Reigning Kenya Cup champions Kabras RFC secured a 57-0 bonus-point victory over Homeboyz in a rescheduled match held at the Kakamega Showground, which helped them to close the gap with league leaders KCB Rugby to a single point.
This win also extended their winning streak to seven matches, and moved them up to second place on the league standings.
Kabras RFC first half exploits
Kabras RFC started the game with intensity and determination, scoring four tries within the first 40 minutes, earning them a bonus point.
Kenyan International lock, Brian Juma, got the scoring started with a try that was converted by Ntabeni Dukisa, putting Kabras ahead by 7-0 over Homeboyz early in the match.
Minutes after Juma’s try, his second row partner David Bunduki also scored a try, with Dukisa converting it as well, increasing Kabras’ lead to 14-0.
Kabras RFC continued to dominate the match, scoring another try when Jone Kubu, who was making his first start of the season, outsmarted Homeboyz defense with a dummy and then danced his way through to score the third try and his first of the season. Dukisa’s accuracy in converting the tries helped Kabras to maintain a commanding lead of 21-0.
Bunduki, added another try to his tally, earning Kabras their much-needed bonus point. The fourth try of the game was converted by Dukisa, taking the score to 28-0 in favor of Kabras.
Trio grab doubles
Hooker Eugene Sifuna opened up the scoring in the second half by touching down off a rolling maul, adding five more points to Kabras’ tally.
Midseason acquisition Lameck Ambetsa opened his scoring account with the club as he scored the sixth try of the match for Kabras, increasing their lead to 38-0, after another missed conversion attempt.
Sifuna returned to the scoresheet with his second try of the game, which was converted by Jone Kubu, increasing Kabras’ lead to 45-0 just before the hour mark.
Juma joined his teammates Sifuna and Bunduki on the double-scorers list as he scored his second try of the day. A conversion by Jone Kubu resulted in Kabras leading 52-0.
The hosts closed in on the 60-point mark when the club captain George Nyambua scored the ninth try off a counter attack. Kubu failed to add the extras and it ended up being the last action of the match.
With a 57-0 win, Kabras RFC now have 34 points and shift focus on their clash against Mwamba while Homeboyz set to host struggling MMUST Rugby.
Kabras RFC vs Homeboyz squad
1.Hillary Mwanjilwa 2.Eugene Sifuna 3.Asuman Mugerwa 4.Brian Juma 5.David Bunduki 6.George Nyambua(C) 7.Daniel Sikuta 8.Elphas Emong 9.Daniel Angwech 10.Ntabeni Dukisa 11.Lameck Ambetsa 12.Walter Okoth 13.Mathias Osimbo 14.Paul Abuto 15.Jone Kubu
16.Geoffrey Shitambasi 17.Joseph Odero 18.Emmanuel Otieno 19.Shem Joseph 20.Biden Hayo 21.Barry Robinson 22.Malika Habil 23.Alfred Orege
Homeboyz vs Kabras squad
1.Ezekiel Owiti, 2. Mike Munene, 3. Abel Matanda, 4. Roy Wesonga, 5. Anthony Roshan, 6. Stanley Isogol, 7. Philbert Mwanzo, 8. Tom Maina, 9.Kelvin Masai, 10.Martin Juma, 11.Jan Remke 12.Zeden Marrow, 13.Brian Mutugi 14. Brighton Bakasa 15. Byran Juma16. Lenox Odiara, 17. Elfas Etemesi 18. Dalton Simiyu, 19. Patrick Mwakina 20. Charles Omulaka, 21.Amon Wamalwa, 22. Collins Shikoli 23. Ramadhan Masete