Nakuru, Oilers unbeaten as Strathmore shocks Kabras

Prinsloo 7s hosts Nakuru RFC beat the tournaments defending Champions KCB RFC 24-17 in the final match of the day played at Nakuru Athletic Club on Saturday.
Hosts Nakuru started off strongly and landed an opening try through Gramwel Bunyasi and the try was converted for a 7-0 lead. Ahmed Shaban responded a minute later but failed to add the extras.
Bunyasi returned to the scoresheet after a 60-metre sprint for a 12-5 lead. The Bankers would fight back strongly to tie the scores at 12-12 at the breather. In final half, an overhead kick by Ahmed saw him go over for 17-12. Wanyore levelled the scores with a try at the corner.
The hosts would seal the victory with a converted try in the last minute of the game.
Pool A
Strathmore Leos spoiled Kabras winning run on day one following a 19-14 win in the final group A clash. The students led 7-0 at the break and added a converted try for a 14-0 lead in the opening minutes of the second half. Aluda Beda and Dominic Osino landed a try each, with the latter converting twice to bring the side to the game. Leos, however, scored a late try to pick a 19-14 win.
Kabras, however, will play in the last eight alongside Mwamba who beat Machine 14-7 earlier to proceed.
Oilers had a fine run registering three straight wins in the opening day. Gibson Weru coached side scored a total of 91 points and conceded just 26. The Kenya Cup newbies had beaten Monks 36-0, whipped Mombasa 31-7 and saw off Impala 24-19 in the final match.
They are joined in quarters by Impala Saracen who had a 40-0 win over Monks and Mombasa.
Kenyan Harlequins reached the last eight thanks to a 29-12 win over Homeboyz in pool B. The win saw them top the pool while Homeboyz dropped to second
Round one
Oilers 36-0 Monks
Impala 40-0 Mombasa
Blak Blad 12-12 Quins
Homeboyz 30-5 Kisumu RFC
Strathmore 17-26 Mwamba
Kabras 12-10 Mean Machine
Nakuru 24-7 Nondies
KCB 36-0 Webuye
Round two
Oilers 31-7 Mombasa
Impala 40-0 Catholic Monks
Quins 10-5 Kisumu RFC
Homeboyz 26-0 Blak Blad
Strathmore 14-43 Machine
Kabras 17-7 Mwamba
Nakuru 19-5 Webuye
KCB 31-14 Nondies
Monks 17-14 Mombasa
Round three
Impala 19-24 Oilers
Blak Blad 7-21 Kisumu
Homeboyz 12-29 Harlequins
Mwamba 14-7 Mean machine
Strathmore 19-14 Kabras
Nondies 19-7 Nzoia

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