The Uganda Rugby Union on Wednesday, October 7, 2020, resolved to call an end to the 2019-20 rugby season. There will be no relegation or promotion.
The highlight of the resolutions made was the declaration of Heathens Rugby Club as the champions of the Nile Special Stout Rugby Premier League. Heathens were unbeaten in the 13 games and top of the table. Their closest rival being Kobs, were 5 points adrift. Thus, Heathens have successfully defended the title and added another title to their trophy-laden cabinet.
However, a number of other important resolutions were discussed, passed, and announced by URU during the Zoom meeting with the stakeholders on Wednesday night. These included administrative officials and club representatives.
The player transfer window is open with effect immediately and will close 2 weeks to the start of the next season.
2020-21 season road map
The proposed date for resumption of rugby has been scheduled for January 23, 2021.
Full report of the resolutions announced by the Uganda Rugby Union:
- Uganda Cup (women): Completed. Won by Thunderbirds
- Uganda Cup (men): Completed. Won by Kobs Rugby Clu
- Schools League: Nullified
- Nile Special Stout Rugby Premier League: 13/18 games played by all teams. Heathens declared champions.
- The decision for nullified championships has been taken because the teams had not played an equal number of games. The schools league required a knockout tournament to be played for a champion to be declared.
- There will be no promotion or relegation to or from the Nile Special Stout Rugby Premier League.
The sponsor (Nile Special Stout) will meet full teams’ and individuals’ prize money commitments.
Clubs (Total: UGX 36.5million)
- Winner: UGX 8million
- First Runner-up: UGX 6million
- Second Runner-up: UGX 5million
- 4th: UGX 4million
- 5th: UGX 3.5million
- 6th: UGX 3million
- 7th: UGX 2.5million
- 8th: UGX 2million
- 9th: UGX 1.5million
- 10th: UGX 1million
Individual Honours (Total: UGX 4million)
- MVP: UGX 1million
- Golden Boot: UGX 500,000
- Top Try Scorer: UGX 500,000
- Fairplay Award: UGX 1 million
- Coach of the Season: UGX 500,000
- Referee of the Season: UGX 500,000