KCB return to the summit as Kenya Cup takes shape


George Nyambua (L) of KCB RFC tackle Ahmed Shaban as Adrian Opondo closes in during ...
George Nyambua (L) of KCB RFC tackle Ahmed Shaban as Adrian Opondo closes in during their Kenya Cup final match at KCB grounds, Ruaraka in Nairobi on March 24, 2018. KCB RFC won 29-24. Photo/Kelly Ayodi/Sportpicha

In Summary

  • Defending Champions KCB RFC returned to the top of Kenya Cup standings after demolishing Nondescripts 39-08 as the league resumed over the weekend after a three-month break because of the coronavirus pandemic.
  • With 20 points from four outings, the Bankers  leapfrogged Kabras Sugar who are now second on the log with 15 points with a game in hand.

Defending Champions KCB RFC returned to the top of Kenya Cup standings after demolishing Nondescripts 39-08 as the league resumed over the weekend after a three-month break because of the coronavirus pandemic.

With 20 points from four outings, the Bankers  leapfrogged Kabras Sugar who are now second on the log with 15 points with a game in hand.

Kabras who were not in league action entertained the national 15s team whom they edged 23-15 at the RFUEA grounds.

Meanwhile, Menengai Oilers who thumped varsity side MMUST 24-10 remained third on the standings after failing to earn a bonus point.

Nakuru based side Top Fry Nakuru sit fourth with nine points despite losing 23-15 at home against Mwamba RFC thus falling further behind in the race for a top-three finish.

On the other hand, Kenya Harlequins are tied with Top Fry Nakuru and are separated by goal difference after drawing 20-20 with Strathmore Leos. The Ngong road side has now played five matches; a win, a draw and three losses.

Another varsity side, Blak Blad are sixth on the log with seven points while Mwamba RFC are seventh after notching their first win this year when they beat Nakuru 23-15.

Western Based MMUST have dropped to position eighth on four points while Leos climbed to ninth after earning their first points this season.

Impala Saracens and Nondies sit at the bottom of the 11-team table.

Kenya Cup standings

1.KCB (4) 20

2.Kabras (3) 15

3.Oilers (4) 15

4.Nakuru (4) 9

5.Harlequin (5) 9

6.Blad (4) 7

7.Mwamba (3) 6

8.MMUST (4) 4

9. Leos (3) 2

10.Impala  (1) 1

11. Nondies (1) 0

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