Nondies shocked Prinsloo and Sepetuka 7s runners-up Mwamba, handing them a 24-12 beating in a Driftwood 7s Group D match played at Mombasa Sports Club on Saturday morning.
The Rangers led 17-0 at the break while Mwamba fought back in the second half and scored 12. A penalty try would, however, hand Nondies a 24-12 win in the clash.
In another Pool D match, Kenya Harlequin handed newly promoted side Makueni 17-5 defeat. Jeff Wendo and Lyle Asiligwa scored for a 12-0 at the break while the second stanza Frank Wanyama scored the final try.
— Kenya Harlequin (@KenyaHarlequins) August 25, 2018
In Pool A, Homeboyz RFC started their Driftwood 7s title defence on a winning note, beating hosts Mombasa 19-5.
Forward Brian Wandera gave Homeboyz a lead while Fly Half Johnstone Olindi extended their lead with a converted try and Kenyan 7s skipper Oscar Ayodi sealed their victory with another converted try.
— Homeboyz Rugby (@HomeboyzRugby) August 25, 2018
In the opening game, Menengai Oilers crossed the white chalk three times and converted one of their tries to win 17-5 over Northern Suburbs who earned a promotion, replacing Mean Machine who were ruled out after being involved in an accident.
Mmust who were promoted to replace Blak Blad went down 17-5 to former Kenya Cup side Kisii RFC while Nakuru started off well with a win against Kisumu RFC. Two tries with one being converted saw them win 12-0.
National 7s Circuit holders Kabras RFC were held to a 19-19 draw by Strathmore Leos. The second clash in Pool C saw KCB edge Impala Saracen by one unconverted try.
— Resolution Impala Saracens (@ImpalaSaracens) August 25, 2018
Round One results
0ilers 17-5 Suburbs
Homeboyz 19-5 Mombasa
Kisii 17-5 MMUST
Nakuru 12-0 Kisumu
Kabras 19-19 Leos
KCB 5-0 Impala
Nondies 24-12 Mwamba
Quins 17-5 Makueni