Homeboyz, Kabras cruise as KCB stumble at Great Rift 10s


Samuel Smurf Guregi of Menegai oliers (far right) attempts to break away from the watch ...
(FILE)Samuel 'Smurf' Guregi of Menengai Oilers (far right) attempts to break away from the watch of his opponents during Kabeberi Sevens at the KRFU grounds in Nairobi

In Summary

  • Menengai Cream Homeboyz and Kabras Sugar RFC have secured their Top Fry Great Rift 10s quarter-final tickets after winning both their opening two fixtures on Saturday
  • Coach Paul Murunga's Homeboyz blew away Mount Kenya University 46-0 in their preliminary round opener before dispatching Makueni RFC 43-0 to book their last 8 slot

Menengai Cream Homeboyz and Kabras Sugar RFC have secured their Top Fry Great Rift 10s quarter-final tickets after winning both their opening two fixtures on Saturday.

Coach Paul Murunga’s Homeboyz blew away Mount Kenya University 46-0 in their preliminary round opener before dispatching Makueni RFC 43-0 to book their last 8 slot.

Kenya Cup finalists Kabras claimed 40-0 and 43-0 MKU Thika and Makueni RFC respectively to punch their quarters ticket and will face Homeboyz on Sunday in a clash that will determine the Group A winner.

Nationwide side Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology (MMUST) delivered the upset of the opening round when they defeated Kenya Cup champions 22-0.

The result means KCB have all to play for when they tackle Kenya Harlequins for their third group match having won their opener against Mean Machine.

Harlequins were 12-5 winners over the Varsity side, meaning three out four teams in Pool C have at least one win ahead of the final group matches.

Nondescripts RFC edged out Blak Blad 10-7 in a hotly contested game with burly winger Eric Gitau scoring the winning try to book his side’s quarters qualification.

Another homeside team and tournament’s favourites Menengai Oilers beat Mwamba 26-5 in a pool B match at the Nakuru Athletic Club.

Oilers got onto the score sheet courtesy of tries by Derrick Mbaire,Peter Wanjala, Amos Onyinkwa and Clinton Odhiambo.

Oilers went on to thrash Kenya Cup team Mwamba RFC 22-5 to seal their Cup quarter’s qualifications.

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