Kenya Cup sides Homeboyz, Kenya Harlequins, Nakuru, Mwamba, Impala, KCB, and Nondies kicked off the Dala 7s campaign on a fine note after winning their round one matches played at Mamboleo Grounds on Saturday.
Homeboyz got the biggest win off the day, after scoring 46 unaswered points against newly promoted side MKU Thika In Pool D. Nondies pipped host Kisumu RFC to pick a 17-0 win.
Cubs hold Kabras
For the third time in a row this season, National 7s Circuit holders Kabras failed to pick maximum points in the opening game. The Sugarmen were held to 17-17 draw by Northern Suburb Cubs in the first match of pool C. At Driftwood 7s Kabras drew the opening game 19-19 while Mean Machine held them to a 7-7 draw at the Kabeberi 7s held in Machakos.
KCB got a 17-0 victory over Machine to top pool C. Machine managed to held on for a goalless draw in the opening half but the bankers managed to break their defence and scored three times and converted one try.
— Mwamba Rugby Club (@MwambaRFC) September 8, 2018
Mwamba started off well handing Blak Blad a 34-7 beating in Pool B. Collins Injera dotted the opener for Kulabu and conversion by Daniel Taabu send them 7-0 up. Blad would strike back to level the scores. The teams went to the break with Mwamba leading 12-7 thanks to a try from skipper Eliakim Kichoi.
In the second half, Injera set up Taabu and Gregory Odhiambo who scored the third and fourth try respectively. Matt Wanjia got his name on the score following the fifth try while Taabu sealed their big by touching down his second try of the game in the dying minutes of the finals half.
In the first match of Pool B, Impala Saracens got a 33-19 win over Oilers. Impala were forced to come back from behind twice in the opening half and tries from Derrick Mayar and Paul Mutsami ensure a 12-12 tie at halftime . Ishmail Mokaya, Patrick Mutuku got on the scoresheet in the second half as the Gazelles went on to pick a 33-19 win.
— Resolution Impala Saracens (@ImpalaSaracens) September 7, 2018
In Pool A, Kenya Harlequins brushed aside Kisii RFC to win 45-5. Driftwood 7s winners Nakuru edged Kakamega based side MMUST to win 17-12. Mitch Ocholla’s charges dotted three tries against MMUST ‘s two tries.
The second round of matches will kick off at 1220.
Harlequins 45-5 Kisii
Nakuru 17-12 MMUST
Impala 33-19 Oilers
Mwamba 34-7 Blak Blad
Kabras 17-17 Suburbs
Nondescripts 17-5 Kisumu
Homeboyz 46-0 MKU Thika
A Resolution Kisii v MMUST
A Nakuru v Kenya Harlequins
B Oilers v Blak Blad
B Mwamba v Impala
C Kabras v Mean Machine
C KCB v Suburbs
D Nondescripts v MKU
D Homeboyz v Kisumu