Stanbic Mwamba lifted the 12th edition of the #Prinsloo7s in an electric final under open skies beating Menengai Cream Homeboyz RFC 12-5 after extra time. Mwamba were first to cross the opponents try line as Collins Injera bulldozed his way past two defenders landing their first five points off a scrum in Homeboyz’ 5m mark.
Tony Omondi added the conversion for the 7-0 lead at the breather. Second half kicked off with Mwamba down to six players after Jeremy Chimwani was sent to the sinbin for un-sportsman like behaviour in the last ten seconds of the first half.
Augustine Lugonzo cut through Mwamba’s defense in the second half and he raced from the half pitch mark to land a center post try, Mohammed Omollo adding the extra. Both sides held on to their defense denying the other any try scoring opportunity to the full time.
Into extra time, a scrum was awarded to Mwamba after a Homeboyz knock on. Collins Injera’s short pass landed perfectly in Mike Okello’s hands who’s pace saw him slice right through his defenders to go over for his side’s winning try!
“We managed to achieve our day one objective which was securing a top of the pool finish with 3/3 wins. On day two, our restarts were our biggest advantage as we ensured we retain each one of them and this played a role in our victories,” said Louis Kisia, Head Coach, Stanbic Mwamba
“All the teams have seriously improved as witnessed on day one when a number of the top ranked teams met in the Pool stages,” he added.
Top Fry Nakuru secured their first win over the Menengai Oilers this sevens season beating them 26-5 in the third place playoff.
KCB lifted the 5th place trophy after seeing off a stubborn Kabras Sugar 17-10 while Nondies beat the Kenya Harlequins 24-15 to lift the #Prinsloo7s Challenge Trophy. Western Bulls sealed off their #Prinsloo7s tournament with a 13th place win beating Blakblad 21-00.