Nakuru RFC players line up ahead of the Kabeberi 7s final against Homeboyz. Photo courtesy/Allout sports

Oyoo’s sudden death try hands Nakuru RFC Driftwood 7s title


Nakuru RFC are the Driftwood 7s winners after beating Mwamba RFC 12-7 in a tight final played at Mombasa Sports Club on Sunday 26 August.

Donald Olouch scored the opening try of the game in the tight half. Olouch converted the try and Nakuru went to the break with a slim advantage of 7-0. Kenya International Collins Injera pulled back and Daniel Taabu converted to level the scores on return from the break.

Nakuru were reduced six men after Geoffrey Ominde was sent off for a sin-bin. Despite being one man down, Wanyore held on and send the clash to sudden death. Philip Kwame was also sent to the bin after an offence during the sudden death.

Kenya International Nelson Oyoo scored a try in the period and handed Nakuru the first Main Cup in 2018.

MKU Thika promoted 

MKU Thika won the Division two final 27-0 Daystar Falcons. The win means that the Thika based side will be in Division 1 at Dala 7s in the fifth leg of the National 7s Circuit.

Nakuru and Mwamba line up for the finals. Photo Courtesy/Nakuru

In the third-place final, KCB maintained the third position for the third time in a row after a 14-5 win over Homeboyz.  KCB took a 7-5 lead to the break before Vincent Onyala’s try and conversion by youngster Samuel Asati handed the bankers a win. The bankers had finished third at Sepetuka and Kabeberi.

Nondies beat Series holders, Kabras 22-0 in the fifth-place final. The Rangers ran four tries with one being converted. It is the second time in a row that Kabras is finishing sixth. They achieved a sixth-place spot last weekend during Kabeberi 7s.

Kenya Harlequins beat Impala Saracens 15-7 to win the Challenge trophy. Cyprian Kuto gave Quins the lead before Sam Motari levelled the scores. Mark Kwemoi’s conversion gave Impala Saracens 7-5 lead. Edward Shitanda and Frank Wanyama added two unconverted tries for a win for Quins.  Strathmore won the 13th place finals beating Makueni 14-5.

Finals

Mwamba vs Nakuru

Division Two finals

MKU 27 -0 Daystar

Third place 

KCB 14-7 Homeboyz

Fifth place finals

Nondies 22-0 Kabras

Challenge trophy final

Quins 15-7 Impala

13th place final

Leos 14-5 Makueni

Main Cup Semis

Mwamba 36-21 Homeboyz

KCB 10-12 Nakuru

Fifth place semis

Kabras 24-7 Kisii

Oilers 0-10 Nondies

Challenge semis

Quins 26-7 Suburbs
Impala 24-0 Mombasa

13th place semis

Strathmore 29-7 MMUST
Makueni 14-7 Kisumu

Main Cup quarters

Homeboyz 29- 5 Kisii

Mwamba 12-7 Kabras (sudden death win)

Nakuru 26-7oilers

KCB 19-10 Nondies

Challenge quarters

Suburbs 7-5 Mmust

Quins 10-00 Leos

Mombasa 17-10 Kisumu

Impala 29-5 Makueni

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