Prinsloo 7s defending Champions Mwamba Rugby Club kicked off their title defence with a 26-7 win over Vihiga Granites in a Pool D match played at Nakuru Athletic Club on Saturday.
Mwamba ran two successive converted tries for a 14-0 lead before Vihiga Granites pulled back with a brilliant converted try trimming the gap to seven. Mwamba’s captain Eliakim Kichoi scored a try at the left corner for a 21-7 lead after a conversion. Kulabu added an unconverted try for a 26-7 win. Kulabu are top of the pool with three points and superior point differential.
Strathmore Leos also moved to three points in the pool with a 12-0 win over Blak Blad in a Pool D opener. Two tries with one being converted were enough for the Strathmore students to see off their Kenyatta University counterparts.
Kabras RFC commenced their campaign with a 19-10 win over Catholic Monks in the first match of the day. The Sugarmen took a 14-0 lead to the break after landing two converted tries. In the final half, they added one unconverted try while the Monks scored two unconverted tries in the defeat.
2019 Prinsloo 7s finalists Homeboyz commenced their campaign with a 24-0 win over Western Bulls. The Deejayz who are fresh from winning Dala 7s last weekend scored four tries and added two conversions to see off Echulusi.
Both Homeboyz and Kabras are on three points and could book a quarterfinal slot should they win their second-round matches.
In Pool B, Nakuru-based sides Menengai Oilers and Nakuru RFC picked maximum points by winning their openers. Menengai Oilers picked the biggest win of the day whipping Kisumu RFC 40-0 in the second pool B match.
Hosts Nakuru scored four unconverted tries against MMUST’s two tries. The victory has seen the sides move to three points each while the losers have a point each.
National Seven Circuit defending Champions and 2022 log leaders KCB Rugby kicked off the campaign impressively scoring four tries and converting two to hand Kenya Harlequin a 24-12 defeat. KCB are top of the pool with three points while Nondies and Impala Saracens are on two points after playing to a 12-12 draw in the pool C opener. Kenya Harlequin have a point in the pool.
Prinsloo 7s round one results
Kabras 19-10 Catholic Monks
Homeboyz 24-0 Western Bulls
Nakuru 20-12 MMUST Rugby Club
Menengai Oilers 40-0 Kisumu
Nondies 12-12 Impala Saracens
KCB Rugby 24-12Kenya Harlequin
Strathmore Leos 12-10 Blad
Mwamba Rugby Club 26-7 Vihiga Granites.