Homeboyz edge Nakuru to clinch second Driftwood title

Homeboyz RFC have clinched their second Driftwood 7s title after seeing off Nakuru RFC 17-7 in a final played at the Mombasa Sports Club on Sunday September 3.

Going into Sunday’s final,the sides had already had a feel of each other after clashing in a pool A encounter on Saturday,a match  which the Deejays narrowly won 14-12.

Homeboyz being presented with the main cup/Photo/Scrummage

Nakuru drew first blood in the final as Cashi Omollo put through Monate Akuei who went over the whitewash.They would then be denied a second one moments later as Chrispin Onyango was adjudged to have knocked on.

Homeboyz struck back just before the break as the match went to the break with Nakuru leading 7-5.

Loosing cup finalists,Nakuru RFC/Photo/Scrummage

After resumption,Leonard Mugaisi put up an individual effort as he kicked before chasing and going over the whitewash to hand Homeboyz a 10-7 lead as Wanjala failed in his bid to add the extras with the boot.

Homeboyz extended their lead through Wasike who claimed his brace as Humphrey Owuor converted to ensure the clash ended 17-7 in Homeboy’s favour as they won their second Driftwood title.

Challenge trophy winners,Mwamba RFC/Photo/Scrummage

In the third place playoff,Menengai Oilers ran in three tries to comfortably dismiss surprise package Mean Machine 21-5.The Gibson Weru coached side had earlier fallen to Homeboyz in the cup semis.

Kabras managed to claim 5th position after the Kakamega based side beat Impala Saracens 12-5 in the fifth place final.The sugarmillers claimed two tries and a conversion against Impala’s single touch down.

After having a day to forget on Saturday,Mwamba RFC found something to take home after edging KCB 12-10 to clinch the Challenge trophy.Mwamba had to come from behind after the bankers had taken a 5-0 lead to the break courtesy of former kulabu man Shaban Ahmed.

Nakuru and Homeboyz line up before the cup final/Photo/Scrummage

Martin Wanjia then scored for Mwamba before they added another converted try to take the lead.KCB scored late courtesy of Kenya international Jacob Ojee but it was too little too late.

Western Bulls finished in 13th position after narrowly seeing off Kisii RFC 10-7 in a match which Bulls touched down twice while Kisii had a single try and a conversion.

3rd place playoff
Menengai Oilers 21-5 Machine

5th place final
Kabras 12-5 Impala

Challenge trophy final
Mwamba 12-10 KCB

13th place final
Western Bulls 10-7 Kisii

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