KCB Rugby are the Christie 7s Champions after beating outing champs Strathmore Leos 17-12 in a hotly contested final played at RFUEA Grounds.
The Strathmore Leos, making their first appearance in the final since 2022, were determined to defend the trophy they had clinched in the previous season by triumphing over the Bankers with a score of 15-10.
KCB Rugby record
Meanwhile, the KCB team were making their second appearance in the final of the season, aiming to narrow the gap between and Kabras RFC.
They approached the match with an impeccable record against the students, having secured a dominant 40-0 win during their group-stage encounter on Saturday.
The Strathmore Leos commenced the game with fervour, capitalizing on their strong start to secure an early lead as Gabriel Ayimba managed to breach the defence and score a try at the corner, earning them five points on the scoreboard.
In response, KCB rugby swiftly retaliated, as Brian Wahinya executed a centre-post try and successfully converted it, garnering seven points and igniting the jubilation of their supporters.
Building upon their momentum, the Bankers extended their advantage as Festus Shiasi contributed a try, propelling them to a 12-5 lead.
In the second half, Leos tried to bring their A-game but struggled to break KCB’s defence. KCB managed to land a try via Vincent Onyala.
Leos scored in the last minute of the game but it was KCB who won 17-12. They retain the second spot and close the gap to two points.
Kabras finish 3rd in Christie 7s
Kabras RFC maintained their position at the summit of the National 7s Circuit standings by securing a 19-12 victory over Nakuru RFC, clinching the third-place finish. The Sugarmen entered halftime with a 14-7 advantage, courtesy of two tries by Lamec Ambetsa.
In the initial scoring play, Barry Robinson executed a precise cross-kick that found its mark in Ambetsa on the left wing, resulting in the opening try. The conversion was successful, granting Kabras a 7-0 lead.
Nakuru RFC responded promptly as Javan Otieno contributed a try of their own, followed by a successful conversion, levelling the scores at 7-7.
Kabras regained the lead in the first half, with Ambetsa showcasing his attacking prowess by evading the defense and scoring a centre-post try. The subsequent conversion extended their lead to 14-7 at halftime.
The second half saw Nakuru narrowing the deficit, with Habakkuk Ouma crossing the try line. However, the conversion attempt failed to find its mark.
A fortuitous bounce of the ball played into Kabras’ favour once more, allowing Ambetsa to seize possession and dash to the corner for his third try of the match, securing a 19-12 lead.
Kabras demonstrated resilience and held their ground, ultimately emerging victorious in the contest.
In the fifth-place match, Mwamba emerged triumphant by defeating Kenya Harlequin 14-7. Meanwhile, Homeboyz secured the ninth spot, and Kisumu concluded their campaign in the 13th position.
Christie 7s final results
MATCH TIME CATEGORY FIXTURE RESULT
25 TBC Challenge QF MMUST 19-35 Homeboyz
26 TBC Challenge QF Nondies 19-14 Kisumu RFC
27 TBC Challenge QF Daystar Falcons 43-14 Impala
28 TBC Challenge QF Catholic Monks 10-0 Sigalagala
29 TBC Cup QF Kabras RFC 21-14 Kenya Harlequin
30 TBC Cup QF D1 v C2 Menengai Oilers 5-12 Strathmore Leos
31 TBC Cup QF B1 v A2 Blak Blad 7-12 Nakuru RFC
32 TBC Cup QF KCB Rugby 24-5 Mwamba
33 TBC 13th Place Semi MMUST 7-17 Kisumu
34 TBC 13th Place Semi Loser Impala 0-12 Sigalagala
35 TBC Challenge Semi Homeboyz 26-19 Nondies
36 TBC Challenge Semi Daystar Falcons 7-10 Catholic Monks
37 TBC 5th Place Semi Kenya Harlequin 14-12 Menengai Oilers
38 TBC 5th Place Semi Blak Blad 10-24 Mwamba
39 TBC Cup Semi Kabras RFC 5-7 Strathmore Leos
40 TBC Cup Semi Nakuru RFC 7-33 KCB
41 TBC 13th Place Final Kisumu 32-5 Sigalagala
42 TBC Challenge Final Homeboyz 21-12 Catholic Monks
43 TBC 5th Place Final Kenya Harlequin 7-14 Mwamba
44 TBC 3rd Place Playoff Kabras 19-12 Nakuru
TBC Div 2 Final
TBC Women’s Final
45 TBC Cup Final Strathmore Leos vs KCB