NATIONAL SEVENS CIRCUIT

Prinsloo 7s semi-final pairings confirmed

The Prinsloo 7s semi-finalists have been confirmed after the completion of the Cup Quarters played on Sunday morning at Nakuru Athletic Club.

Homeboyz have booked a date against Strathmore Leos in the first semi-final of the competition.  Semi-final two will see KCB Rugby and Menengai Oilers face off for the fifth time at this stage this season.

Homeboyz blanked MMUST Rugby Club for another semi-final appearance. Dala sevens top try-scorer Amon Wamalwa scored the opening try for Homeboyz and added the extras. Brian Mutugi would then add another five-pointer for Homeboyz, which was converted for a 14-0 lead for Oscar Ayodi’s side.

Captain Jan Remke scored the last try for Homeboyz before the end of the first half. The second half was slow-paced but Homeboyz emerged 26-0 winners.

Strathmore scored late in the second half to win 24-19. Leos took charge of the first half, scoring three converted tries. Christie 7s Most Valuable Player Brunson Madigu scored the opening try for the students, George Ooro and Richard Omedo landed two consecutive tries for Strathmore before the end of the first half.

The second half was Harlequins dominated. Kenya Harlequins managed three tries and converted two to tie the scores. Madigu then danced his way through Kenya Harlequins’ defence to score his second try of the day, which he converted before the sound of the final whistle. MMUST and Kenya Harlequin will meet in the fifth-place semis.

Menengai Oilers overpowered Kabras RFC for their fifth consecutive semi-final this season. Eugene Lubanga was the first to register his name on the score sheet with a five-pointer that was converted by Abukuse. Abukuse took the glory of the moment to score another try for his side. He added the extras.

In the second half, Malik Habil went over the whitewash to score five points for the sugarmen. The conversion was good but it was  Menengai Oilers who proceed to the second semi-final while Kabras RFC dropped to fifth place to face Mwamba Rugby Club.

Mwamba lost 12-7 to KCB in the fourth quarterfinal with KCB making it to the fifth semi-final this season.  The Bankers started off brightly and scored the first try through Andrew Amonde. The conversion was however unsuccessful. An infringement from KCB saw them reduced to six men in the highly contested match. Mwamba responded with a try from Joel Inzuga which Elvis Namusasi adding the three points.

Amonde was also sent to the sin bin, reducing the Bankers to five. From there, KCB pulled five points clear, and Brian Wahinya cut the deficit with a conversion. Amonde booted the ball to mark the end of a highly contested match. Once again, KCB will face Menengai Oilers in the second semi final

Catholic Monks registered a narrow 10-7 win over Kisumu RFC in the first challenge trophy match of the day. Blakblad’s misery was extended by Impala who handed William Motto a 29-00 defeat in the chilly Nsakuru weather.

Prinsloo sevens hosts Nakuru RFC were overpowered by a resilient Western Bulls which whipped them 26-15 at their homeground. Nondies, despite losing two men to the naughty chair, registers a 5-0 win over Vihiga Granites.

Challenge Trophy

Catholic Monks 10-7 Kisumu
Blak Blad 0-29 Impala
Nakuru 15-29 Western Bulls
Nondies 5-0 Vihiga Granites

Cup 

Homeboyz 26-0  MMUST Rugby Club

Strathmore Leos 24-19 Kenya Harlequin

Menengai Oilers 14-7 Kabras RFC

KCB Rugby 12-7 Mwamba Rugby Club

13th place 

Kisumu RFC vs Blak Blad

Nakuru RFC vs  Vihiga Granites

Challenge Trophy 

Catholic Monks vs  Impala

Western Bulls vs Nondies

Fifth place 

MMUST  vs Kenya Harlequin

Kabras RFC vs Mwamba RugbyClub

Cup semis 

Homeboyz vs Strathmore Leos

Menengai Oilers vs KCB Rugby

 

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