Homeboyz have a chance to defend the Dala 7s title for the third time in a row after beating Impala Saracens to reach the Main Cup finals.
They meet Mwamba RFC who beat KCB 20-7 to reach the finals. Collins Injera set up Gregory Odhiambo who scored Mwamba’s opener. KCB scored a try through the solo effort by Andrew Amonde but the try was canceled by the referee. Daniel Taabu created the second try for Mwamba, putting through skipper Eliakim Kichoi who added the second try.
Odhiambo came back and stretched the lead with a try but they failed to convert Mwita’s converted gaveKCB hopes in the clash but Matt Wanjia sealed their fate by scoring the fourth try for Mwamba.The loss sees KCB drop to the third playoff for the fourth time in a row this season in a row.
And into the finals! A brace from Mugaisi and a single try from Alai converted once by Olindi and Wanjala for a 19 – 7 win over @ImpalaSaracens. We play @MwambaRFC in the #Stanbic7s #Dala7s final. #MenengaiCreamHBR #TheBoyzAreInTown pic.twitter.com/KHvCqNFhc7
— Homeboyz Rugby (@HomeboyzRugby) September 9, 2018
Homeboyz defense on course
In the first semi-final, Dala 7s Defending champions Homeboyz scored at the death to return to the finals after last tournaments miss. Leonard Mugaisi scored first and Wanjala Michael converted to send them 7-0 up. Impala leveled the scored after a penalty try. Mugaisi was sent off to the bin after a high tackle on Munai Harrintone.
In the second half, Homeboyz regained the lead thanks Mugaisi’s long-range sprint. Derrick Mayar brought the Gazelles back to the game but Johnstone Olindi crafted a move that was completed by Richard Alai and sent Homeboyz back to the finals after a 19-12 win.
Homeboyz score after buzzer. The conversion goes wide. We drop to the 3/4 play-off
FT: @ImpalaSaracens 12-19 @HomeboyzRugby #Dala7s #ImpalaTime #ResolutionInsurance #PerfectPartner #MyWaterMyLife #FueledByUSN
— Resolution Impala Saracens (@ImpalaSaracens) September 9, 2018
Nondies beats Nakuru
Nakuru RFC fell to Nondies 24-12 in the second fifth-place finals. Nondies will now tackle Quins in the fifth-place finals. Nakuru scored a converted try to lead 7-0 while Fidel Oloo scored for Nondies and Daniel Okicho converted to tie the scores. Ombachi Dennis scored at the corner flag for a 12-7 scoreline at the break.
Nondies scored from the break before Marshall Benjamin added the fourth try. Hanningtone Wabwire pulled one back for Nakuru for a 24-12 loss.
Quins too good for Kabras
Kabras dismal run on day two continued after they fell 33-0 to Kenya Harlequin in the fifth place semi-final. Solomon Okia gave Quins a lead. Herman Humwa added the second with Aaron Ofoyrworth adding the extras for a 14-0 led. Okia then set up Frank Wanyama who scored Quins third try for a 19-0 halftime lead.
In the second half, Cyprian Kuto scored for Quins while Willy Ambaka added the final try before he was later sent to the bin.
FT Quins 33-0 Kabras
Tries: Okia, Humwa, Wanyama, CP, Willy
Con: Aaron, Aredo#SSS
— Kenya Harlequin (@KenyaHarlequins) September 9, 2018
Mean Machine and Oilers will square it out in the Challenge finals after winning their respective semi-final matches. Machine beat Kisii 38-15 while Oilers shut down 24-5 Nothern Suburbs.
The 13th will see MMUST tackle Blak Blad. MMUST ran over Kisumu for 22-5 as Blak Blad beat MKU 15-10.
Main cup finals
Homeboyz vs Mwamba
Impala vs KCB
Fifth place finals
Quins vs Nondies
Oilers vs Machine
MMUST vs Blad
Main Cup Semis
Homeboyz 19-12 Impala
Mwamba 20-7 KCB
Fifth place Semis
Quins 33-0 Kabras
Nondies 24-12 Mwamba
Machine 38-15 Kisii
Oilers 24-5 Suburbs
13th place Semis
Blad 15-10 MKU
MMUST 22-5 Kisumu
Main Cup Quarters
Impala 17-12 Quins
Homeboyz 33-7 Kabras
Mwamba 24-12 Nakuru
KCB 12-7 Nondescripts
Kisii 24-7 Blak Blad
Machine 22-17 MKU
Oilers 35-19 MMUST
Suburbs 7-5 Kisumu