Blak Blad are the surprise cup quarterfinalists at the close of the opening day at the Christie 7s, the fourth round of the SportPesa National 7s Circuit played at Nairobi’s RFUEA Ground.
The varsity students topped Pool B which also included hosts Kenya Harlequin, Daystar Falcons and Homeboyz. They started with a 24-19 victory over Homeboyz before stretching hosts Quins, eventually losing 19-22. They would then see off Daystar Falcons 24-7 to emerge the best of a three-way tie that saw Quins finish second and Daystar third, despite the trio all winning two matches and losing one.
Circuit leaders Kabras Sugar were perfect on day one, winning all three of their matches to top Pool A and reach the cup quarters along Nakuru.
KCB topped Pool C with three wins on the trot, inclusive of a 40-0 win over tournament defending champions Strathmore Leos who also made it out of the pool as runners up.
Circuit defending champions Menengai Oilers topped a chaotic Pool D after a last gasp 17-12 victory over pool runners up Mwamba with Nondies and impressive newbies Sigalagala settling for third and fourth respectively.
Sunday’s cup quarterfinals see Kabras Sugar take on hosts Kenya Harlequin with Menengai Oilers and Strathmore Leos meeting in the second cup quarterfinal as Blak Blad meet Nakuru with KCB facing Mwamba.