Nakuru RFC players in a past match.

Nakuru hand Mwamba second straight loss in 2020


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Nakuru had to wait till the last second of the game to confirm an 13-18 victory over Mwamba at the Railways club.

Both teams scored two tries, the number of converted penalties proving to be the difference in the hotly contested duel.

This means two losses for Mwamba this year while Nakuru pick their first of the year after falling to Kabras in their own backyard.

Mwamba blew away a chance to go ahead in the first minute after Michael Agevi released Ronnie Omondi only for the sleek running back to knock on the ball in his attempt to score.

Nakuru then put the first points on the board through a Collins Onyango penalty qq Mwamba pulled level through flyhalf Elvis Namusasi.

Onyango extended the visitors’ lead from the boot as Omondi blew yet another chance to score after he failed to secure a Namusasi long pass.

Kenya sevens international Oscar Ouma who had been largely quite in what was becoming an exciting duel then ran a beautiful support line for Jenkins Kipruto to release him for the first try under the posts, Onyango sure with the boot to take the scores to 3-13 in favour of the visitors.

Wanyore hit just before the half time whistle, starting with a well worked move in the midfield for John Okoth to run a massive forty or so meters before offloading off the deck for an advancing Emmanuel Mboya to dot down Nakuru’s second.

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The second stanza started rather slowly before opening up for the home team to score two tries off the back of the maul. Edwin Machanje was the beneficiary of both tries with Kulabu lecturing Wanyore on how to scrum. Namusasi missed both conversions, one hitting the uprights to take the scores to 13-18.

Nakuru 1. John Mbugua 2.Emmanuel Mboya 3.Felix Omondi 4.Amos Obae 5.Ken Mwangi 6.Kelvin Kabole 7.Monate Akuei 8.Edwin Makori 9.Jenkins Kipruto 10.Fredrick Odongo 11.Hanningtone Wabwire 12.Oscar Ouma 13.John Okoth 14.Gramwel Bunyasi 15.Collins Onyango

Replacements16.Newton Okeyo 17.Wycliffe Mwema 18.Ezekiel Waitere 19.Philip Owuor 20.Charles Odongo 21.Donald Oluoch 22.Duncan Abuyeka 23.Brian Kimani

Mwamba: 1. Deus Mudaki  2. Brian Kahura. 3. Jonah Mbari 4. Paul Wahome 5. Christopher Asira 6. Gideon Mbithi 7. Stephen Sikuta -C 8. Edwin Machange 9. Eugene Nzioka 10. Elvis Namusasi  11. Joel Inzuga 12. Patrick Ruhiz.- C 13. Michael Agevi 14. Ronnie Omondi  15. Brian Kivasia

Replacements: 16. Salaton Mutuiri 17. Eugene Sudi 18. James Yuko 19. Andrew Chogo 20. Mike Okello 21. Alex Arturo 22. Charles Chege 23. Sabala Tendwa

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