Yesterday 7th February 2015 at UTEXRWA, the THRFC left the field with it consecutive win against the Nyamirambo based Lions de Fer 32-9. It was an amazing game to watch!! Both sides shown enthusiasm in the first half. The Lions were powerful on the scrum and used mostly the pack players who were obviously bigger compare to the host team. But, despite the aggressiveness and weight of the Lions pack players, the Thousand Hills defense was determined and managed not to concede any try or point in the first half.
After 20 minutes of hits and tackles from both sides, THRF got a penalty after a foul play from Lions which was well converted by ISIMBI Carlos who thereafter did the same when a Lion player did not roll away after a tackle and put the THRFC on the lead.
Before just two minutes to the end of the first half on a back inside pass, Kasanga David, the full back scored a magnificent try well converted by ISIMBI aka Carlos Kicker to end the first half with a lead of 13-0.
Both team came back with different approach as it seemed. The Lions tried to include passed and more of the back line runs so did the THRFC. But the host was the better side when it comes to fast players, this was well demonstrated by IRUMVA Fils Fidel, the substitute winger who got a great pass from Jacques BIGIRIMANA and over run 3 Lions players and scored just in the middle to make very simple for kicker to convert. The Lions got 3 penalties which were well converted by UMUHIRE Victorien (Bebe), the score was then narrowed to 20-9.
This did not last long, KASANGA David made another good run to the Lions 22 and kicked the ball passed the full back and with his aggressive speed, he scored a try which disturbed the opponent and shown that THRFC will win this one. Just before the end of the game, SHEMA Serge scored another one on the blind side after a scrum won by THRFC which was not converted.
The final score was THRFC 32-9 Lions de Fer