Nakuru claim the Driftwood Main Cup
Top Fry Nakuru won the fourth round of the Stanbic Bank National Sevens Circuit after beating Stanbic Mwamba 12-7 in the Driftwood Sevens cup final at the Mombasa Sports Club on Sunday 26 August 2018. Nakuru’s sudden death try courtesy of Nelson Oyoo is what saw them lift the trophy.
KCB were the Bronze medal winners after they beat series leaders Menengai Cream Homeboyz RFC 14-5. The Bankers’ Vincent Onyala scored the two tries, one in each half as Samuel Asati and Shaban Ahmed added the twos. Jeff Oluoch scored a corner post try reducing the deficit to 14-5 at full time.
Kenya Harlequins lifted the Challenge Trophy as they beat their next door neighbours, Resolution Impala Saracens 15-7. Edward Shitanda, Frank Wanyama and Cyprian Kuto landed a try each in the match while Impala’s solitary try came from Captain Samuel Motari with Mark Kwemoi adding the extras.
Strathmore Leos claimed the Driftwood7s 13th place title as they saw Makueni off with a 14-5 win.
Kabras Sugar defeated Resolution Kisii 24 – 7 to reach the fifth place final, pairing up against Nondescripts who defeated Menengai Oilers 12- 0. Strathmore Leos later defeated Makueni 14-5 to finish 13th.
The Ngong Road derby was replicated when Kenya Harlequin and Resolution Impala Saracens reached the Challenge Trophy final after posting identical 26-7 scores over Northern Suburbs and Regional Logistics Mombasa respectively. Strathmore Leos and Makueni set up a date in the 13th place final after emerging unscathed from their semifinals. Strathmore defeated MMUST 29-7 as Makueni edged Silverstone Kisumu 14-7.
Cup quarterfinal round up
Menengai Cream Homeboyz comfortably reached the cup semis with a 29-7 win over Resolution Kisii. The second semifinal between Stanbic Mwamba and Kabras Sugar went into sudden death extra time after a 7-7 full-time stalemate before Daniel Taabu eased Mwamba out of their problems with a long range try to win the game 12-7. Top Fry Nakuru defeated cross town rivals Menengai Oilers 26-7 in the third quarterfinal. KCB reached their fourth successive semifinal with a 19-10 win over Nondies.
Strathmore Leos and Masinde Muliro were officially relegated from the division one competition at the Driftwood Sevens after losing their Challenge Trophy quarterfinal fixtures. The Leos fell to a 10-0 defeat to Kenya Harlequin as Northern Suburbs edged MMUST 7-5. Hosts Regional Logistics Mombasa defeated Silverstone Kisumu 17-10 in their Challenge Trophy quarterfinal. Resolution Impala Saracens completed the Challenge Trophy semifnal pairings with a 29-7 win over Makueni.