Impala Ladies Crowned The Top Fry Great Rift 10 Aside Women Champions

Impala Saracens ladies lifted the Top Fry Great Rift 10 Aside Division One Women’s Tournament title beating Stanbic Mwamba Ladies 24-5.

“We reviewed our games after the loss in the KRU Women’s Festival Final and saw where our weaknesses were and worked on them. We improved on our attacking lines and ensured by the time we’re breaking for the half time break, we were leading. In the second half, we tightened our defense and fully executed our attacking opportunities,” said a very happy Mary Ochieng – Coach Impala Ladies.

In the Pool stages, Impala beat Stanbic Mwamba and the Northern Suburbs 24-0 and 15-0 respectively advancing to the Cup semifinal where they beat the Menengai Cream Homeboyz ladies 14-7. Despite Mwamba’s loss to Impala, they progressed to the cup semifinal having secured a 15-0 win over the N. Suburbs. Kulabu ladies saw off the hosts, Top Fry Nakuru, 12-7 in the semifinal booking the finals date with the Sarries.

The Homeboyz ladies landed two converted tries in their Bronze match against Nakuru while the latter also dotted down twice but missed the conversions, going down 10-14 at full time.

Top Fry Nakuru Ladies II won the Division Two title seeing off Comras 5-0. The number of the ladies’ teams willing to participate in this year’s Top Fry Great Rift 10 Aside tournament was almost double the number of teams that participated in last year’s tournament. Over the last year, there has been a tremendous increase in the number of ladies getting into rugby.

In the age grade category, Top Fry Nakuru clinched the Under 12 and Under 16 titles, Nakuru Kiti were the Under 14 champions while New Life Africa lifted the Under 18 trophy.

Photo: Impala Saracens

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