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Mwamba don’t do enough against Kabras as sorry Quins are mauled by Lions

The Kabras, Mwamba battle for play-off slot will go down to the wire. Kabras have an uphill task against mammoth opposition in remaining three games


MWAMBA beat Kabras Sugar 22-17 in the crucial Kenya Cup rugby tie that had semi-final play-offs qualification significance.

The Black Shirts failed to score the important bonus points awarded for four tries as well as failing to deny Kabras a bonus point for losing by a margin of seven points or less.

Tries

Upcoming prop Brian Otieno and veterans Louis Kisia and Horace Owiti touched down for “Kulabu” and George Mutuku booted over a penalty.

Nevertheless, the battle for these No.4 [Kabras, 32 pts] and No. 5 [Mwamba, 29 pts] placed teams continue. Both, however, will be wary of fast-charging Impala, whose recent winning streak continued on Saturday. Impala are now sixth on 27 points  and could upset the apple cart.

Mwamba, however, may in the end have the edge because of easier remainder of fixtures. It is:

Mwamba v:

–  (Away) Mombasa

– (Home) Kenyatta University Blak Blad

– (A) University of Nairobi Mean Machine

Kabras Sugar v:

–  (H) Homeboyz

–  (A) Harlequins

–  (H) Strathmore University

Impala v:

–  (A) KU Blak Blad

–  (A) Western Bulls

–  (H) Nondescripts

Elsewhere, Kenya Commercial Bank were rampant, handing a rare rugby lesson to Harlequins whom the bankers mauled to shreds for a 74-15 score at the Rugby Football Union of East Africa [RFUEA] Ground.

Earlier Nakuru had edged Homeboyz 15-12 while Impala had whipped University of Nairobi 34-8.

Western Bulls beat visiting Kenyatta University Blak Blad 31-5 in Kakamega while there was almost a call for mercy stoppage as Strathmore Leos were massacring Catholic University of East Africa 110-0.

RESULTS:

KENYA CUP:

Harlequins 10-74 KCB

Homeboyz 12-15 Nakuru

Mwamba 22-17 Kabras

Impala 34-8 University of Nairobi Mean Machine

Strathmore University 116-0 Catholic University of East Africa [CUEA]

Western Bulls 31-5 Kenyatta University Blak Blad

Nondescripts 20-0 w/o Mombasa

ERIC SHIRLEY SHIELD:

Mwamba II 8-32 Kabras Sugar II

Strathmore II 74-0 CUEA II
Impala II 20-0 UoN Mean Machine II
Quins II 12-17 KCB II
Nondies II 20-0 w/o Mombasa II
Homeboyz II 5-31 Nakuru II
Western Bulls II 29-3 KU Blak Blad II

NATIONWIDE:

Nairobi Region:

Quarter finals:
United States International University [USIU-A] 37-0 Masaku

Stormers 10-30 Community Rugby Association [Comras]
Technical University of Kenya [TUK] 22-10 Nazarene University
Impala III 30-20 Mwamba III

Western Region:
Bungoma RFC 20-0 w/o Mbale
Masinde v Kakamega (TBC)
Shieywe 8-27 Kisumu
MKU Kakamega 20-0 w/o Sangalo Institute
Kisii 14-19 Bungoma Sharks
Siaya 20-0 w/o Webuye
Maseno v Homa Bay *

Rift Valley Region:
Kapsabet 0-20 w/o KPA Eldoret
Moi University 3-12 University of Eldoret [UOE]
Kitale 0-20 w/o Eldoret
Naivasha 5-25 Nakuru III
Rift Valley Institute of Technology [RVIST] 0-20 w/o Kabarak University
Kericho 0-9 Egerton University Wasps

Coast Region:

Quarter Finals:
South Coast Pirates 14-3 Coast Raiders
Malindi v Pwani University *
Technical University of Mombasa [TUM] 15-0 Shepherds
Spartans 20-0 w/o Taita Taveta University

Central Region:
Kenya Methodist University [KEMU], Rest
Laikipia 20-0 w/o Thika
Kimathi University v Mt Kenya University [MKU] Thika *
Embu 20-0 w/o Makueni
Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology [JKUAT] 12-18 Kiambu
Chuka University 20-0 w/o Karatina

*Result awaited