Mwamba, Kabras and Strathmore reach Prinsloo 7s quarters with match to spare

Strathmore Leos players in a past event. Photo Courtesy/Denis Acre-Half

Prinsloo 7s holders Menengai Oilers, Kabras RFC, KCB Rugby, Strathmore Leos and Mwamba have sailed through to the quarters of the competition with a match to spare.

Kabras have moved to six points after back-to-back wins. They defeated Western Bulls 31-7 in a Kakamega Derby to reach the third consecutive quarterfinal this season. To see off the Bulls, the Sugarmen landed five tries and converted three in the win.

Prinsloo 7s Pool A

Bulls have four points same as Kisumu RFC who picked their first win by beating Homeboyz 19-17. They will all be hoping to win their final match to reach the quarters.

In Pool B, Menengai Oilers have sailed to the quarters after picking their second win. They beat Catholic Monks 24-12 to move to six points. The Monks have four points following the loss as they had beaten Nondies in the opener. They will hope to win the final match to reach the last eight.

Hosts Nakuru RFC are staring at another quarterfinal miss after they drew 10-10 with Nondies. Following the draw, the two sides have three points each. They will need to win their final matches to boost their qualification chances.

KCB sail through to Prinsloo 7s quarters

KCB Rugby are also through to the last eight with a game to spare. They narrowly beat Blak Blad 19-14 to reach quarters. Three tries were enough to see Andrew Amonde’s charges go past stubborn Blak Blad.

Kenya Harlequin kept their quarterfinal hopes alive with a 26-12 win over MMUST. The win sees them move to five points in the pool while KCB are top with six points ahead of their face-off.

Blak Blad have three points in the pool while MMUST have two points. Blad can proceed to the quarters if they win over MMUST with a good margin and Quins lose to KCB.

In Pool D, Strathmore Leos and Mwamba have proceeded to the quarters following second-round wins. Kulabu beat Daystar Falcons 19-12 while Strathmore Leos defeated Zetech 24-12.

Prinsloo 7s

Day 1, Saturday 5 August 20231

1 920 Kisumu 12-14 Western Bulls

2 940 Kabras Sugar 21-19 Homeboyz
3 1000 Nondescript 14-19 Catholic Monks
4 1040 Menengai Oilers 5-0 Nakuru
5 1100 Kenya Harlequin 26-26 Blak Blad
6 1120 KCB Masinde 36-7 Muliro
7 1140 Mwamba 10-7 Zetech Oaks
8 1200 Strathmore Leos 24-10 Daystar Falcons

9 1210 Kisumu 17-7 Homeboyz
10 1230 Kabras Sugar 31-7 Western Bulls
11 1250 Nondescript 10-10 Nakuru
12 1310 Menengai Oilers 24-12 Catholic Monks
13 1330 Kenya Harlequin 26-12 Masinde Muliro
14 1350 KCB 19-14 Blak Blad
15 1410 Mwamba 19-12 Daystar Falcons
16 1430 Strathmore Leos 24-12 Zetech Oaks

17 1500 Homeboyz v Western Bulls
18 1520 Nakuru v Catholic Monks
19 1540 Masinde Muliro v Blak Blad
20 1600 Daystar Falcons v Zetech Oaks
21 1620 Kabras Sugar v Kisumu
22 1640 Menengai Oilers v Nondescript
23 1700 KCB v Kenya Harlequin
24 1720 Strathmore Leos v Mwamba

Day 2, Sunday 6 August 2023

25 920 Challenge QF A3 v B4
26 940 Challenge QF D3 v C4
27 1000 Challenge QF C3 v D4
28 1020 Challenge QF B3 v A4
29 1040 Cup QF A1 v B2
30 1100 Cup QF D1 v C2
31 1120 Cup QF C1 v D2
32 1140 Cup QF B1 v A2
33 1210 13th place semi Loser M25 v Loser M26
34 1230 13th place semi Loser M27 v Loser M28
35 1250 Challenge semi Winner M25 v Winner M26
36 1310 Challenge semi Winner M27 v Winner M28
37 1330 5th place semi Loser M29 v Loser M30
38 1350 5th place semi Loser M31 v Loser M32
39 1410 Cup semi Winner M29 v Winner M30
40 1430 Cup semi Winner M31 v Winner M32
41 1500 13th place final Winner M33 v Winner M34
42 1520 Challenge final Winner M35 v Winner M36
43 1600 5th place final Winner M37 v Winner M38
44 1620 3rd place playoff Loser M39 v Loser M40
1640 Division 2 final
45 1710 Cup final Winner M39 v Winner M40

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