NATIONAL SEVENS CIRCUIT

Driftwood 7s semi-final pairings

Homeboyz in a past action. Photo Courtesy/Alex Njue

Defending Champions KCB Rugby, Homeboyz, Mwamba Rugby Club and Menengai Oilers are through to the Driftwood Cup semi-final after winning their quarterfinal matches at Mombasa Sports Club.

KCB reached the third consecutive semi-final this season after seeing off Strathmore Leos 17-7 in a what was a repeat of the Kabeberi 7s and Christie 7s finals.  For the third time in a row this season, they will face off with Menengai Oilers in the semi-final stage.

Eugine omondi opened the scoring for KCB, executing a stutter step before turning on the jet shoes to cover 70 meters on his way to the try box for the first try. Mike Kimwele went over in the corner to stretch the bankers’ lead to 12-0.

KCB got another try in the second half to make it 17-0 and were assured of a semi final spot as Strathmore scored a consolation try late in the second stanza. Its the first time this season that Strathmore are missing out on the semis.

Their semi-final opponents Menengai Oilers staged a comeback to defeat Nondies 10-7. Nondies opened the scoring for a 7-0 lead. Oilers hit back with two unconverted tries two take a 10-7 win, qualifying for the third straight semi-final.

The first semi-final will pit Homeboyz against Mwamba Rugby Club. Oscar Ayodi will be eager to lead the Deejayz’s to their second semi-final appearance this season. Mwamba, on the other hand, have seen their last two bids cut short and are aiming for their first semi-final appearance this season.

Homeboyz defeated Kabras RFC 10-5 to advance to the semi-finals. The medics had to attend to John Bax, who had picked up an injury, which required a lengthy medical break in the opening half. Homeboyz would go on to score through Amon Wamalwa for a 5-0 halftime advantage.

Kabras RFC who were without with suspended Walter Okoth, pulled back through captain Paul Abuto who scored a try at the corner to tie the scores at 5-5. Okoth will miss the remainder of the tournament after being handed a four-match ban.

 

Homeboyz scored at the death to proceed to the semis.  Their opponents Mwamba had a comfortable 19-0 win over Kenya Harlequin.  Kulabu opened proceedings with Chrispin Onyango cutting against the groove to score under the posts.

Kenya 7s star Daniel Taabu would beat his marker on the outside to score Mwamba’s second while Onyango grabbed his second moments later to seal a slot in the last four.

Driftwood 7s Day 2

Challenge Trophy

Impala 21-10 Jumia Pay South Coast Pirates

Western Bulls 0-12 Nakuru RFC

Daystar Falcons 27-0 Mombasa RFC

Blak Bad 10-12 Zetech Oaks

Cup Quarters 

Homeboyz 10-5 Kabras RFC

Mwamba 19-0 Kenya Harlequin

KCB Rugby 17-7 Strathmore Leos

Menengai Oilers 10-7  Nondies

Semis 

13th Place

Jumia Pay Pirates v Western Bulls
Mombasa RFC  v Blak Blad

Challenge Trophy

Impala v Nakuru RFC
Daystar Falcons v Zetech Oaks

5th Place

Kabras RFC v Kenya Harlequins

Strathmore Leos v Nondies

Cup

Homeboyz vs Mwamba Rugby Club
KCB Rugby vs Menengai Oilers

Finals

13th place Winner 13th SF 1 v Winner 13th SF 2 14:50

Challenge Trophy Final

Winner CT SF 1 v Winner CT SF 2- 15:10

5th Place Winner

5th SF 1 v Winner 5th SF 2 -15:40

Bronze Match

Loser Cup SF 1 v Loser Cup SF 2 16:10

Cup Final

Winner Cup SF 1 v Winner Cup SF 2-16:50

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