Cantona shines on debut as Kabras RFC pummel Homeboyz

Kabras in a scrum contest against Homeboyz. Photo Courtesy/ Joseph Likuyani for Kabras

Eric Cantona had a dream debut for Kabras RFC scoring a brace of tries and contributing eight conversions for a remarkable total of 26 points as 14 Sugarmen conquered the soggy conditions at Jamhuri Grounds, securing a dominant 71-6 victory over Homeboyz.

Kenyan international Brian Juma making his first appearance of the season and Lamec Ambetsa also grabbed two tries each as Kabras put 11 tries past the Deejays.

Kabras RFC opener 

Brian Juma Tonya, making a return, announced his comeback in style by scoring the opening try, which Cantona, in his debut for Kabras, converted for a 7-0 lead. Winger Lameck Ambetsa extended the lead with his fifth try of the season, and Cantona added the extras for a 12-0 advantage.

Kabras players in a past clash. Photo Courtesy/ Kabras media

Kabras players in a past clash. Photo Courtesy/ Kabras media

Cantona secured his first try in a Kabras jersey but missed the conversion. Moments later, Ambetsa returned to the scoresheet with his sixth try of the season, although Cantona couldn’t convert this time.


Juma completed his brace with a centre post try, converted by Cantona, taking the lead to 31-0. Kabras faced a temporary setback when Collins Indeche received a red card, allowing Homeboyz to pull back for a 31-3 score at halftime.

In the second half, Barry Robinson scored the opening try, converted by Cantona for a 38-3 lead. Captain of the day Eugene Sifuna turned his markers inside out for another try, and Cantona’s conversion extended the lead to 45-3.

Homeboyz managed the second penalty for six points, but Kabras responded emphatically. Cantona executed a crosskick to Griffin Chao, who then fed skipper George Nyambua, coming off the bench for a try that pushed Kabras into the 50s. It marked Nyambua’s sixth try of the season.

Cantona continued his outstanding performance, intercepting a pass and racing clear for his second try of the day, converting it as well.

Debutant Brian Mutua, facing his former side, scored a try, and Cantona converted for a 64-6 lead. Chao added the final try, converted by Cantona, sealing a comprehensive 71-6 win. With this victory, Kabras maintains their position at the top with 50 points in the Kenya Cup standings.

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