Kenya Harlequin recorded their first win of the season following a 45-20 win over Mean Machine in a match played at the RFUEA Grounds in Nairobi.
Paul Murunga’s charges had not tasted a win this season and were seeking to outshine Mean Machine to make a statement. Their opponents on the other hand had lost all their openers but managed a draw last weekend.
Brian Waraba opened the scores with a five-pointer to put Quins in the lead. Cornelius Mokoro added the extras.
Speedster Dennis Nyongesa went in flying in the 18th minute of the game to secure five more points for the hosts. This time the conversion attempt was unsuccessful.
Harlequins made a mistake that saw Machine bag three points, which were their first ones of the match.
On bagging three points,Machine were powered, and David Opogo went over the whitewash with Machine’s first try.
Brian Mutua was set up by his teammates to score another try for the students. This time Bruce Odhiambo added the extras. The first half ended with a try from Sheldon Kati that put the hosts ahead with a score of 17-15.
In the first minutes of the last half, Quins surprised Mean Machine with two converted tries from Wilhite Mususi and Dominic Osino. Cornelius Mokoro successfully converted.
Machine would then hit back successfully with unconverted from Ben Mwangi and Victor Mwangi.
Lucky Dewald then scored for Quins with an unconverted try. More tries followed from the hosts and visitors with the likes of Melvin Thairu and Michael Osando registering their name.
James Oluoch, David Opogo and Paul Nyoero also scored for Mean Machine.
Mean Machine will face off with their fellow students MMUST in their opening game of the year while their day’s opponents will take on Catholic Monks.