KCB rugby defeated Mean Machine 49-5, effectively relegating them from the Kenya Cup in a match played at Uon Grounds.
After being tied on 14 points and having drawn in the regular season, Mean Machine and Catholic Monks’ final standing in the league table it to be determined by their respective point differentials.
Machine end the season with a point differential of -292, while Catholic Monks, who lost 26-12 to Nakuru in their final game of the season, finish with a point differential of -194.
KCB early exploits
The bankers were determined to return to winning form and put pressure on the leaders, Kabras RFC, who had a challenging match against Menengai Oilers at home.
KCB started strongly, with Isaac Njoroge scoring a try that was successfully converted for a 7-0 lead. Mean Machine responded with an unconverted try, but KCB quickly pulled ahead again with another seven-pointer. They continued to dominate, scoring tries through Martin Owila and captain Curtis Lilako to take a commanding 28-5 lead.
In the second half, KCB continued to extend their lead with a try from Jacob Ojee, which was converted by Darwin Mukidza, who maintained his 100% conversion rate from the first half. Owila added another try to his name, and the conversion put KCB ahead 42-5.
Peter Kilonzo then sealed KCB’s victory with a try, which was converted for a final score of 49-5. The win was a significant boost for KCB and put them in a strong position to challenge for the Kenya Cup title.
KCB Rugby vs Mean Machine squad
1. Oscar Simiyu 2. Griffin Musila 3. Curtis Lilako 4. Martin Owila 5. Davis Chenge 6. Steve Wamai 7. Peter Waitere 8. Bramwel Kilwake 9. Samuel Asati 10. Brian Wahinya 11. Michael Kimwele 12. Bob Muhati 13. Peter Kilonzo 14. Isaac Njoroge 15. Darwin Mukidza
16. Wilfred Waswa 17. TJ Okidia 18. Derrick Juma 19. Elvis Olukusi 20. Andrew Amonde 21. Ishmael Gorio 22. Smith Muhoya 23. Elphas Adunga