The ongoing 2015/16 Ghana Rugby Club Championship games came off on Saturday, February 14th with teams from Pool A taking centre stage.
The first game of the day was between title chasers Legon Titans RFC and Dansoman Hurricanes. It was indeed a tough encounter, as both teams went all out displaying great strength throughout the game, but the Legon Titans attack proved stronger at the end of the game. They won the game by 19 points to 13.
The final game of the day which proved tougher than the previous was between log leaders, Cosmos Buffaloes, and the defending champions, Idas RFC. The game commenced with neither team willing to back down at any point. Cosmos opened the scoring after a winger intercepted a ball meant for the full back of the Idas and scored the try.
Idas RFC came back to score a try in the first half, but it wasn’t after Cosmos were leading by a comfortable margin and were sure of winning the game.
With less than four minutes to the end of proceedings, Idas RFC managed to turn the game around into their favour in the dying minutes of the match, by scoring a penalty and a try, winning the game narrowly by 13 points to Cosmos Buffaloes’ 12 points.
The coach of Cosmos Buffaloes, Amuzoloh Salim, said he was disappointed at his team’s first defeat of the season but he also understands that losing is part of the game.
Abdul Samad, coach of the Idas side could not hide his excitement at the turn of events. “I am excited that we beat Cosmos today. It’s long overdue. Now we are going to defend our title with all we have got.”
The tournament commissioner, Mr. Steve Noi, said he was elated at the turn of events and general performance.
The third round of matches for the pool A of the Ghana Rugby Championship continues on Saturday February 21, 2015 at the Accra Rugby pitch in the University of Ghana, Legon.
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