opinions
Story
Formatted Text with Embeds and Visuals
List
The Classic Internet Listicles
Countdown
The Classic Internet Countdowns
Open List
Submit your own item and vote up for the best submission
Ranked List
Upvote or downvote to decide the best list item
Meme
Upload your own images to make custom memes
Video
Youtube, Vimeo or Vine Embeds
Audio
Soundcloud or Mixcloud Embeds
Image
Photo or GIF
Gif
GIF format
%d bloggers like this: