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Sunday 22 November 2015...Kenya Harlequin drew first blood in the Ngong Road derby, running off with a 29-22 win over hosts Resolution Impala Saracens at the Impala club on Saturday 21 November 2015.
Captain Tony Mutai opened the scoring, touching down with Kevin Keegan converting for a 7-0 lead before George Okowa’s penalty for Impala brought the scores to 7-3.
The hosts would go ahead when Kevin Ochami and EricKerre both went over the chalk, Impala leading 13-7 but found themselves trailing when Keegan converted Mutai’s try before drilling home a penalty for a 17-13 lead at the interval.
The match remained close in the second half,Okowa stroking home a penalty to bring Impala to within a point of Quins before Kevin Kabue landed to extend the visitor’s lead to 22-16.
Two Okowa penalties off a series of Quins brought the sides level, 22-22 with the match destined for a frenetic conclusion.
Impala, with their tails up, were asking questions of Quins, only to cheaply lose possession and oblige the hawk-eyed WilliamMawira who pounced on the loose ball and raced to score with Johnstone Mung’au converting for a 29-22 lead that Quins held to the full time whistle.
The day’s earlier fixture saw Pan Africa Strathmore Leos plunder nine tries past Mean Machine, eventually winning this fixture 56-0.
Cyprian Kuto scored two tries withGinton Adongo,John Okwara,Dan Othieno, Brian Nyikuli, Victor Odera, Churchill Ooko and John Oduk all going over the whitewash. Humphrey Owuor added three conversions with Paddy Owiti contributing a penalty and conversion against a Machine side that simply had no response to the Leos.
Elsewhere, champions KCB shut out league debutantes Thika RFC, posting a 62-0 shut out while Kabras Sugar and Top Fry Nakuru won big, Kabras beating Bungoma’s Kenya Sharks 87-3 with Nakuru registering an 86-0 result over Kenyatta University’s Blak Blad.
Mwamba edged Western Bulls 13-9 as Total Nondies were 20-12 winners over Menengai Cream Homeboyz.
Resolution Impala Saracens 22 Kenya Harlequin 29
Pan Africa Strathmore Leos 56 Mean Machine 0
TotalNondies 20 Menengai Cream Homeboyz 12
Mwamba 13 Western Bulls 9
Top Fry Nakuru 86 Blak Blad 0
Kabras Sugar 87 Kenya Sharks 3
KCB 62 Thika 0
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Impala 14 Quins 17
Nondies 10 Homeboyz 29
KCB 58 Thika 3
Strathmore 41 Machine 0
Kabras 99 Sharks 0
Molo v Eldoret - Postponed
Naivasha 0 Egerton 24
Kitale v Nakuru III - Postponed
KPA Eldoret v UoE - Postponed
Kericho v Moi University - Postponed
Kapsabet 0 Kabarak 24
Mombasa 24 Coast Raiders 0
South Coast Pirates 22 Malindi 14
TUM 24 Shepherds 0
Kemu 24 Muranga 0
MKU Thika 28 Chuka 0
Kiambu 0 Embu 24
Kimathi 8 JKUAT 0
Shieywe 24 Kakamega 0
Masinde Muliro 24 Sangalo 0
Webuye 0 MKU Kakamega 0
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Thursday 19 November 2015...The Bungoma High School grounds played host to a Get Into Rugby U-14 Festival on Saturday 14 November.
A total of seven teams were split into two pools, Pool A was made up of three teams namely Webuye D.E.B, Moi and Makutano and Pool B had four teams namely Bungoma D.E.B, Nzoia, Mupeli and Sinoko.
Bungoma D.E.B would eventually win the tournament after beating Makutano 21-5 in the final.
Webuye 28-14 Makutano
Bungoma 35-14 Nzoia
Makutano 42-0 Moi
Mupeli 21-14 Sinoko
Moi 21-42 Webuye
Bungoma 21-12 Mupeli
Nzoia 21-00 Sinoko
Sinoko 14-42 Bungoma
Mupeli 7-21 Nzoia
Makutano 21-14 Nzoia
Bungoma 14-5 Webuye
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Wednesday 18 November 2015....The 2015/16 Kenya Cup season kicks off at various venues around the country.
This year's tournament takes a different approach from recent seasons, the 14 teams split into two pools of 7 teams each, playing home and away fixtures within the pools as well as a cross over fixture with teams from the other pool prior to the playoffs.
Defending champions KCB are in Pool A with Pan Africa Strathmore Leos, Mwamba, Menengai Cream Homeboyz, Western Bulls, Mean Machine and Thika RFC while Pool B features last year's runners up Kabras Sugar,Top Fry Nakuru, Resolution Impala Saracens, Total Nondies, Kenya Harlequin, Blak Blad and Kenya Sharks.
Pan Africa Strathmore Leos v Mean Machine, 2.00pm, Impala Club - Live on Zuku Sports
Resolution Impala Saracens v Kenya Harlequin, 4.00pm, Impala Club - Live on Zuku Sports
Mwamba v Western Bulls,4.00pm,Railway Club
Kabras Sugar v Kenya Sharks, 4.00pm, Kakamega Showground
KCB v Thika, 4.00pm, USIU
Top Fry Nakuru v Blak Blad,4.00pm, Nakuru Athletic Club
Total Nondies v Menengai Cream Homeboyz, 4.00pm, Jamhuri Park
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The Eric Shirley Shield also kicks off this weekend while the Nationwide league continues across
Download the complete season fixtures at http://www.kru.co.ke/downloads