Nakuru RFC edge Mwamba to take Driftwood Sevens


Philip Owour of Top Fry Nakuru RFC tackle Jacob Okumba of Kabras Sugar RFC during ...
(FILE)Philip Owour of Top Fry Nakuru RFC tackle Jacob Okumba of Kabras Sugar 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.

In Summary

  • Top Fry Nakuru RFC are the 2018 Driftwood Sevens champions after beating Mwamba RFC 12-7 in the Main Cup finals played at the Mombasa Sports Club on Sunday
  • A quick run from Donald Oluoch gave the Kabeberi sevens finalists a lead converting it to make it 7-0 for the Wanyores

Top Fry Nakuru RFC are the 2018 Driftwood Sevens champions after beating Mwamba RFC 12-7 in the Main Cup finals played at the Mombasa Sports Club on Sunday.

A quick run from Donald Oluoch gave the Kabeberi sevens finalists a lead converting it to make it 7-0 for the Wanyores.

It was a tight contest in the first half but Collins Injera, crowned Driftwood Sevens MVP, had a plan for Mwamba RFC scoring a try in the second half with the leg’s top try scorer Daniel Taabu converting it.

The game ended 7-7 at full time heading to sudden death with Shujaa’s regular Nelson Oyoo scoring the all important try to give Nakuru RFC the victory.

On their way to the finals Nakuru narrowly beat KCB 12-10 while Mwamba defeated defending Driftwood Sevens Champions Homeboyz 34-21.

According to Nakuru’s head coach Mitch Ocholla says they are taking each game at a time looking forward to better their results in the standings.

“It’s a nice feeling being the champions now we are going to the drawing board to make sure we reduce the gap between us and the current circuit champions.”

He added that to them is all about hard work and heading to Dala Sevens they are looking for a win to enable them win the overall title.

Mwamba RFC head coach Kevin Wambua believes that the match was tough although the referee never called some 50-50 calls which made their opponents take advantage scoring the last try of the game.

“The boys have to rest and go back to the drawing board so that we can see where we went wrong and rectify it ahead of Dala Sevens.” Lionesses coach added.

Wambua went ahead to say that being in three finals in the last four rounds shows the hard work of his charges.

The bankers finished third after defeating the circuit champions Homeboyz 14-5, Nondies finished fifth after outclassing Kabras Sugar 22-0 while Kenya Harlequins won the Challenge trophy defeating Impala Saracens 15-7

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