15 matches in 15s rugby, Eight wins, seven losses, two final appearances in the 7s circuit is what Nakuru based side, Nakuru RFC had in year 2017.
In those 15 matches, the side managed a four match unbeaten run, scored 320 points and conceded 325 points. Five wins came while playing at their backyard, Nakuru Athletic Club. Home loses have been minimal for Wanyore’s, they have lost three matches on their home soil in the entire year. Only KCB (two wins) and Homeboyz have won there.
Having started off the year with a 28-10 loss to KCB RFC, they travelled to Kakamega seven days later and beat Kabras 19-17 and went on to register back to back wins against Western Bulls, Strathmore Leos, Nondies. Their winning streak came to an end at the RFUEA Grounds on February 18 when they were handed a 33-14 beating by Kenya Harlequins.
The side then went on to register mixed results; beating Impala, Blak Blad, falling to Homeboyz and winning against Mean Machine was not enough to gift them a playoff spot. It is was the first time since the 2014/15 season that Wanyore were missing out of the play offs. In the 2014/15 campaign they got 61 points and topped the standings, in 2015/16 they finished sixth with 66 points while the 2016/17 season saw them drop to 47 points and finished seventh. They wrapped up the 15s season with a 28-20 loss to Kenya Harlequins in the Enterprise Cup.
The sevens season started off with a final appearance at Driftwood 7s. They lost to Homeboyz RFC. A weekend later, the side struggled and ended up with a challenge trophy at the Kabeberi 7s. In their home tournament Prinsloo, Mitch Ochollah’s side made a return to the final only to lose 29-5 to KCB.
At Sepetuka they finished sixth after falling to Western Bulls in Eldoret, beat Quins 12-5 for a third finish at the Christie 7s but failed to take part in the final leg, Dala 7s citing insecurity in Kisumu City. Wanyore finished fifth on the standings with 73 points.
The 2017/18 season has seen the side win just one of the four Kenya Cup ties played. They kicked off their campaign against Kisii RFC , winning 45-15. Quins handed them a 46-19 loss, Kabras got 30-6 win over them and concluded the 2017 matches with 27-12 loss to KCB.
Ochollah’s side finished the year placed fifth with five points from four matches.
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