At this point, it’s just a procession. Black Pearls marching majestically to the podium to receive their fourth successive XVs trophy as their opponents bow down in respect and amazement.

Black Pearls are undefeated in the women’s league and lead the standings with thirty-five points from seven matches played. They have collected bonus points from all of Thunderbirds, Avengers, Ewes, Nile Rapids, She Wolves, and Panthers.

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To show just how dominant the Kings Park outfit has been, their points difference is more than double what second-placed Thunderbirds have achieved. They have won all their matches by at least a twenty-point margin and posted scores that have set and broken records. For example, the 77-05 and 72-12 against Nile Rapids and She Wolves respectively, and the humongous 118-22 against Panthers.

Victories by absolute domination!

Thunderbirds used to enjoy this prestige and privilege for the better part of the 2010s. They beat everyone and won everything. But since the turn of the decade, things have changed. Black Pearls came, took everything and gave nothing back.

It’s not like Black Pearls have just shopped and hogged all the best players from other clubs. With coaches Helen Koyokoyo Buteme and Bashir Bakel at the helm, they’ve built an unstoppable force from players based in Jinja and around Kampala. And tournament by tournament, they are asserting their authority over women’s rugby in Uganda.

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But it would be foolhardy to underestimate Thunderbirds. Apart from the one loss against Black Pearls, they have won their matches comfortably with bonus points and are not far off in the standings. In fact, they are the only team that has stopped Black Pearls from scoring forty points in a single match this season. Can they pull off a big upset?

This is the match of the weekend. A fierce rivalry, a top-of-the-table clash, and a potential title decider. But there is a lingering feeling that it will become one-sided.

Black Pearls will beat Thunderbirds. The question is; by what margin?

Nile Special Rugby (Women’s) Premier League 2024 Round 10 Fixtures:

Kings Park (2 p.m.): Black Pearls vs Thunderbirds

Legends Rugby Grounds (2 p.m.): Panthers vs Ewes

Busambaga, Entebbe (3 p.m.): Avengers vs She Wolves

Nile Rapids have a bye.

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