Unbeaten Nondies shock Oilers for a rare final in Tisap 7s

Nondies players during the Dala 7s. PHOTO /Dave Mwaura

Nondies secured their spot in the Tisap 7s final by upsetting defending champions Menengai Oilers at Eldoret Sport Club.

This surprising 10-7 victory also meant that the Oilers surrendered their chances of retaining the overall title for this season.

Tisap 7s final pairings

The Rangers, making a rare appearance in the final, will face Strathmore Leos’ on Sunday evening.

In the opening minutes, Nondies had possession of the ball, but an errant pass took an unexpected bounce, allowing Clinton Odhiambo to seize the opportunity and score the opening try.

The Oilers found themselves down to five players after receiving consecutive yellow cards, and Nondies capitalized on this advantage to score in the left corner.

Despite their numerical disadvantage, the Oilers managed to avoid conceding another try.

In the second half, Nondies capitalized on a kick to score a try, taking a 10-7 lead, which they held onto for the victory.

Strathmore Leos receive Embu 7s Trophy. Photo Courtesy/Embu 7s
Strathmore Leos receive Embu 7s Trophy. Photo Courtesy/Embu 7s

In second semifinal match, Strathmore Leos secured edged Mwamba 8-5 to reach the second consecutive final this season

Leos had a first-half lead with a try by Collins Maina, as he landed the ball in the left corner for a 5-0 advantage.

They maintained their slim lead until late in the second half when they scored again through Greg Otieno scored at the same spot, levelling the score at 5-5.

The students managed to secure a late penalty, and Arnold Muita chose to kick for three points, giving his team a narrow lead. They won a match after Mwamba’s last attempt was thwarted with a forward pass.

In the fifth-place semifinals, Kabras RFC and KCB Rugby are set to compete for the top positions in the standings. Kabras defeated Blak Blad 38-12, while KCB overcame Kisumu RFC with a score of 29-7.

The ninth-place final will feature Kenya Harlequin against Nakuru FC, while Homeboyz will face off against UoE Trojans

Tisap 7s day two

Challenge Trophy

Homeboyz 0-10 MMUST

Nakuru 21-14 Daystar

Monks 17-0 Mombasa

Kenya Harlequin 45-0 UoE Trojans

Cup quarters

KCB Rugby 5-10 Menengai Oilers

Nondies 10-7 Kisumu

Strathmore Leos 26-0 Blak Blad

Kabras RFC 5-19 Mwamba

13th place semis

Homeboyz 14-10 Daystar Falcons

Mombasa 10-15 UoE Trojans

Challenge Semis

MMUST 19-24 Nakuru

Monks 7-26 Kenya Harlequins

Fifth place semis

KCB 29-7 Kisumu

Blak blad 12-38 Kabras


Menengai Oilers 7-10 Nondies

Strathmore Leos 8-5 Mwamba

13th place

Homeboyz vs UoE Trojans

Ninth place

Nakuru RFC vs Kenya Harlequin

Fifth place

KCB Rugby vs Kabras RFC

Third place

Menengai Oilers vs Mwamba


Nondies vs Strathmore Leos

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