The cup quarterfinal pairing at the fourth round of the Stanbic Bank National Sevens Circuit,the Driftwood Sevens is now know following completion of the pool stages. Resolution Kisii joined the usual suspects in the last eight of this tournament which has been played every year since 1990.
Homeboyz will play against against Resolution Kisii in the first cup quarterfinal with Stanbic Mwamba taking on Kabras Sugarv as Top Fry Nakuru face cross town rivals Menengai Oilers in the third cup quarterfinal with KCB playing Nondescripts in the last of the cup quarterfinal fixtures.
Driftwood Sevens Cup Quarterfinal Pairings
|1020||Cup QF1||Menengai Cream Homeboyz v Resolution Kisii|
|1040||Cup QF2||Stanbic Mwamba v Kabras Sugar|
|1100||Cup QF3||Top Fry Nakuru v Menengai Oilers|
|1120||Cup QF4||KCB v Nondescripts|
Champions Homeboyz had earlier secured a cup quarterfinal berth with a game to spare, posting a 22-5 win over Menengai Oilers. The preceding Pool A fixture saw Northern Suburbs keep their cup quarterfinal hopes alive with a 21-5 win over hosts Regional Logistics Mombasa.Silverstone Kisumu also stayed in the hunt with a narrow 17-14 win over MMUST.
Joining Homeboyz in the cup quarters were KCB, Top Fry Nakuru, Menengai Oilers and Kenya Harlequin who won their second successive pool matches.
First Round Round Up
Menengai Oilers started the Driftwood Sevens with a 17-0 Pool A win over replacement side Northern Suburbs. Circuit leaders and defending champions Menengai Cream Homeboyz were stunned early by hosts Regional Logistics Mombasa but composed themselves to eventually win this fixture 19-5. Resolution Kisii stopped late replacements MMUST 19-5 with Top Fry Nakuru laboring to a 12-0 win over Silverstone Kisumu. Kabras Sugar and the Strathmore Leos played out a 19-19 draw. There were also wins for KCB, Nondescripts and Quins as the first round of action concluded.
The tournament had earlier began on an unfortunate note, Mean Machine and Blak Blad who were travelling together forced to withdraw after being involved in a traffic accident at Mtito Andei enroute to Mombasa. Their places were taken up by Northern Suburbs in Pool A and Masinde Muliro in Pool B.