Du Plessis unbowed despite looming tricky test against Quins


Du Plessis unbowed despite looming tricky test against Quins
Kabras Sugar RFC coach Henley Du Plessis instructs his charges against Blak Blad RFC during their Kenya Cup match played at Kenyatta University ground on November 24, 2018. Kabras Sugar RFC won 37-10. Photo/Stafford Ondego/Sportpicha/Citizen

In Summary

  • Kabras head coach Henley Du Plessis expects a tough encounter when his side takes on Kenya Harlequins now coached by his predecessor Charles Cardovillis in a Kenya Cup tie next weekend at the RFUEA grounds.
  • Mwamba were crushed 46-15 and Wambua maintains that the officiating played a part. He has however vowed to stick to his game plan when they face Blaq Blad in their next match.
  • Kenya Cup takes a break this weekend to pave way for Enterprise Cup.

Kabras head coach Henley Du Plessis expects a tough encounter when his side takes on Kenya Harlequins now coached by his predecessor Charles Cardovillis in a Kenya Cup tie next weekend at the RFUEA grounds.

The western based side thrashed Mwamba RFC 46-15 at the Kakamega showground on Sunday, and the South African tactician says he’ll have to tinker with his game plan a little bit so as to knock the wind off the Cardovillis coached team.

“We’re expecting a tough one since Quins are coached by my predecessor Cardovillis, who I think knows the tactics of some players which is a challenge for us, but we will work hard for the next two weeks for the clash,” he said.

Kabras tops the Kenya Cup table with maximum points after winning all their eight matches with Du Plessis charging that they’ll stick to their game plan.

“For us we’re taking each game at a time, building on good structures that we are currently having plus a good bunch of players who can deliver good results as the season continues.”

Plessis is also concerned with the team lapse in concentration in the second half after his side gave away pockets of spaces against Impala Saracens two weeks ago.

“In the second half we lost concentration; not completing our take-ons and I think a lot of substitutions made us lose too.”

According to Henley, the major goal this term is to reach the playoffs and bag the cherished Kenya Cup title.

“We don’t want a repeat of last year when we lost in the finals to KCB. Our main aim is to reach the playoffs and win the Cup.”

Johnstone Mungau (with ball) of Kabras Sugar RFC is tackled by Collins Onyango of Topfry Nakuru RFC during their Kenya Cup match at the Kakamega showgrounds in Kakamega county on December 09, 2017. Kabras Sugar RFC won 30-09. Photo/Stafford Ondego/www.sportpicha.com
Kabras Sugar RFC coach Henley Du Plessis instructs his charges against Blak Blad RFC during their Kenya Cup match played at Kenyatta University ground on November 24, 2018. Kabras Sugar RFC won 37-10. Photo/Stafford Ondego/Sportpicha/Citizen

Meanwhile, Mwamba RFC head coach Kevin Wambua has taken issue with “poor officiating” in their weekend defeat to high-flying Kabras.

Mwamba were crushed 46-15 and Wambua maintains that the officiating played a part. He has however vowed to stick to his game plan when they face Blaq Blad in their next match.

“For us we will just regroup again with a target of reaching the finals. We will treat our  match against Blaq Blad the same way we treated  Kabras,”he reckoned.

Kenya Cup takes a break this weekend to pave way for Enterprise Cup.

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