NATIONAL SEVENS CIRCUIT

Mwamba and Strathmore Leos reach Christie 7s quarters

KCB'S LEVY AMUNGA KICKS FOR TOUCH IN A PAST ACTION. PHOTO COURTESY/DENIS ACRE-HALF

Mwamba Rugby Club and  Strathmore Leos have booked a place in the Christie 7s Cup quarters after picking two wins in their respective pools.

Defending Champions KCB and former Champions Kabras RFC have also set a foot in the last eight with a match to play.

KCB Rugby registered the eighth straight win of the sevens season as they beat hosts Kenya Harlequin 19-5 in the second match.  The bankers have one foot in the quarterfinal ahead of the final match of the pool stage.

Michael Wanjala scored the opening try for the bankers with a conversion by National 7s Circuit leading points scorer Levy Amunga changing the scorers to seven.

Geoffrey Okwatch and Isaac Njoroge joined the scoresheet for a 19-5 win for the bankers.

Nakuru RFC bounced back to winning ways as they beat Jumia Pay Pirates 27-12 in the second match of the pool to keep their quarterfinal hopes alive.  Nakuru RFC have four points following one win and one loss. They will be keen to beat KCB to reach the last eight.

Pool B

For the second time in a row, Strathmore Leos are through to the quarters with a match to play.  The students reached the last eight after a 34-0 win over Blak Blad.

Louis Kisia charges who have six points following two consecutive wins are yet to concede this weekend.

Impala Saracens picked the first win of the tournament beating Daystar Falcons 24-12.

David Williams and Patrick Odongo’s tries were cancelled by Impala’s four tries. Impala Saracens will need a win in their final match to keep hopes of reaching the last eight alive.

Odongo is set to miss the next two matches following a suspension after picking two yellow cards this weekend.

Pool C

Kabras RFC have also put one foot in the last eight after defeating Menengai Oilers 36-7 in the second match.

Patrick Lumumba and Alfred Orege bagged a brace for Max Adaka coached side. Kenyan International Kevin Wekesa, Felix Bukhutse also scored in the win.

Amos Onyinkwa scored lone try for the Oilmen.

Nondies boosted their quarterfinal chances after they picked the first win of the tournament. They defeated MMUST 19-17 to move to four points.

They will however need to beat Kabras RFC to keep the hopes alive.

Pool D

Mwamba are sure of a place in the last eight after picking the second win of the Pool stage against Catholic Monks. Two tries with one being converted were enough for the side.

Western Bulls beat Homeboyz 14-12 to pick first win

Christie Sevens Day 1 Order Of Play

900am  Nakuru RFC 12-26 Kenya Harlequin

920am  KCB Rugby 32-7 JumiaPay Pirates

940am  Daystar Falcons 21-5 Blak Blad

1000am Strathmore Leos 36-0 Impala

1020am MMUST Rugby 12-14 Kabras RFC

1040am Menengai Oilers 19-7 Nondies

1100am Mwamba Rugby Club 25-5 Western Bulls

1120am Homeboyz 49-10 Catholic Monks

 

1150am Nakuru 27-12 JumiaPay Pirates

1210pm KCB Rugby 19-5 Kenya Harlequin

1230pm Daystar Falcons 12-24 Impala

1250pm Strathmore Leos 34-0 Blak Blad

110pm  MMUST Rugby 17-19 Nondies

130pm  Menengai Oilers 7-36 Kabras RFC

150pm  Mwamba Rugby Club 12-7 Catholic Monks

210pm  Homeboyz 12-14 Western Bulls

 

320pm Kenya Harlequin v JumiaPay Pirates

340pm KCB Rugby v Nakuru RFC

400pm Blak Blad v Impala

420pm Strathmore Leos v Daystar Falcons

440pm Kabras RFC v Nondies

500pm Menengai Oilers v MMUST Rugby Club

520pm Western Bulls v Catholic Monks

540pm Homeboyz v Mwamba Rugby Club

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