Kabras RFC are the Kakamega 7s Champions after defeating newly crowned National Sevens Champions Menengai Oilers 19-7 in the final staged at the Bull Ring on Sunday.
The Sugarmen have ended a five-year wait for a Cup title in the shorter version. They had last won a Cup title in 2017 when they were also crowned National Champions.
Oilers headed to this having made history, winning their maiden National Sevens Circuit title by beating their closest Challenger KCB in the semis.
The date against Kabras was their fourth Cup final this season with Kabras making their first Cup final since 2017’s Christie 7s.
Kabras came to this final hoping to end the season on a high and were banking on their impressive run in the Sevens finals that had seen them win all their last three appearances in the final(2016 Christie 7s, 2017 Sepetuka 7s and 2017 Christie 7s.
Kabras impressive start
Max Adaka charges started off impressively with Kenya Simbas star Jone Kubu selling a dummy to slice through the defence to score the first try of the match. Barry Robinson converted for a 7-0 lead.
Kabras were at it again with Patrick Lumumba scoring their second try for the side to lead 12-0.
Oilers pulled back with a converted try after Beldad Ogeta split Kabras defence to score between the post for an easy converted try.
In the final half, Kabras Malik Habil set up Brian Tanga who dotted the third try that Robinson converted for a 19-7 lead.
Kabras held on to win their first 7s Cup title since 2017.
Outing National 7s and Kakamega 7s Champions KCB Rugby sealed the second spot in the circuit after defeating Strathmore Leos 21-14 to claim Kakamega 7s bronze. Mike Kimwele bagged a brace of tries with Andrew Amonde getting one try. All the three tries were converted.
Strathmore Leos who will get a podium finish in this campaign managed two converted tries through Brunson Madigu and Andrew Matoka.
2019 Kakamega 7s finalists Homeboyz finished fifth in the competition defeating Nakuru RFC 24-5 in the playoffs.
Daystar Falcons won the Challenge Trophy beating Blak Blad 14-12 while Vihiga Granites won the 13th place beating hosts 10-5.
Kakamega 7s Day two results
Nondies 21-5 Kisumu RFC
Daystar Falcons 14-12 Western Bulls
Blak Blad 26-7 Vihiga Granites
Kenya Harlequin 33-7 Kabarak University
Kakamega 7s Cup quarters
Menengai Oilers 33-5 Catholic Monks
KCB Rugby 27-7 Homeboyz
Strathmore Leos 19-7 MMUST Rugby Club
Nakuru RFC 19-22 Kabras RFC
13th place semis
Kisumu RFC 0-36 Western Bulls
Vihiga Granites 19-14 Kabarak University
Challenge Trophy semis
Nondies 20-22 Daystar Falcons
Blak Blad 17-0 Kenya Harlequin
5th place semis
Catholic Monks 5-19 Homeboyz
MMUST Rugby Club 7-22 Nakuru RFC
Kakamega 7s Cup semis
KCB Rugby 12-17 Menengai Oilers
Strathmore Leos 10-14 Kabras RFC
Western Bulls 5-10 Vihiga Granites
Daystar Falcons 14-12 Blak Blad
Fifth place playoffs
Homeboyz 19-5 Nakuru RFC
KCB Rugby 21-14 Strathmore Leos
Kakamega 7s Cup final
Menengai Oilers 7-19 Kabras RFC