Kabeberi 7s : Champions KCB brush aside Nakuru RFC in Main Cup final to claim double honors


Kabeberi 7s : Champions KCB brush aside Nakuru RFC in Main Cup final to claim double honors

Mark Kinyanjui 18:32 - 10.09.2023

KCB dominated Nakuru RFC in the Kabeberi 7s final at RFUEA grounds, securing both the leg and overall title.

KCB RFC nonchalantly tore apart maiden finalists Nakuru RFC to add icing on their well baked cake by lifting the Kabeberi 7s final.

On a calm Sunday evening at the packed RFUEA grounds, KCB defeated first-time Kabeberi 7s Main Cup finalists Nakuru RFC 26-0 to cap off a successful series not just in winning the leg, but also the overall title.

KCB played like champions from the get-go, going ahead four minutes before the break with a try which was successfully converted to put them 7-0 up.

KCB added a second try to assert their dominance, but despite the missed conversion, they maintained a 12-point lead.

The Bankers made it a third unconverted try after the break to put them 19 points to the good, rolling their way to victory at the leg, to cap off a successful season for the Nairobi based side.

A final try was enough to set the game set and match to give them a 26-0 victory.


In the women’s final, Western Spears won the women’s category by beating Impala Sarecens  10-7 in what was serving as the curtain raiser for the big final between KCB and Nakuru.

Impala went ahead with three minutes of the first half left to play which was successful to put them 7-0 ahead heading into the break.

Western Spears scored a try of their own right after the break, but it was not successfully converted, keeping them two points off equalizing.

Spears would then show grit to score what proved to be the winning try, which was not successfully converted, but nonetheless, was enough to grant them the win.

In the Challenge trophy final, debutants Tessen Warriors were edged 7-5 by Catholic Monks in a closely tied encounter while In the 13th place playoff, Catholic Monks thumped Impala 32-5 in what was a relatively one sided encounter.

Strathmore Leos were on a roll in the first half of the fifth place final against Kabras Sugar, scoring three successfully converted tries in the first half to put them 21 up, before the millers briefly reduced the deficit just before half time.

However, Kabras could not get going, and Strathmore were soon 28-5 up right after the break. They set the game to match with another try just before the break, to give them a much deserved  35-7 victory.

In the third place playoff, Menengai Oilers Nondies 15-7 to give them something to smile about.

The Division Two final Zetechs Oak led Makueni 7-0 heading into the break, before converting another successful try right after the break to make it 14-0.  Makueni reduced the deficit just before full time when they scored a successful try, but it was not enough.