Homeboyz, Mwamba reach Christie Sevens quarters


Chris Asego (left) of Mwamba RFC tackle Kevin Keegan of Harlequins RFC during their Kenya ...
Chris Asego (left) of Mwamba RFC tackle Kevin Keegan of Harlequins RFC during their Kenya Cup match at Railways Club in Nairobi, Kenya on March 12, 2016. Mwamba will be seeking to clinch the National Sevens Series title when action get underway. Photo/Oliver Ananda/www.Sportpicha.com

In Summary

  • The national rugby sevens circuit leaders Homeboyz RFC and rivals Mwamba RFC sailed through to the Christie 7s Cup quarters after bagging wins at the final leg at the RFUEA Grounds
  • Homeboyz thrashed merged invited side Blue Bulls and Tuks 26-7 and Menengai Oilers 21-0 while Mwamba saw off Narvskaya 38-12 and Mean Machine 31-12

The national rugby sevens circuit leaders Homeboyz RFC and rivals Mwamba RFC sailed through to the Christie Cup quarters after bagging wins at the final leg at the RFUEA Grounds.

Homeboyz thrashed merged invited side Blue Bulls and Tuks 26-7 and Menengai Oilers 21-0 while Mwamba saw off Narvskaya 38-12 and Mean Machine 31-12.

In the first match, Kabras gave away a 5-0 halftime lead and allowed Russian side Narvskaya Zastava to score twice in the closing half for a 12-10 win.

Both sides now find themslves in a tricky position needing a win in their final group games to reach the main cup finals.

Driftwood champions Nakuru suffered a 40-5 shocking defeat to invited side Blue Bulls & TUK combined.

Hosts Kenya Harlequins were denied a second win after they were edged 19-17 by Uganda’s Emerging 7s.

Herman Humwa and Cyprian Kuto scored for the side but they fell short after Timothy Kisiga and Haruna Mohammed scored for their side.

Homeboyz picked the second win of the day after a 21-0 over Championship side Menengai Oilers.

The Deejays scored one try in the opening half and added two more in the closing half which were all converted.

With this win Homeboyz will be seeking to go a step further than the cup quarterfinals to add to their already 100 accumulated points and hopefully scoop the circuit silverware.

Following closely are Mwamba at 92 points and will need composure,discipline and luck at the same time as they seek to win their first sevens silverware in over a decade.

For the Deejays to be crowned this years Sevens champions they only need a main cup semi-finals qualification and hope Mwamba and KCB falter.

On the other hand “Kulabu” will need a Cup final appearance and hope Homeboyz falter at the cup quarterfinals tomorrow at RFUEA Grounds.

Other matches of the day saw Kenya Cup champions and strong title contenders KCB edge newly promoted Strathmore Leo’s 17-14.

Impala registered the first win of the tournament after beating Nothern Suburbs 28-7 while Nondies failed 33-12 to Strathmore Leos while KCB trashed Kisii 17-0.

The Cup quarterfinals pairings will be announced soon after the conclusion of the third round of the round robin group game’s.

Results:

Round One:

Kabras 12-10 Mean Machine

Mwamba 38-12 Narvskaya Zastava

Nakuru 24-12 Oilers

Homeboyz 26-7 Blue Bulls & TUKs

Kenya Harlequins 48-0 Northern Suburbs

Impala 5-5 Emerging Uganda 7s

Nondies 36-5 Kisii

KCB 17-14 Strathmore

Round Two:

Kabras Sugar 12 Mean Machine 10

Mwamba 38 Narvskaya Zastava 12

Nakuru 38 Menengai Oilers 12

Homeboyz 26 Blue Bulls 7

Kenya Harlequin 48 Northern Suburbs Cubs 0

Impala 5 Emerging Uganda 5

Nondies 36 Kisii 5

KCB 17 Kisii 0

Kabras 10 Narvskaya 12

Mwamba 31 Machine 12

Homeboyz 21 Menengai Oilers 0

Nakuru 5 Blue Bulls 40

Quins 17 Emerging Uganda 19

Cubs 7 Impala 28

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Story By Benson Mbare
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