Superb Kangaru hit St. Paul to retain rugby title


Superb Kangaru hit St. Paul to retain rugby title
Kangaru School rugby sevens team in action. On Saturday they successfully defended their Embu County crown for the tenth year in a row after beating St Paul's Kevote 17-5 in an entertaining final played at the Nyangwa grounds.PHOTO/Kenerickson Njeru/Citizen

In Summary

  • Kangaru School rugby sevens team successfully defended their Embu County crown for the tenth year in a row on Saturday after beating St Paul's Kevote 17-5 in an entertaining final played at the Nyangwa grounds.
  • Hundreds of fans who thronged the venue were treated to entertaining rugby but it was the experienced Kangaru who prevailed, extending their dominance in the sport.
  • Kangaru head coach, Benson Mwenda, in a post match interview, said that he is proud of his charges.

Kangaru School rugby sevens team successfully defended their Embu County crown for the tenth year in a row on Saturday after beating St Paul’s Kevote 17-5 in an entertaining final played at the Nyangwa grounds.

Hundreds of fans who thronged the venue were treated to entertaining rugby but it was the experienced Kangaru who prevailed, extending their dominance in the sport.

Kangaru head coach, Benson Mwenda, in a post match interview, said that he is proud of his charges.

“The boys played according to my plan although our opponents played a defensive game stopping us from scoring many tries,” Mwenda observed.

Morris Kariuki, Brian Ngondi and Lincoln Ngagi scored Kangaru’s tries with Njagi converting his try against Victor Murimi’s unconverted try.

“Our main challenge was the weather, we have been playing under cold conditions unlike Nyangwa’s hot weather,”Mwenda added.

He went on: “We have adopted to the weather conditions here which will be a plus for us in the regional games to be played in Kitui where the weather is the same as here.”

Mwenda added that their aim is to go all the way and earn a ticket to this year’s East Africa Secondary School Games set for Rwanda in August.

On the other hand,  St Paul’s Kevote head coach Abraham Musembi said his team was tensed against the favourites.

“My boys were unlucky today but we gave them a tough match. Our target is now the regional secondary school games and later the nationals,”Musembi said.

On their way to the finals, Musembi’s charges narrowly defeated hosts Nyangwa Boys 12-10.

“We have to go back to the basics and train more on knock-ons and how to escape forward play. ”

By virtue of finishing first and second  respectively, both teams qualified for the regional secondary school game set for June 13-16 in Kitui.

Collated Results

Netball

Mbuinjeru Secondary School 59-16 Kangaru Girls (both qualifies for the regionals)

Rugby sevens

Kangaru School 17-5 St Paul’s Kevote(both qualified for the regions)

Soccer Under 19 boys

Siakago boys 1-0 Kegonge boys (both qualifies for the regionals)

Soccer Under -16 boys

Siakago Boys qualified in a round robin league

Soccer Under 19 girls

Mbuinjeru 1-0 Kisilu (both qualifies for the regionals)

Soccer Under- 16 girls

Kiriari Girls qualified in a round robin league.

Volleyball boys

Kyenire Secondary School 3-0 St Mary’s Gataka Secondary school (both qualified for the regionals)

Volleyball girls

St Mary’s Gataka 3-2 Siakago Girls (both qualifies for the regionals)

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