Kakamega 7s defending Champions KCB topped Pool D while Menengai Oilers and Nakuru RFC also went unbeaten on day one of the Kakamega 7s at the Bull Ring with a 100% win record.
Strathmore Leos also won Pool B but couldn’t pick maximum points in the final match.
MMUST join Oilers in Kakamega 7s quarters
Nondies held off Division 1 newbies Vihiga Granites 12-5 in the first game of round three. Nondies scored two tries and managed to convert one. Granites on the other hand managed a try in the game.
Menengai Oilers saw off Masinde Muliro University students 26-7 to win the pool. Oilers scored through Dennis Abukuse and Beldad Ogeta. Steven Arunga was sent to the naughty chair for the second time today and MMUST Rugby capitalized on the extra man advantage to score and convert.
The League leaders added more points to finish the pool with nine points.
Catholic reach second quarters
Strathmore Leos and Blak Blad shared spoils following a 12-12. Both sides fought tooth and nail despite Strathmore leading for the better part of the match. Arcadius Khwesa and Lionel Ajeliti scored for the students while Kevin Gathu drilled in the extras.
Catholic Monks, after losing to Strathmore, came back stronger to overpower Kisumu RFC 31-5. Monks are through to the last eight for another weekend. Kisumu have lost all their day one matches and at this point, they will fail to proceed to the quarter-final.
Nakuru bagged their third win of the pool with a 28-5 triumph over Western Bulls. Fredrick Odongo scored a brace which was converted for a 14-0 lead. Western Bulls struck back with an unconverted try before Thomas Okello danced between Bulls’ defence. The try was converted. Nakuru RFC signed off with a converted five-pointer that brought the scores to 28-5.
Once again, Kenya Harlequins and Homeboyz Rugby renewed their rivalry with Paul Murunga and Oscar Ayodi’s sides sharing 12-12 spoils.
Jan Remke and Brian Ayimba scored for the Deejayz and Mohammed Omollo added the extras. Kenya Harlequins got their 12 points courtesy of Dennis Nyongesa and Cornelius Mokoro. Captain Dominic Osino added two points for Quins and one attempt to convert did not go his way.
Kabras fall to KCB
Patrick Odongo scored a hattrick in the second last match of the day to put his side 21 points above Kabarak University. Three more unconverted tries came from the Falcons to place them 31 points past Kabarak.
The much anticipated final match of the day ended 14-7 in favour of the Bankers. Samuel Asati set up Brian Wahinya for a try which he converted.
Kabras RFC managed a try through Malik Habil which Barry Robinson converted. Geoffrey Okwach struck back for the Bankers, a try which Brian Wahinya converted.
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#
Round three results
Nondies 12-5 Vihiga Granites
Menengai 26-7 MMUST Rugby
Catholic Monks 31-5 Kisumu RFC
Strathmore Leos Blad
Western Bulls 5-28 Nakuru RFC
Homeboyz 12-12 Kenya Harlequin
Kabarak 7-19 Daystar Falcons
KCB Rugby 14-7 Kabras RFC