Kabras, KCB maintain perfect Kenya Cup starts


Johnstone Mungau (with ball) of Kabras Sugar RFC is tackled by Collins Onyango of Topfry ...
J(FILE)ohnstone 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/Sportpicha

Kabras Sugar will head into the Kenya Cup festive break heads held high as they trounced Mombasa RFC 77-3 on Saturday to claim a fourth win in as many matches this season.

The Sugar Millers who are bidding to wrestle the Kenya Cup title back off KCB RFC had vowed to show no mercy to the newly promoted side and kept their word with a dominant display at the Mombasa Sports Club.

Mombasa, who were seeking a first win in the top flight will have more soul searching to do over the recess and will hope to usher in the New Year with better luck.

Kabras powerhouse Max Adaka led from the front after running over a few Mombasa defenders before diving over the whitewash to open the rout.

Hillary Odhiambo, Dominic Osino and Coleman added a try each with former Kenya Harlequins star Kevin Keegan adding the extras for the Charles Cardovillis-coached side.

Felix Ayange was not going to be left behind as he showed a clean pair of heels to score at the far corner while Coleman completed his brace with his try that converted by Keegan for 40-0 lead at halftime.

Kabras were not yet done even with their key flanker sent to the bin for a dangerous tackle as they scored six more tries with Keegan’s boots adding the extras for a massive 77-3 win.

Mombasa got on the score sheet with a penalty after a breakdown forcing Kabras to give away an easy penalty that Benjamin Asiyo converted.

In other games played across the country, defending champions KCB won 27-12 to hand Top fry Nakuru their third consecutive loss of the season.

KCB ran in four tries to bag a bonus and remain top in the Kenya Cup with Nick Ongeri bagged a brace with Jacob Ojee and Rocky Aguko crossing over as Darwin Mukidza converted the tries and slotted in a penalty.

Nakuru remains winless as the league takes Christmas break leaving them at a lowly 10th position of the 12 team Kenya cup log.

KCB and Kabras who registered a 100 percent first four rounds are currently tied at the top with 15 points each accumulated after four games.

Menengai Homeboyz who are in an equally fine form had to toil hard for a to hammer unrelenting and determined hosts Resolution Kisii RFC 27-21 in a tightly contested Kenya Cup encounter staged at Gusii Stadium.

Homeboyz managed four tries with Kenya international Leonard Mugaisi the chief tormenter as clinical Kisii showed great resilience and determination to scored three converted tries and consequently earned them their first point of the season.

Strathmore Leos bagged their first win of the season as they beat visiting Mwamba RFC 28-17 in the fourth round of the Kenya Cup.

Both teams had not won any game after losing crucial key points in their opening games at the beginning of the Kenya cup season.

Mwamba despite fielding legendary Humphrey Khayange had no option but to give in to the Leos demands as the 14 man hosts earned a well deserved victory.

Timothy Makiya bagged a brace of tries to guide Impala Saracens to a 17-12 win over Nondescripts in their Kenya Cup clash.

Nondies charged as they seemed stage a comeback but the strong Impala Saracens made sure they were not on the receiving end again to end the year with a victory.

Meanwhile in the last game of the day at the RFUEA grounds, hosts Kenya Harlequins registered another bonus point win following a 48-20 thumping of campus boys Blak Blad.

The Kenya cup takes a break for the festive season before it embarks on a an eight week of endless rugby bonanza with Kenya Harlequins travelling to Kakamega as they look to end Kabras perfct run.

It was a successful 2017 year of rugby despite a few hi cups with the fraternity loosing key players however the lovely game of Rugby stood strong.

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Story By Benson Mbare
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