It’s a Homeboyz party at Kabeberi Sevens


Homeboyz RFC celebrate their Prinsloo 7s title triumph. PHOTO/Courtesy
(FILE)Homeboyz RFC celebrate their Prinsloo 7s title triumph. PHOTO/Courtesy

In Summary

  • National Sevens Circuit leaders Homeboyz RFC kicked off their Kabeberi 7s campaign with a convincing 22-7 rout over Strathmore Leos in a Pool A fixture played at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on Saturday.
  • In the ladies category, Homeboyz beat Impala 20-7 to lift the title.
  • It is the third consecutive time the Homeboyz ladies team are being crowned the champions of the.

National Sevens Circuit leaders Homeboyz RFC kicked off their Kabeberi 7s campaign with a convincing 22-7 rout over Strathmore Leos in a Pool A fixture played at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on Saturday.

The ‘Deejays’  scored four tries with Lugonzo converting one  to see off the campus boys.

In another tantalizing fixture played at the same venue, Nakuru RFC edged rivals Menengai Oilers by one converted try, scored by Shujaa winger Nelson Oyoo in the dying minutes of the game.

Kababeri 7s defending champions Impala Saracens were held to a 7-7 all draw by Kenyatta University side Blak Blad.

Eric Kerr scored for Impala with Mark Kwemoi’s converting for a 7-0 lead.

In the second-half, Blad responded with a try for Brian Wahinya to easily convert to deny the defending champions a winning start.

Hosts Mwamba beat Kisumu RFC 24-0; their four tries and two conversions ensuring the hosts were on the driving seat.

In Pool C, Kisii hit fast rising MMUST 31-0 while KCB scored three tries to beat Kenya Harlequins 17-10 in their final Pool C match.

Kabras failed to pick maximum points from Mean Machine as they were held to a 7-7 draw in a Pool D fixture.

Utility back Aluda Beda’s converted try saw the side lead 7-0 but Valentine Odoyo’s cancelled with a converted try to make the scores even.

In the ladies category, Homeboyz beat Impala 20-7 to lift the title.

Kenya Lionesses speedy winger Linet Moraa was first on the scoreboard as she landed Homeboyz’s first try with Moraa failing to convert.

The Deejays held onto the lead but Impala put up a spirited team fight at the stroke of half time for Christabel Tata to score a beauty of a try and Anne Koki added the extras.

In the second half, Homeboyz restructured to score three quick unconverted tries through Sophia Ayieta, Leah Njogu and Eunice Momanyi, handing them a 20-7 convincing win.

Enroute to the final,  Homeboyz beat Shamas  27-7 as Impala saw off Northern Suburbs 22-7 at the semis.

This is the third consecutive time the Homeboyz ladies team are being crowned the champions of the.

Summarised Scores

Homeboyz 22-7 Strathmore

Nakuru 7-0 Oilers

Impala 7-7 Blad

Mwamba 24-0 Kisumu

Kisii 31-0 MMUST

KCB 17-10 Quins

Kabras 7-7 Machine

 

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Story By Benson Mbare
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