Strathmore Leos, Nondies and Oilers join Driftwood quarters; Mwamba, Homeboyz unbeaten

Nondies photo courtesy/Nondies Media
Nondies photo courtesy/Nondies Media

Strathmore Leos, Nondies and Menengai Oilers qualified for the Driftwood 7s quarters after winning their final pool stage matches on Saturday afternoon at Mombasa Sports Club.

KCB Rugby, Kabras RFC, Mwamba and Homeboyz on their part kept their pristine record and went undefeated on day one.

Strathmore Leos, who had previously fallen to Homeboyz, bounced back with a bang, defeating Impala Saracens 50-0 to go to the quarterfinals as Pool A runners-up. After day one matches, Loius Kisia’s charges have seven points.

Homeboyz won Pool A with nine points after going undefeated in the pool. The Deejayz won the final match 24-7 over the hosts Mombasa.

Mombasa finish day one with no wins following three straight defeats in their home tournament.

Pool B

In the Pool B decider, KCB and Kabras tied 12-12. Both teams remain undefeated in the tournament after the draw and are equal on eight points. KCB, on the other hand, will finish first in the pool due to a better point differential than the Sugarmen.

Daystar Falcons beat Jumia Pay Pirates 26-10 to earn their first victory. Patrick Odongo scored twice in the victory. David Williams and Floyd Wabwire each scored a try in the game.

Pool C

Blak Blad ended their eight-match losing record in the group stage by pipping Nakuru RFC 10-7. Wanyore will miss the playoffs for the second time in a row.

Menengai Oilers won Pool C after  amassing eight points following a win 12-5 win over Kenya Harlequins. The win saw the  Nakuru-based side maintain an impressive record over Quins.  Quins had already qualified for the final eight and would compete in the knockout stage as Pool C runners-up.

Pool D

Nondies confirmed their place in the quarters after a win over 21-5win over Zetech Oaks. They join Mwamba who topped the pool following a 7-0 over Western Bulls. Its Nondies maiden quarterfinal appearance this season.


Driftwood 7s schedule

Impala 5-10 Homeboyz
Strathmore Leos 29-0 Mombasa
Kabras RFC 28-0 Daystar Falcons
KCB Rugby 51-0  Jumia Pay South Coast Pirates
Kenya Harlequin 17-0 Nakuru RFC
Menengai Oilers 26-0  Blak Blad
Mwamba Rugby Club 14-0  Nondies
Western Bulls 12-7 Zetech University

Impala Saracens 21-0 Mombasa
Strathmore Leos 14-17 Homeboyz
Kabras RFC 22-5 Jumia Pay South Coast Pirates
KCB Rugby 15-0  Daystar Falcons
Kenya Harlequin 31-0 Blak Blad
Menengai Oilers 5-5 Nakuru RFC
Mwamba Rugby Club 17-5 Zetech University
Western Bulls 7-19 Nondies

Homeboyz 24-7 Mombasa
Strathmore Leos  50-0 Impala
Daystar Falcons 26-10  Jumia Pay South Coast Pirates
KCB Rugby 12-12 Kabras RFC
Nakuru 7-10 Blak Blad
Menengai Oilers 12-5 Kenya Harlequin
Nondies v Zetech University -16:40
Western Bulls v Mwamba -17:00

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