KCB, Kabras and Homeboyz will be hoping to maintain 100 percent win record while Mwamba, Mombasa, Strathmore Leos and Kisii will be keen to end the winless run on match day four of the Kenya Cup.
KCB VS Nakuru
Last season the Bankers picked a double from this clash. Curtis Olago’s side won the first leg tie 33-3 and the second leg tie staged at Nakuru Athletic 28-10.
A 27-0 win against Strathmore Leos, 33-6 against Kisii and a 70-16 win against Blak Blad saw the side move top of the league standings with 15 points. The Blak Blad clash was the first time that the Bankers conceded a try this season. The defending Champs will be hoping to hold on the top spot as the season takes a break.
Eighth placed Nakuru have collected only five points this season. The points came from the opening tie against Kisii RFC which was staged at Nakuru Athletic Club. The last away matches against Quins and Kabras have ended in loses and they will be hoping to bounce back to winning ways as they return home.
Kabras vs Mombasa
Kabras and Mombasa lone face off came in the 2014/15 season when the two side were making their maiden Kenya Cup appearance. Kabras traveled to Mombasa on match day four and picked a 35-11 victory from the clash staged at Mombasa Sports Club.
Mombasa RFC chase for the first ever win is still on. The side is placed at the bottom of the 12 team table and they haven’t picked a point in the last three matches. They fell to Impala, Blak Blad and the last clash saw they lose 64-5 to Nondies. As they host the sugarmen they will hoping to get a meaningful result from the final clash of 2017.
This will be the first away clash for Kabras. They have played three home games winning all. The first clash saw them beat Mwamba 29-22, Strathmore Leos 44-13 and Nakuru RFC 30-6. These wins have seen the side amass 14 points that puts them third on the log. Sean Cardovillis aim will be to collect maximum points from the trip.
Kisii vs Homeboyz
It will be the first ever Kenya Cup meeting between this two sides. Kisii RFC is yet to win a match in the top tier. The side started off the top tier life with a loss to Nakuru while their first home clash saw them fall to KCB. Having missed action last weekend, the newbies will want impress in front of home fans this weekend. The side is placed 10th with no points.
Homeboyz is among the three sides that have not lost or dropped points this season. They are placed second on the standing after a 41-39 win over Quins, 29-21 against Nondies and a 39-21 win against Impala. The side is one win away from achieving their target of winning all the four opening games.
Impala vs Nondies
The Gazelles managed to pick two wins from this tie last season. They picked a 37-22 and 24-7 in meetings against Nondies.
Frank Ndong’s side dropped from the top spot to fifth after suffering the first loss of the season Homeboyz RFC last weekend. The Saracens had started off the season on a high, beating Mombasa and Mwamba RFC to earn 10 points.
Nondies on the other hand got the first win of the season last weekend. They thrashed Mombasa RFC 64-5 to end the losing streak that had seen them lose to Blak Blad and Homeboyz RFC. The side is placed seventh with five points and will be hoping to add more points before the season takes a break.
Strathmore vs Mwamba
Last season Mwamba and Strathore faced off once at Jamhuri Grounds. Kulabu managed to pick an 18-5 win from the tie.
Leos will be in search of the first win of the season. They have played two matches against KCB and Kabras, losing 27-0 and 44-13 respectively. The side was not in action last weekend as their league tie against Kisii was postponed. With this being the final clash of 2017 the side will be eager to register a positive result.
Mwamba will also be seeking to end their winless run. Their opening ties have seen them fall to Kabras, Impala and Quins. Kevin Wambua will be keen to end the year with atleast a win. They are placed ninth with just one point.
Blak Blad vs Quins
Kenya Harlequins beat Blak Blad 47-8 at RFUEA while the second leg tie saw Quins fight for a 37-20 win at the Kenyatta University Grounds.
The Kenyatta University side Blad, suffered a 70-16 loss to KCB last weekend. The lost meant their winning run that had them beat Nondies and Mombasa RFC the opening two matches came to an end. The side will strive to return to winning ways immediately.
Ever since losing on match day one to Homeboyz, the Ngong road based side has picked two huge wins against Nakuru and Mwamba. In those two matches they have scored a total of 94 points and conceding 35. Their plan will be to register another impressive win.