Koyonzo Rugby 15s side braved the difficult weather conditions and edged Vihiga High School 5-0 to win the Western Region Prescott Cup in a match played at MMUST Grounds.
This was the fourth consecutive meeting between Koyonzo and Vihiga the previous three being in Western Region, National and East African rugby 7s finals with the Kakamega-based side winning all.
Koyonzo beat National Prescott Champs
As they faced off, Vihiga were seeking to defend the title they won in 2022 after beating Bungoma and went on to lift the National Prescott title.
In the match, the heavens opened immediately after the kick-off whistle. Vihiga went on to dominate in both halves but they were unlucky. Vihiga missed some penalty conversion attempts in both halves.
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Despite the dominance of Vihiga, Koyonzo Stormers managed to score the only try of the match thanks to Rodgers Alukwe who quickly reacted off a penalty and scored a beautiful try just beside the conversion post in the 2nd half but it was not converted making it a 5 point difference till the last whistle.
Koyonzo will represent the Western Region in the Nationals.
To reach the final Vihiga High School played Nambale in the first semi-finals and dominated in both halves scoring three converted tries in the first half.
They grabbed two more tries in the second half with one converted try and one converted penalty in the second half making it 36-0 in the finals scores.
On the other side, Koyonzo Stormers also dominated beating Kakamega High in the second semi-finals. Koyonzo scored two converted tries in the first half and 2 unconverted tries in the 2nd half making it 24-0.