Kabras big winners at Sepetuka Sevens


Brian Tanga charges at Impala during the Sepetuka Sevens Cup final at the Eldoret Sports ...
Brian Tanga charges at Impala during the Sepetuka Sevens Cup final at the Eldoret Sports Club on Sunday 1 October 2017. (PHOTO/COURTESY)

Kenya Cup side Kabras Sugar moved up second on the National Sevens Circuit following their 26-7 victory over Resolution Impala Saracens in the finals of the inaugural Sepetuka Sevens at the Eldoret Sports Club.

The Kakamega-based side was in clinical form as they swept aside the Kabeberi Sevens winners at the self-styled ‘Home of Champions’ to climb four places up the standings after bagging 22 points.

Impala inched a place up to third with 62 points after bagging 19 points as the series enters the penultimate round with the Dala Sevens in Kisumu.

Head Coach Charles Cardovillis bestowed his trust on the experienced Kenyan internationals Felix Ayange and Brian Tanga and they duly rewarded him for the faith as the duo played key part in downing Impala.

Hosts Menengai Cream maintained their five-point lead despite finishing third, two points ahead of Menengai Oilers who dropped a place down after their 17-12 play-off loss to the Deejays.

KCB RFC managed only a fifth place finish with a 25-10 win over Western Bulls while the Challenge Trophy went to Strathmore when they whipped Mean Machine 24-17 in a University Derby.

Impala Saracens thrashed Kakamega-based Western Bulls 15-0 in their first quarterfinal encounter to book a spot in the semifinal stage where they were set to meet hosts Homeboyz Rugby.

The game did not dissapoint,but a sinbin from Kenyan International Bush Mwale made sure Impala qualify for the Inagural Sepetuka finals at the expense of the hosts with a 26-19 win against the deejays.

On the hand another Kakamega-based team Kabras Sugar were too sweet for the Oilers in the cup semifinals encounter,where the Sugar Millers punished youthful side Oilers (38-0)in one sided game.

Kabras had earlier seen off close rivals Prinsloo Champions KCB rugby (15-12) in a closely contested encounter.

Upsets of day two of Sepetuka sevens action came from Mwamba RFC who despite showing signs of contesting for this year’s Sepetuka sevens succumbed to western Bulls (14-19) in the challenge trophy semis.

Bulls caused another upset by whipping a strong Nakuru rfc team 12-5 in the 5th place semifinals encounter Oilers however made it a normal routine by caning Kenya Harlequins 24-19 for a third time in a row in the national sevens circuit.

Wounded Kenya Cup side Nondie finally grabbed their first win of the tournament after seeing off lowly nationwide team Makueni RFC who were promoted prior to the Sepetuka round.

Daystar Falcons were promoted to Tier one in the upcoming Christies Sevens this coming weekend on the October 14th.This is after they thrashed Homeboyz 2 after sudden death 17-12.

-Report by Edwin Mbare 

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