The Inaugural Kakamega7s kicked off at 9:00am at the Bull Ring with Resolution Impala Saracens taking on Menengai Oilers with Sarries securing a 17-10 win. Menengai Cream Homeboyz beat the hosts 26-5 before Nondies survived a Mean Machine scare beating them 7-5.
Stanbic Mwamba, Kabras Sugar RFC and KCB bagged comfortable wins over their opponents Kisumu RFC, Kisii RFC and Masinde Muliro University beating them 38-0, 21-5 and 36-10 respectively.
Strathmore Leos snatched a win from the Kenya Harlequins beating them 26-14. The Leos were trailing 12-14 with 5 minutes left on the clock they cut through the Quins’ defense twice and landed center post tries on both occasions securing their win. Top Fry Nakuru wrapped up the first round of matches with a strong 41-7 win over the Egerton Wasps.
Resolution Impala Saracens 17 – Menengai Oilers 10
Menengai Cream Homeboyz 26 – Western Bulls 5
Nondescript 7 – Mean Machine 5
Stanbic Mwamba 38 – Kisumu RFC 00
Kabras Sugar 21 – Kisii RFC 5
KCB 36 – MMUST 10
Kenya Harlequins 14 – Strathmore Leos 26
Top Fry Nakuru 41 – Egerton Wasps 7
In the second round of matches, Resolution Impala Saracens, Menengai Cream Homeboyz, Nondies, Stanbic Mwamba, KCB and Top Fry Nakuru secured their Cup quarterfinal slots with a match at hand. Kenya Harlequins dropped to the Challenge Trophy having lost their first two matches as they waited to meet Nakuru in the last pool match.
Resolution Impala Saracens 26 – Western Bulls 5
Menengai Cream Homeboyz 17 – Menengai Oilers 7
Nondescript 24 – Kisumu rfc 10
Stanbic Mwamba 19 – Mean Machine 0
Kabras Sugar 5 – MMUST 24
KCB 41 – Kisii RFC 00
Kenya Harlequins 00 – Egerton Wasps 10
Top Fry Nakuru 15 – Strathmore 00
Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology and the Strathmore Leos stormed into the Kakamega7s Cup quarterfinals after winning two of their three pool matches. They join the quarterfinal regulars list comprising of defending Champions Menengai Cream Homeboyz RFC, Top Fry Nakuru, Resolution Impala Saracens, Nondies, Stanbic Mwamba and KCB. Kenya Harlequins had a bad day in office as they lost all their pool matches finishing fourth in their pool while Kabras finished third in their pool, both dropping to the Challenge trophy.
Menengai Oilers 20 – Western Bulls 7
Menengai Cream Homeboyz 12 – Resolution Impala Saracens 12
Mean Machine 24 – Kisumu RFC 5
Stanbic Mwamba 26 – Nondies 12
Kisii RFC 0 – MMUST 29
KCB 29 – Kabras RFC 07
Strathmore Leos 26 – Egerton Wasps 00
Top Fry Nakuru 19 – Kenya Harlequins 07
At the end of the first day, Pool C log leaders KCB were docked all their points for fielding an ineligible player in the three matches they played. This saw them drop to the Challenge Trophy with Kabras moving up to the cup quarterfinal.
#Kakamega7s Day Two Pairings
9:00am- Menengai Oilers vs Kisumu RFC
9:20am – Egerton Wasps vs KCB
9:40am – Mean Machine vs Western Bulls
10:00am – Kisii vs Kenya Harlequins
10:20am – Menengai Cream Homeboyz vs Nondies
10:40am – Top Fry Nakuru RFC vs Kabras Sugar RFC
11:00am – Stanbic Mwamba vs Resolution Impala Saracens
11:20am – MMUST vs Strathmore Leos