KRU Championship: SC Pirates, Bulls, MMUST and Daystar win in week 9

South Coast Pirates players celebrate. Photo/South Coast Pirates
South Coast Pirates secured their seventh win of the KRU Championship season by defeating Kabarak University 17-7 in Nakuru, keeping their semi-final hopes alive.

The match began with the Pirates taking the lead through Akengo’s penalty kick, giving them a 3-0 advantage. However, Kabarak University responded with a try to take a 7-3 lead. Akengo then proved crucial for the Pirates, converting three more penalties to regain the lead at 12-7.

Collins Kabayo sealed the victory for Pirates with a try fifteen minutes before the end of the game, although they missed out on a crucial bonus point.


In an earlier match, Western Bulls clinched a thrilling 13-11 victory against Mean Machine at Kakamega Showground, enhancing their playoff aspirations.

The first half ended scoreless, but the intensity heightened in the second half.

Kenneth Omaset kicked a penalty to give Mean Machine a 3-0 lead, but Western Bulls responded strongly with tries from Gascoigne Muganzi and Efedha Emmanuel, putting them ahead 10-3.

Omaset and Allan Kasiti exchanged penalties, extending Bulls’ lead to 13-6. Despite a late try from James Oluoch for Mean Machine, Bulls held on for a narrow 13-11 victory.

Elsewhere, MMUST Rugby and Daystar extended their lead at the top of the table with impressive away wins moving to seven wins this season. MMUST defeated USIU 39-15, while Daystar beat UoE Trojans 38-8 in Eldoret.

Mombasa RFC secured a close 18-17 victory over JKUAT Cougars to round off the exciting weekend of Kenya Cup action.

KRU Championship results

Kabarak University 7-17 South Coast Pirates
UoE Trojans 8-38 Daystar Falcons
USIU Martials 15-39 Masinde Muliro
Western Bulls 13-11 Mean Machine-
Mombasa 18-17 JKUAT Cougars

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