Kabras school Strathmore as Mwamba grab maiden season win against Nondies

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RUGBY Kabras school Strathmore as Mwamba grab maiden season win against Nondies

Mark Kinyanjui 20:09 - 27.01.2024

Mwamba finally registered their first win of the season as Kabras completely torched Strathmore to headline Match Day Six of the 2023/2024 Kenya Cup season.

Match Day Six of the 2023/2024 Kenya Cup season provided a few shocks and a few smiles.

Kabras Sugar maintained their lead at the top of the standings as they tore apart Strathmore with 14 tries, while Mwamba got their first win of the season, leaving Homeboyz as the only side yet to register a single win this season.

KCB managed to get one over Nakuru, while a Dennis Ambukuse-inspired Oilers managed to overcome Kisumu 48-7.

Here is a review of the action:

Kabras Sugar  88-3 Strathmore

Kabras Sugar obliterated Strathmore Leos 88-3 at Strathmore Grounds in Madaraka, propelling them to 30 points in the top-tier standings.

David Bunduki secured a hattrick, while Jeason Misoga and Brian Mutua each contributed with two tries, contributing to a total of 14 tries for Kabras.

Misoga opened the scoring with his try successfully converted, before William Mwanji made it two to put them 14-0 to the good.

Juma and Bunduki further widened the gap with two additional tries, securing the crucial bonus point. Strathmore registered a three-pointer after they were awarded a penalty, as Bryceson Adaka intercepted a pass before landing Kabras’ fifth try.

Misoga scored his second try of the afternoon from a powerful scrum before Ntabeni Dukisa, whose kicking was crisp all afternoon converted to give them a comfortable 42-3 lead into the break.

Nakuru 12-20 KCB

KCB maintained their flawless start to the season with a hard-fought 20-12 victory over Nakuru RFC at Nakuru Athletic Club.

Nakuru opened the scoring with a well converted try to give them seven points, but the Bankers responded with a try from Kenya Chipu star Andy Cole Omollo.

Darwin Mukidza, minutes later added three points from a penalty, allowing KCB to head into halftime with a slim one-point lead.

In the second half, fly-half Brian Wahinya extended KCB’s lead with a try that went unconverted, making it 13-7. 

Festus Shiasi, playing for the first time since being suspended in Dubai during the opening HSBC Challenger Series leg, came off the bench to land the third successfully converted  try to put them on 20 points

Nakuru fought back with a try, bringing them to a total of 12 points, but a missed conversion denied them the bonus point.

Despite the win, the Bankers fell short of securing a crucial bonus point. They now move to 29 points in the Kenya Cup.

Menengai Oilers 48-7 Kisumu

Menengai Oilers were first on the scoreboard courtesy of Kenya International John Okoth, whose try was well converted by Abukuse to give them the lead.

Kisumu leveled the game with a well-converted try, but Dennis Abukuse responded by scoring two penalty goals in quick succession to take the scores to 13-7. 

Chrispine Shitundo added the Oilers’ second try moments later at the back of a powerful scrum to push the scores to 18-7.

Beldad Ogeta then touched down their third successfully converted try of the game after Abukuse, who was particularly on song throughout the match, passed him the ball to put them 25-7 up at halftime.

Ogeta would land Oilers' fourth but unconverted try before Abukuse slotted in another two penalties for a 36-7 score. 

Slight indiscipline forced Oilers to play with 13 men for a couple of minutes with Destrious Ifedha and Nixon Ochieng sent to the bin. However, Abukuse and Andrew Odero scored two more tries to win the game 48-7.

Mwamba 15-7 Nondies

Mwamba registered their first Kenya Cup win of the season with a 15-7 win over Nondies which now puts them on four points, but they still remain in 11th place, which still puts them in the relegation zone.

Homeboyz 17-27 Monks

Homeboyz’ woes continued as they lost their sixth consecutive game of the season 23-17 to Catholic Monks.

Black Blad 9-3 Harlequin

Harlequin’s perfect start to the season came to an end as they lost 9-3 to a resilient Black Blad as infringements cost them all the points, with all the penalties Blad won being successfully taken.

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