The second semi-final will see KCB tackle Nakuru who eliminated Mwamba. Shaban Ahmed’s late converted try saved the side who were on the brink of elimination. Ahmed gave the side an early lead but Mean Machine fought back and scored two tries to lead 12-7. Ahmed would land a try in the dying minutes and converted for a 14-12 win.
Hosts Mwamba will not make a third straight appearance in the semis after they were eliminated at the quarters following a 22-17 loss to Nakuru.
Nakuru RFC scored first before Mwamba equalized with a try from Daniel Taabu. Matt Wanjia’s neck tackle on try box bound Nelson Oyoo saw them awarded a penalty try and Wanjia was sent off for a sin-bin. Geoffrey Ominde would then dance past Mwamba’s defence and send the side to 19-7 up.
In the second half, Nakuru hit the 22 point mark thanks to Donald Olouch’s try. Collins Injera’s introduction brought belief in Mwamba and Wanjia cut the scores with an unconverted try. Nakuru were reduced six men and Injera got his name on the scoresheet for a 22-17.
Kenya Harlequins ran over Kabras to reach the last four. Victor Sudi charges managed a 31-14 win over the Sugarmen. Frank Wanyama bagged two tries for Quins while Brian Tanga and Aluda Beda combined with the latter going over for a converted try. Quins held on to lead 12-7 at the break.
In the second half, Patrice Agunda’d big carry saw the Ngong road based side extend the lead with a converted try. Two more tries widened the gap for Quins. Wanyama was sin-binned after tackling Dan Sikuta who did not have the ball. Kabras only managed one converted try through Nick Baraza. It is the third time in a row that Kabras are falling at the quarters.
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Leonard Mugaisi restored the lead, while Johnstone Olindi’s conversion saw them move to 12 points. The Deejays would add two more tries in the closing half and while Blad managed one converted try.
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