CHAMPIONS!!! We take the first leg of the #KRUwomensFestival with a 21-0 win over @SuburbsRC . Thank you for your support. #RFamily #MyKulabu @StanbicKE @Modern_Coast @EndaSportswear @nellionsmoving @okoleaKE pic.twitter.com/j5MWtWa1uC
— Stanbic Mwamba (@MwambaRFC) February 9, 2020
Stanbic Mwamba won the opening round of the KRU Women’s festival at the Kenyatta University, defeating Northern Suburbs 19-0 in a hotly contested final on Sunday 9 February 2020.
Mwamba had earlier finished top of Pool C after stopping hosts Blad Babes 55-0 and Homeboyz 10-0. Suburbs registered a 43-0 win over the RPS Twigas before edging Yamanashi Impala Saracens 12-5 to claim pole position in Pool B as Top Fry Nakuru topped Pool A with a 48-0 whitewash of Kisumu Dolphins which they followed up with a 45-0 result over Shamas Rugby Foundation.
Indeed it was Nakuru who were ranked first overall as the teams were reseeded for the semifinals while Mwamba, Suburbs and Homeboyz were ranked second, third and fourth respectively.
Kulabu had to dig deep to overcome Homeboyz 15-10 in their cup semifinal while Suburbs edged out tournament top seeds and overall festival champions Top Fry Nakuru 12-7 in the other semifinal.
Yamanashi Impala Saracens settled for fifth place with a 38-0 win over Shamas as RPS Twigas edged Kisumu Dolphins 7-5 to finish seventh overall. Hosts Blad Babes were ranked ninth overall.
Pool A: Top Fry Nakuru 48 Kisumu Dolphins 0
Pool B: Yamanashi Impala Saracens 34 RPS Twigas 0
Pool C: Homeboyz 55 Blad Babes 0
Pool A: Shamas 32 Kisumu Dolphins 5
Pool B: Northern Suburbs 43 RPS Twigas 0
Pool C: Stanbic Mwamba 55 Blad Babes 0
Pool A: Top Fry Nakuru 45 Shamas 0
Pool B: Yamanashi Impala Saracens 5 Northern Suburbs 12
Pool C: Stanbic Mwamba 10 Homeboyz 0
Yamanashi Impala Saracens 38 RPS Twigas 0
Shamas 15 Kisumu Dolphins 0
Top Fry Nakuru 7 Northern Suburbs 12
Homeboyz 10 Stanbic Mwamba 15
Seventh Place Final
RPS Twigas 7 Kisumu Dolphins 5
Fifth Place Final
Yamanashi Impala Saracens 38 Shamas 0
Third Place Playoff
Homeboyz 12 Top Fry Nakuru 7
Stanbic Mwamba 19 Northern Suburbs 0