Kabras Sugar's rampant second half blows away Kenya Harlequin

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RUGBY Kabras Sugar's rampant second half blows away Kenya Harlequin

Mark Kinyanjui 17:03 - 10.02.2024

Harlequin took a narrow 22-19 lead into the break but were taken apart by Kabras in the second half, forcing them to endure their second loss of the season.

Kabras Sugar’s rampant second-half display was enough to give them a 50-19 win against Kenya Harlequin at the RFUEA Grounds on a balmy Saturday afternoon to maintain their perfect start to the regular 2023/2024 Kenya Cup campaign. 

Kenya Harlequin drew first blood through a well-executed penalty by Cornelius Mokoro after Kabras had committed an infringement, but Eugene Sifuna soon scored a well-converted try to put them 7-3 up.

This did not deter Harlequin from becoming only the second side this season to manage to score a try against Kabras when Adam Mugo landed the ball inside the try box which was converted by Mukoro to put them 10-7 up.

Derrick Ashiundu would then put Kabras into the lead in what was turning out to be an absolute spectacle, but Charles Kinyanjui would score another converted try to keep the scores between the two sides narrow.

Sifuna would then score his second try of the afternoon -albeit not converted, to make it 22-19 to the hosts’ good heading into the break.

Kabras would get off to a flyer at the beginning of the second half, scoring two quick tries by Ntabeni Dukisa and Brian Tonya - with one not converted, and suddenly, Kabras were 31-19 up.

Harlequin just could not get going, and Kabras, who had already accumulated their customary bonus point for scoring four tries, would make it five yet again through Lamek Ambetsa which was converted to put them 38-19 up. 

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Kabras would hit the nail in Quins’ coffin with two more tries, first from a scrum through Asuman Mugenwa and then Mathias Osimbo to give them a 50-19 victory.

Kabras Sugar remain top on 40 points, 12 ahead of Quins who remain in fourth place and stil in contention to make the semi-finals.