NATIONAL SEVENS CIRCUIT

KCB, Kabras reach Kakamega 7s quarters; Homeboyz, Blad bounce back

KCB hoist Kabeberi 7s trophy. Photo Courtesy/Denis Acre-half

Kakamega 7s Defending Champions KCB Rugby, Strathmore Leos and Kabras RFC have booked dates in the Cup quarters with a match spare. 

Menengai Oilers also have a foot in the last eight with a match to spare while Homeboyz have bounced back to winning ways.

MMUST draw in Kakamega 7s 

The teacher met the student in the first game of round two. Sebastian Odhiambo, a product of MMUST Rugby, shared 12-12 spoils when Vihiga Granites failed to go past MMUST Rugby. MMUST will need to their final matches to lock out Nondies should the Rangers beat  Granites in the final match.

Menengai Oilers overpowered Nondies 21-14 to book a place in the quarter-finals. It was Menengai Oilers who opened the score sheets to take a 7-0. Steven Arunga was sent to the naughty chair, an opportunity which Nondies capitalized by a try to equalise the scores. Dennis Abukuse and Beldad Ogeta added tries for Gibson Weru’s side. Nondies would then score a converted try but was not enough to see them go past Menengai Oilers.

Strarhmore reach Kakamega 7s quarters

Blak Blad, from losing their opener match, staged a comeback to defeat Kisumu 22-7. Archadius Khwesa, who is fine from the World 7s Series danced between Kisumu’s defence to score the first try for the students. The conversion was from the foot of Kevin Gathu.

In the opening minutes of the final half, Blad’s Kevin Gathu was sent to the naughty chair following an infringement. The extra-man advantage counted for Kisumu who scored their first successfully converted try courtesy of Walter Ayieko.

Mejja Mulongo responded for the students with a five-pointer which was not converted. Obed Nyaribo converted his own try to guarantee Blak Blad a win. The students will be hoping to win the final match to boost their quarterfinal chances.

Strathmore Leos proved to be too powerful for Catholic Monks as they ran out 33-0 to win against Catholic Monks. The Leos put incredible pressure on Monks through tries from Philemon Olang, Brunson Madigu, who made appearances in the Prinsloo sevens dream team also scored for his side. Two more converted tries were enough to put Strathmore in the lead. The Leos have booked a place in the quarters.

Nakuru second win at Kakamega 7s 

Nakuru RFC registered their second win of the game after defeating Kenya Harlequins 20-7 to boost Quarterfinal chances. Kenya Harlequins opened the score sheets with a try which was converted by Dominic Osino, and which would be their only try for the match.

Nakuru RFC then scored a five-pointer through Kenya Simbas ace Thomas Okeyo. Another try followed for Nakuru RFC before the end of the first half.

In the second half, Samuel Mwaura went under the whitewash for an unconverted try before the centre referee blew the final whistle. The game ended 20-7.

Homeboyz registered their first win, beating Western Bulls 17-5 in a fiercely contested match. Despite playing with only five men towards the end of the match, Homeboyz never gave up. The side managed tries from Jan Remke, Zeden Marrow, and Ramadhan Asete. Out of the three tries, only one was converted by Mohammed Omollo.

KCB, Kabras in Kakamega 7s quarters

It was a nerve-breaking game between Kabras and Daystar Falcons with the latter staging a comeback to win 17-12. Daystar Falcons were leading at first half through a brace from Patrick Odongo. Dennis Oliele converted one try. Kabras came in stronger after the break to score in three tries and converted one. Kabras managed a 17-12

KCB did well in the second match whipping Kabarak University  32-5. The Bankers scored six tries and converted one for a 32-5 win. A brace from Jacob Ojee in the final half confirmed the KCB’s win.

Peter Kilonzo and Brian Wahinya also scored for the Thika Road-based side. Kabarak University scored through B Opande who was set up by B Oduor.

Kakamega 7s round one results 

Mmust Rugby 14-12 Nondescripts RFC

Menengai Oilers 39-7 Vihiga Granites

Catholic Monks 10-7 Blak Blad RFC

Strathmore 27-7 Kisumu RFC

Kenya Harlequins 14-7 Western Bulls

Nakuru RFC 17-14 Homeboyz RFC

Kabras RFC 42-7 Kabarak University

KCB Rugby 17-12 Daystar University

Round two results

MMUST 12-12 Vihiga Granites

Menengai Oilers 21-14 Nondescripts RFC

Blak Blad 22-7 Kisumu RFC

Strathmore Leos 33-0 Catholic Monks

Nakuru RFC 20-7 Kenya Harlequins

Homeboyz Rugby 17-5 Western Bulls

Kabras RFC 17-12 Daystar Falcons

KCB Rugby 32-5 Kabarak University

 

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