Menengai Oilers head coach Gibson Weru reckoned that his side’s stellar perfomance in the national 7s circuit impacted positively in their 15s perfomance.
The Nakuru based side had superb campaign at their maiden national 7s circuit which included a cup final appearance at the Kabeberi 7s where they fell to Impala Saracens.
Weru’s charges would translate the same form to the Impala Floodlit where they retained the Varsities category crown with a win over Catholic Monks in the final.
They have also had an unblemished start to the Championship season,extending their unbeaten run in 15s rugby to 23 matches.
“The year has been good to us.It’s a culmination of hard work and good preparation from the management and players. We had a good preseason for the 7s we started in May and we performed well,”Weru told Scrummage.
“I was satisfied with the performance because the boys were able to go toe to toe with the big boys. That gave us confidence going to the 15s season,he added.
“The performance motivated the 15s guys who were not in the 7s set up. We also had a good preseason ahead of the 15s season. And so far am happy that we are playing well,”concluded Weru.
Oilers currently sit at the helm of the KRU Championship log having collected 20 points after 4 matches.