Blak Blad topple MMUST in Kaimosi KUSA final
- Kenya Sevens halfback Brian Waihinya was named man of the match as Blak Blad saw off rivals Masinde Muliro University 31-21 in the KUSA sevens finals played in Kaimosi today
- Blak Blad scored five tries three converted against MMUST three converted tries to win their second silverware in a tow this season
Kenya Sevens halfback Brian Waihinya was named man of the match as Blak Blad saw off rivals Masinde Muliro University 31-21 in the KUSA sevens finals played in Kaimosi today.
Blak Blad scored five tries three converted against MMUST three converted tries to win their second silverware in a tow this season.
Prior to the final the two finalist had met three times Blak Blad with an upper hand with the latest win coming during the just concluded Technical University of Mombasa sevens leg.
MMUST on their part had won the first leg of the KUSA sevens in Nyeri at the Dedan Kimathi University leg while Blad won the TUM 7s.
With both team’s parading their best players for the finals the game lived to its expectations as the momouth crowd was entertained to some good rugby.
MMUST seeking to revenge the TUM 7s loss were unfortunate as they found themselves behind after Wahinya sliced through the MMUST defence to dummy th the swipper and score a beauty of a try at the left corner which was unconverted.
MMUST however were not going to let it slip on a silver platter as Skipper Samuel Mbeche set up Silvester Shirevo who scored at the centre of the posts which Timothy Mmasi easily converted for a 7-5 slim lead.
Just before the intervals MMUST striked again with a converted try for a 14-5 lead to send the local fans into a frenzy and the centre referee blowing his whistle indicating half time.
Soon after the MMUST kicked off the proceedings but Blad had scrumhalf Waihinya had other ideas collecting the ball deep in their own 22 yard to side step the charging MMUST defence to score his second try of the day.
Kelvin Gathu converted Waihinyas try to cut the deficit within one try but MMUST still leading 14-12 with only three minutes left.
Brian Kadenge and Steve Odhiambo scored to more quick try for Blad with Gathu converting both for a 26 -14 lead with Blad staging a comeback.
With the Michael Tank Otieno’s charges comfortably leading laxity checked in and they were soon punished for their wasted opportunities with Shirevo scoring his hatrick for MMUST scoreboard reading 26 -21in favour of Blad.
With a defeat looming Waihinya was at it again this time setting up Kelvin Gathu to score the all important try and win it for Blak Blad which was unconverted for a 31-21 hard fought win for Blak Blad.
Shirevo was awarded the the top try scorer of the Kaimosi leg for his try scoring prowess while Waihinya was the Most Valuable Player of the just concluded Kaimosi tournament.
From Kaimosi, action heads to Egerton in Njoro before climaxing with the final leg at the University of Nairobi.
2018 Kings of Rugby 7s Calendar
2nd June -3rd June – Dedan Kimathi University—MMUST wins.
16th June -17th June – Technical University of Mombasa—Blak Blad wins.
06th June –08St July – Kaimosi Friends- Blak Blad wins.
14th July – 15th July – Egerton University
28th July – 29th July – University of Nairobi
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